August in a Nutshell

August has been and gone and E is now back at school. I remember thinking to myself that the six weeks school holidays is such a long time. Looking back at it the time went by super quick. We have had an interesting summer holidays, we haven’t done a lot really but as a whole we have had a nice time. This month I have however failed to take many photos. At the start of the month we took it easy, had a lot of play days in the sunshine. Even on the cooler days we made time to head down to the beach and have some fun. E loves the hat and sunglasses that we were sent earlier in the month. We had a couple of days out during the school holidays. The first day trip was to Dartmoor Zoo, we haven’t been there before. Its a lovely little… View Post

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5 Fun Activities to Keep Kid’s Brains Active During The School Holidays

We are two weeks into the summer school holidays, we are having fun and enjoying relaxing. One thing I am aware of is how easy it is to spend too much time with technology. Everything should be in moderation. It is important that they keep their little brains active.. Here are 5 fun activities which will hopefully help with summer boredom and build up their thinking skills. 1. Visit your local library Visiting your local library with your children is a fun way to spend a morning. Not only can you take out a handful of books, your kids can too. Encourage your children to browse all the books and get them to choose a few of their favourites to take home. Reading is such an easy way to engage their brains during the holidays and if they are lost in a good book, we bet they won’t even realise they… View Post

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Summer Holiday Boredom Busters That Won’t Cost A Fortune!

The summer holidays are here and give it a few weeks or even days and children start to get bored. Going on expensive days out isn’t always an option. Here are a few suggestions of things to do to bust that summer holiday boredom. Visit Your Local Library If your children are not members, it is quick and easy to sign them up. Then spend some time browsing the shelves, choosing books to take home and read or share. Many Libraries also offer free or low cost activities for children during the holidays. Every summer there is a fun reading challenge that the children can get involved in too with rewards given every time you read two books. Go Fruit Picking Find out where your nearest fruit farm is and go for a visit and pick some lovely fresh fruit. This is also a great way to talk about the different… View Post

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