Category: School Readiness


Oh wow. So the last few weeks have been a bit of a wild ride! I started drafting this post a few weeks ago and already everything has changed completely. In truth, I deliberated writing this post all as I Read more…


Ahhh winter! Tis the season to be germy! Thorough hand-washing does go a long was in helping little ones stay healthy but they aren’t always super keen to do it! Here’s a quick little hack you can try at home…


With Christmas over so quickly and a long winter ahead, we’re increasingly using our DIY lightbox for activities. Read on to find out how to create this ‘fireworks’ tray at home. You will need: IKEA Flisat table with ‘trosfast’ trays Read more…


As i’m increasingly fond of saying, in the very early years I think that learning the alphabet should be about familiarisation, rather than drill style repetition. Z has now done countless alphabet recognition activities in various guises – it’s a slower approach for sure but it also doesn’t feel like a chore to her either.


I confess that the term ‘school ready’ does really irk me. The pressure parents face to ensure their child can count, sing the alphabet and be fluent in a foreign language (kidding) by the time they reach reception class is pretty intense. Whilst counting to 100 is indeed impressive for a 3-4 year old, i’m more concerned with the more practical elements of being school ready. Here’s why…