A week ago I spotted an advert at the children's centre for a production at Oxford Playhouse's Taylor Burton studio- it was about dinosaurs and aimed at 4 to 8 year olds. Perfect for Hugo, who's obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment and for Angelina, who really enjoys theater. Except it was during school time- Friday 1:30. Parenting dilemma! Should I take kids? Shouldn't … [Read more...] about Truancy and dinosaurs
It's fast approaching! My second child will also start school in September. Where have the past nearly 5 years flown? I am now making lists of what we need for the start of school, about buying school uniforms and other bits of kit. Last week, before leaving on holiday, I did a quick tidy up and sorting of the childrens' clothes. (That was my excuse for procrastinating … [Read more...] about My 3 strategies for buying school uniforms without breaking the bank
. After a 2 week holiday my 4 year old went back to school yesterday. As it’s a day another mum picks her up, I was shocked to see her come home in a completely different uniform, than what I sent her away in the morning. She also left her water bottle and her lunch box at school, only bringing home her fruit box. This got me thinking: Are we expecting too much … [Read more...] about School- Too much responsibility too early?
. . . Little Miss starts school in a week. We are all gearing up for this. Thinking back to just three years ago, even as Little Man was born I was so against starting school at such an early age. Four is too young, they need to be children for longer, was my thought. Then as Little Miss has been getting older, I’ve seen that she is ready for more formal education. Little … [Read more...] about Starting School… Are we really ready for this?