Lockdown and how to help toddlers feel better

Lockdown is tough for everyone right now, but particularly toddlers who are too young to understand why. Here are a few ways we have tried to make it easier for our son, little C. Good routine Children love routine, so while our routine has changed dramatically…

Rationing screentime for children during lockdown

If you are the parent of a young child, I’m sure you will have endured some shrieking and stomping during lockdown when trying to limit screentime. In our house, this has happened when we have tried to take the iPad away from little C. While we…

Spark children’s interest in reading on World Book Day

As a new mum over 40, my local library was the Internet of the day and every day was a book day for me growing up. It provided everything I needed – education, story-telling – and stickers all in one place (thankfully without the distraction of TikTok and Candy Crush).

How to get toddlers to eat up their greens

Getting toddlers to eat up their greens has always been challenging and it’s something a lot of parents struggle with. We’re lucky in our household that little C can munch his way through an array of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables in a week. These days…

Baby steps to STEM learning with domino robot factory

STEM learning has started with some baby steps in our household.

STEM learning has started with some baby steps in our household.

The cat who came in from the cold

This is a story of friendship, love and little C who’d really like to get his paws on our unflappable cat lodger, Mr Bengal.

This is a story of friendship, love and little C who’d really like to get his paws on our unflappable cat lodger, Mr Bengal.

Snippets to help keep baby calm during their first haircut

Here’s some tips to keep baby calm during his first haircut.

Here's some tips to keep baby calm during his first haircut.