7 Books to Support Emotional Well-Being for Children 5 and over.

Emotions are a hard thing to control when you’re a child. They can often be overwhelming and children’s behaviour may change because of it. It’s not just about recognising what their feeling, there’s always understanding why they feel that way and what they can do to balance themselves again. For those with neurodiversity (for example…

A&E: Advice for Visiting with a Child Who is Autistic.

Going to A&E can be a daunting experience for any child. It’s generally a place you go when hurt or unwell so they’re not in the best frame of mind anyway, but add to that the sensory aspect, the change in routine, the unknown factors and it can be particularly challenging for those who are Autistic or any form of neurodiversity.

Hand, Foot and Mouth – a guide for families.

Hand, Foot and Mouth is one of those rights of passage for many children. It’s a common childhood illness along with more well known viruses such as chicken pox. Despite it looking rather concerning and being uncomfortable for the child, it is actually not one of the illness that requires the child to be isolating or excluded from their educational setting, toddler groups etc (however go by how your child is feeling and check with the provider that there aren’t any immuno-compromised children who may get very poorly from a virus). My 2 year old has recently caught the virus so I thought I’d share what we’ve learnt from it.

Family meal ideas: weekly meal plan 1

There’s nothing worse than that dreaded question – “what’s for dinner?” and your mind going blank as you try to remember what’s in the freezer. For us, weekly meal planning has been a huge timer, money and sanity saver. I have to plan for a family of four – including one children who is autistic…

Coronavirus Diary: What I’ve learnt to help us home school.

So, we’re currently in week…I’ve lost count actually, of home schooling. The last couple of weeks have certainly been a learning curve for me. I learnt a lot about myself…such as, I am rubbish at cursive and I have less patience that I thought (some swear words may have been uttered under my breath). This…

19 Must Watch Family Christmas Films.

Christmas movies are part of most families festival traditions. My family included. Every year ‘Father Christmas’ leaves a movie for us to watch, along with some snacks for Christmas Eve. But we also spend the weeks leading up to Christmas watching both our favourites and trying out some new films. Here’s my 10 films that…

A Spooky Visit to the Ascarium (Sea Life Centre, Great Yarmouth)

(Gifted Ad) This year Halloween, like most other events, has been affected by the Coronavirus. However, The Sea Life Centre has come up with a fun, family event for the season…Ascarium (“dum – dum – dahhhhh”). From the 10th October till the 1st November the Sea Life Centre has had a spooky transformation. The wizard…

How to Make Microwave Playdough.

Today is a rainy day and we’re looking for something fun to do indoors. So we decided to make playdough. I usually make it on the hob but as I wanted my 5 year old to help I decided on the microwave version instead. For this recipe you’ll need/ Tablespoon of oil 1 cup of…

Alternative Ways to Celebrate Halloween This Year

A lot of celebrations have had to change this year. Coronavirus has meant that birthdays, weddings and now Halloween have had to tweaked and rearranged to fit in with the new rules and safety guidelines. Our usual way to celebrate Halloween is to do fun crafts, choose a costume and go Trick or Treating on…