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What Mums REALLY want for Mothers Day!

Whenever my Husband asks me what I would like for Birthday or Christmas, I always joke with him and say Peace and Tranquillity....(if only!) The look on his face kind of says it all! In all honesty, my list looks something like this wouldn't you agree?! Sleep or just a lie in A hot cup of tea or coffee Peace and quiet All the laundry to be done Meals to be prepared, cooked and eaten! A tidy house We know that’s part and parcel of being of being a parent, and realistically we would not have it any other way, but what do Mum’s really want for Mother’s Day? I'm Bex, one half of The Feel Good Sisters and I...

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Stages of Early Writing

Learning how to write is certainly not an easy task, especially for our young children yet we still expect so much from such a young age! Lets think about the skills involved when a child attempts to write; Firstly they have the physical task of not only holding the pencil but manipulating it to do what they want with control and precision.  The the child thinks what they want to write, they need to remember what they want to write and then use their knowledge of phonics to identify the individual sounds, remember how they are represented by letters and attempt to form them on the paper! Phew!  So because it is such a huge task with many skills which...

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Encouraging Independent Play

Similarly to concentration, another question that I get asked a lot is ‘how can I encourage my child to play independently’. It isn’t realistic to sit down with our children and play for 12 hours a day, we do have other things we need to get on with. It is understandable then that encouraging our little ones to play on their own is a hot topic and here’s my top tips for helping to make that happen! Firstly, it’s important to remember that playing independently is a skill that children need to learn and as such it’s often about going right back to basics. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice and you will need to build it up how...

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Children's Mental Health

For the most part, our kids are resilient little souls but just like us they have good and bad days just like us, they worry and just like us, they may need a little boost sometimes! Now I don't claim to be an expert when it comes to children’s mental health but I’ve compiled a list of those resources which I’ve found useful at home and in my experience as a teacher. Number one on my list is fresh air! I'm a big believer in getting outdoors no matter the weather and we often underestimate the power of a simple walk but it really can work wonders! And it’s not just the fresh air which benefits us but the act...

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Taste Safe Play Ideas

Ahhh it’s so hard isn’t it when your little one puts everything in their mouth and I mean everything!! You want to do all the activities that you’ve seen on Pinterest but you just now whatever you put out will end up in the mouth! So I’m hoping this blog post can help provide you with some ideas. Before we start, do you know why babies i’m toddlers put everything in their mouth? Well from about three months as their hand eye coordination improves, they learn how to reach out and grab objects, and a baby will instinctively put it into their mouth and this is how they explore the world. The mouth is full of sensory nerve endings and...

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