Teaching Erin About The World

Growing up I don’t particularly remember learning too much about the world. Of course, in school we learn about history, geography and religion but personally, I don’t feel as though I really learned enough about the world we live in. My school certainly wasn’t a diverse one and apart from I think about 3 students, everyone was white. As soon as I was old enough with enough money, I started going on holiday, visiting new places around the UK and I even lived in Toronto for a year. I wanted to broaden my knowledge and have experiences different to everything

A New Year With Big Changes

This time last year I was writing about Erin’s first day at nursery and wondering how the hell I was going to cope not having her at home with me every day like normal. The settling in sessions and those first few weeks were absolutely heartbreaking for both of us. Erin ran off to explore on her settling in days but when it came to dropping her off for full nursery days she screamed, cried and clung to me for dear life. I spent most of the time walking home crying and feeling lost in a quiet house when I

How To Prepare Your Child When Moving Nurseries

In the middle of November I received an email I never could have expected. The email was to call a meeting at Erin’s nursery and the private school attached to it. Unfortunately, the meeting was full of bad news and we were told that unless a miracle happened, the school and nursery would be closing in either 2 or 4 weeks. Shocked and upset cannot even begin to cover how I felt. We had spent a whole year going to open days to get Erin ready for this nursery and we knew that we picked the right place for her.

Erin’s First Year At Nursery

I think we first decided on which nursery Erin would go to back when she was about 1. We chose a nursery attached to a private school as Erin seemed to be really comfortable there immediately. We took her to every open day they had until she was able to start after her 2nd birthday. I remember Erin’s settling in sessions like they were yesterday and where she went off happily to explore and make friends, I sat in the corner crying my eyes out because my little girl didn’t need me as much any more. Getting Erin used to

When Best-Laid Plans Go Awry

From Erin being around 1 year old we had a plan for her education. We started thinking about nurseries early with a plan for Erin starting somewhere as soon as she was 2. After we stopped baby classes I knew that Erin needed more interaction with children her own age and I also needed a break from everything for the sake of my mental health. Erin starting nursery at 2 was the best thing for everyone, even if it wasn’t good for our finances. The nursery that we chose for Erin was pretty much everything we could have asked for

Thomas And Friends Alphaphonics Tablet Review

Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.  Erin, at the moment, is one of those children who wants to learn. In January she will be moving up to the 3+ room at nursery and from then, she will be spending time with the reception class in school and joining in with learning things like phonics. Erin has shown an interest in letters and words for quite a long time now and I want to help encourage her at home. We were kindly sent the Thomas And Friends Alphaphonics Tablet recently and it

Learning Resources Friendly Farm Animal Counters Review

Yesterday we showed you the Birds In A Nest Sorting Set from Learning Resources. We’re currently trying to find new toys for Erin that are both educational and fun and today we’ll be reviewing Learning Resources‘ Friendly Farm Counters. The Friendly Farm Counters come as a set of 72 in a large plastic container. This set has a RRP of only £14.50 so you get a whole lot of pieces for the price. The set consists of 6 different animal shapes, in 6 different colours and 2 sizes. Essentially, you get a parent and baby of each animal in each colour. Sets like

Learning Resources Birds In A Nest Sorting Set Review

Now that Erin goes to nursery 3 days a week and is learning so much we want to be able to encourage that at home. While we will still be doing loads of fun, crafty type play, and running around like lunatics, I want to help Erin to learn at home and Learning Resources is the company to help us with that! One of the sets we have been trying out recently is the Birds In A Nest Sorting Set. The Birds In A Nest Sorting Set comes with 36 super brightly coloured pieces. You get six coloured bowls and 30 birds