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When Toby and Gabe were younger we were always quite strict about bedtime. We kept to our routine, even on holiday and for special occasions. This was mostly because both boys really need their sleep and they just didn’t cope well with staying up late. They would be grumpy, and then it would cause problems for at least a day or two after.
Every year we like to get one or two new decorations for the Christmas tree, and this year I decided to make some personalised baubles using some Bostik products that we had been sent. These baubles are quick and easy to make and you can personalise them however you wish.
With Christmas just around the corner Toby and Gabe have been getting crafty and making some easy Christmas cards to send to their grandparents. We used craft materials provided by Bostik to make the cards. In this post I’ll show you which products we used, and how you can make this easy Christmas Card craft for kids too.
I’m sure we’ve all used Blu Tack to stick pictures on the wall or notes to the fridge but it as so many other uses too. I’ve been working with Bostik and they asked me to share my #BluHacks – ways of using Blu Tack that you might not expect.
Everyone loves the zoo. The perfect family destination
that’s got plenty of interesting animal sights and sounds for both kids and
parents to enjoy, and a day that’s not too heavy on the pocket either. On top
of that, a day at the zoo can usually tie in nicely to a wider trip, making it
a perfect memorable holiday moment.
Arts, crafts and creative exercises have long been an established part of teaching, learning and play for children – but, why exactly are they so important?
It may be easy to think of play and art as simply a pleasurable diversion for children, but it can have a profound impact on their development. Art and play can help children to expand their social and cognitive skills, has a lasting impact on personality and shapes the way that they approach and deal with problems.
Running the family budget can be a headache. It is not
as simple as knowing how much your regular bills add up to and being sure that
there is enough money available to cover those. If it was, doing your family
budget would take just a few minutes. It is the so-called little things, the
day-to-day extras and paying for emergencies that catch you out. Controlling
how much you spend on items like that is not easy. But, there are things you
can do to make managing this type of expense easier.
Despite the odd unseasonably warm days we keep having, I think we can all admit that Autumn (or Fall if you’re that way inclined) is well and truly upon us. And as we head into October and the nights are getting darker what better to add a bit of sparkle than some glitter?
Since starting school Toby has been to dozens of birthday parties but he’s never had one of his own, other than small family parties at home. After his last birthday though he started asking if he could have a party for his 6th birthday with his friends from school.
Getting your kids motivated about school is either going to be something that’s totally effortless, or something you have to battle with every single day. Some children are just geared up to love education, and right from the moment they enter big school, they dive right into learning, and soak it all in. But there will be some of you that are really struggling to get your kids motivated about school. They would rather be playing with their friends, watching TV, or just playing with their toys. Read more