How to Keep Children Mobile Safe in School

As the children are getting older I am becoming more and more aware of the access they have to the internet – apps, internet browsers and games on their tablets and even through the TV. But in time they will have their own mobile phones which open up a whole new world to them – and even more worry from a parent’s perspective around how to keep them safe online.…

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Help your Children to Learn through Music with Pomelody

When LP and Little Man were babies we loved going to music classes – and carried on all the way through their preschool years. But, a new e-learning service – Pomelody – offers parents the ability to have fun and connect with their infants through music in the comfort of their own home. Pomelody can be used with friends and family or even at play groups and nurseries. No musical…

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An Introduction to Organic Dairy with Arla

I admit, I’ve always been the last person to buy organic. When I started being in control of my own food shop I didn’t have the money to be fussy – I just picked the cheapest option. Then as our finances got better but we became time poor instead – with two children, work and a home – I’d generally choose products there were on offer or good value, making quick decisions…

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Back to School with Letts – and Win!

Now that the children are both at school we are doing all we can to aid their learning at home too. We read with them as much as possible and I know when they have exams to prepare for they’ll be using Letts revision books just like I used when I was a child. Letts have such a wide range of books to support learning from age three until the…

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Our Annual Family Visit to the Opticians

Everyone is focusing on back to school this week – us included. Little Man had his first day at school on Wednesday and LP went into Year 2. But, now that they’re back at school our September routine starts. Ever since I was a child I’ve gone to the opticians in September. It’s one of those routines where the start of the school year marks another eye test for me…

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Working on Improving a Child’s Handwriting

LP has been at school now for over two years and in that time she has gone from not even being able to hold a pen and not knowing the alphabet to being able to read and write. Writing is such a core part of day to day life and one I often forget that I had to learn at one point. But now LP needs to focus on improving…

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Nominate Your Local Hero to have a Pork Farms Pop …

We all have people that we love to shout about – those that go above and beyond. There are the people on the school PTA who make sure each and every school event is a huge success, raising money for much needed school equipment. There are the people are work who are always there, who you can rely on to do anything that is needed of them and who have…

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