Reading a bedtime story to my daughter is something I look forward to all day. When it comes to story time, printed books are still “the gold standard” according to a new study which suggests parents and children have less interaction when using tablets. “The print book is a really beautiful object in that each … Continue reading Printed books way better than tablets for parent-child bonding: study
or Why I Believe your Next Pet Should be a Rat Although there are many different reactions to rats like, “EW! You have RATS as…pets?!” our favourite pet was our rats. My daughter named them Bellhop and Marybelle; one had brown fur with brown eyes and one had white fur with red eyes. They both had … Continue reading Rats! The Best House Pet?
What we can do to change the balance in this throwaway society? If you have ever decluttered your house and stared at all the bin bags of rubbish, you will understand my point. Our culture today is to consume, consume, consume. Whether it’s clothes, shoes or items for the house we all buy a multitude of product. Most of us upgrade our phone yearly when there is nothing wrong with the old one. The advertising and new improvements keep us coming back for more. Is this due to the constant advertisements and today’s culture or is it something more? Products from the last decade do not last, as well as they did in earlier years.
Yesterday I decided to take my daughter to the local park. She is 18 months old and her love in life is the swing. Hours we could spend swinging her. As we approached the field, from a distance, we could see three teenage boys at the children’s swing. They had done the normal and tied the swing up by turning it over and over the bar. My partner asked what we were going to do. My reply I’m going to ask them to pull the swing down for me or turn it back around myself.
Mrs Mactivity is a brilliant website for both teachers and parents. Mrs Mactivity is a real visual learning experience. The handouts are bright and engaging, attracting users to them. Mrs Mactivity has thought of everything within her resources. You have a choice of fonts and the seasonal events are for both UK and USA users. … Continue reading Mrs Activity – Fun Resources for Parents and Teachers
Are spelling and grammar important when writing? It is a question I ask myself daily, during teaching. I work with some of the most reluctant students. Many have been excluded from school for behaviour reasons. Students exhibit behaviour for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is that they struggle at school. It is … Continue reading How Important is Grammar and Spelling in Writing?
How to structure your writing and reference correctly. Whether you are writing an academic essay or an article for your blog here is a simple structure that you can use. Using this will help clarify your posts and excel in all your writing. Post / Essay Title Every essay title should contain an explicit or implicit … Continue reading The Perfect Structure for the Perfect Essay