Tried and Tested: Pretend & Play® School Set

Product testing: Pretend and Play School Set
Name: Niki of Play & Learn Every Day
Age of child/children: 2 ½ and 4 ½

 

Niki is a former early years teacher and current stay-at-home mum to her two children; Ethan (4 ½) and Ivy (2 ½).  Originally from Canada, Niki has lived in the UK for the past 13 years.  She writes about learning through play with games, activities, crafts and fun over on Play & Learn Every Day! read more

What to expect from your child’s first week at ‘big’ school

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Getting ready to start ‘big’ school is a brand new adventure for young learners and marks a new chapter in their life. It is an exciting time but can sometimes bring about feelings of uncertainty in both parents and children.

Our in-house educational expert and early years teacher, Joanne Moore, has laid out a typical first week to help you and your family prepare for it over the summer break. read more

Back to School

Well now we’ve had the late August bank holiday, we know what comes next… Back to School! Are the shoes bought, the uniform ironed and the new pencil case chosen? That was my favourite bit of the summer holidays – a new pencil case!!

The hardest thing was getting back into routine. Whenever we’re on holiday I always find getting back into the nursery and work routine the biggest challenge. I happened across a great article on Parentdish UK with 10 tips to getting the kids out of the door in the mornings! They call it a ‘keep calm countdown’. Take a look at the article and read through the great tips. In the meantime, these were my favourites: read more