March 11, 2020

We’ve seen it time after time, when kids come on our Forest School days they absolutely LOVE any food that they collect, prepare and cook themselves outdoors, they just yum it up! 

There has to be something special in that connection to food that you only get when you f...

March 11, 2020

A recent study found that 53% of children own a smart phone by the time they are 7 years old - do you think a ‘device’ is affecting your child emotionally?

According to US expert speaker Tony Robbins, we have six basic emotional needs:

Certainty / Comfort - in a frequent...

October 29, 2019

Did you know that, even though it’s wet & cold, we NEED to get outdoors with our kids? It's essential for our health and happiness, here's why...

Winter is a time of year when many families hide away indoors, mirroring the hibernation of some animals and with all this w...

October 29, 2019

One of the activities I often use with children and teenagers, is to make a glitter jar.

When the jar (filled with water and glitter) is shaken up, the glitter flies about everywhere and we can’t see through the water.  It takes a minute or so for the glitter to settle...

June 11, 2019

Over the school holidays, you might well be attending a summer fete 

with the kids. 

One of the classic games at these fetes is the Lucky Dip. I remember from when I was small, the fun in reaching down into the unknown to pull out a random prize, usually something sweet...

June 11, 2019

I help many children to understand and control their anxieties. Common ones include friendships, tests and exams, family relationships, self-image and ‘fitting in’.  

Although anxious feelings are very common, I believe everyone can be helped to control and reduce anxie...

June 11, 2019

Memory is key for learning. 

‘How can I help my child remember their spellings?’ Is a question I’m often asked. 

Helping your child learn their spellings can seem tricky, especially when they are trying hard, but the information doesn’t appear to ‘stick’.

Using the senses...

October 29, 2018

Enjoying a campfire with family and friends on a cold, clear winter’s day is a favourite activity of ours, and what is a campfire without some winter warming tasty treats to enjoy? These days you can’t seem to go a day without hearing about the huge problem that plasti...

October 29, 2018

In our imagination Christmas is a blissful time of log-fires and families happily singing carols together.  In reality, for most families, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year.  

What is the secret of those people who have a stress-free and happy C...

August 24, 2018

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Week from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018

How dyslexia aware are you?

It’s estimated that 10% of the population are dyslexic. Maybe your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia or you suspect he or she is dyslexic. 

So, what is dyslexia?

Dyslex...

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