Spending the summer in the garden with Gazillion

AD | Paid collaboration Over the last year we have realised just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful outdoor space to enjoy. I was someone who grew up without much of a back garden to play in. This made me determined to make sure that Erin had somewhere safe and spacious to play in during her childhood. This summer we hope to be out in the garden more than ever but we often need to make our garden play a bit more exciting. While we have plenty of outdoor toys, children can sometimes need something new and

Great shows for grown ups to binge watch on Netflix

Lately, with a lot more time on my hands and with Erin back at school, I have been able to get stuck in to some really great TV shows. Netflix is one of my go to streaming networks when I’m looking for something new to watch so I wanted to share some of the things I’ve loved recently as well as some slightly older favourites. Behind Her Eyes About a month ago it seemed like everyone was talking about Behind Her Eyes on social media and I just knew I had to watch it. I’ll be honest, for the first

5 Screen Free Activities to Explore with Your Child

AD | Collaborative post Playing games or watching something on  a screen is all well and good for your kids, in moderation. You don’t want them constantly glued to a screen of some description all day, there’s too much else out there for them to engage with. Finding other ways to play with a variety of things is a great way to encourage creative thinking in your children Thanks to guidance from a Prep School in London, here are five screen free activities to explore with your child. Toys!  What kid doesn’;t like playing with toys!? PLaying with toys sparks

The Importance of Drama Classes in Schools

AD | Collaborative post It can be easy to want to push your children more towards scientific subjects, particularly in these modern technological times. It can be easy to forget just how beneficial subjects like Drama and the performing arts can be for your children’s education and all round development into a more well rounded human being.  That is why we have teamed with an independent school in Hammersmith to highlight the importance and drama classes, and the kind of life skills your children can learn from engaging with the dramatic arts!  Self-Confidence  Working on a performance inspires chi;dren to

Children’s book review: Look What I Found In The Woods

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Look What I Found In The Woods. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. Join in with a nature treasure hunt and discover more about amazing objects that can be found in the woods in this stunning picture book from the National Trust. Discover a world of wonder on a woodland walk, as you set off on an outdoor adventure to find natural treasure, from prickly pine cones to swirly snail’s shells, then learn more

Helping Your Child Develop Critical Thinking Skills

AD | Collaborative post Every parent wants to make sure their child is as prepared for the real world as possible. A big part of that is encouraging them to develop their critical thinking skills. That’s why we’ve partnered with a Private School in Surrey to bring some pointers on how to develop your child’s mind when it comes to problem solving.  Let Them Think  There will be a temptation to hop in and solve any problem your child is struggling with. But resist the urge as best you can and let your child think about the problem by themselves

The Benefits of School Uniform for Pupils

AD | Collaborative post For some children, the reasons for wearing a school uniform isn’t very clear, and can often mean they feel frustrated by the fact that they’re being made to wear them. But there are more benefits to wearing a school uniform than you and your child may be aware of.  That is why, with the help of an Independent School in London, we have put together some of the benefits to uniforms that you may not have considered before.  School Spirit  The main reason for school uniforms, perhaps, is to bring a sense of pride to the

6 Ways to Create an Inspiring Home Office

AD | Collaborative post Through lockdown, working from home has become the norm for many people. Although adjusting to remote working was difficult initially, the workstyle has proved extremely beneficial due to travel cost-savings and improved work-life balance for employees.  In fact, many companies have decided to continue offering flexible homeworking post-lockdown. In a recent YouGov study, a quarter of bosses confessed to being sceptical of homeworking before the pandemic but now believe it’s effective. This percentage joins the 49% of employers who already supported the workstyle.  If your job is likely to involve homeworking in the future, whether it’s