Autumn - a favourite season of mine! The colours are beautiful and the crisper days allow for nice big cosy jumpers. The changing of seasons is a lovely way to learn about the world around and opens up all kinds of conversations with children – you can look at colours, how the trees change, animals getting ready for winter, the food we eat and much more. I thought I would make a list of my favourite autumn activities to do and share some ideas with you all (might come in handy over half term or if we have another lock down!).
It’s been a crazy few months. You don’t need us to point that out. Lots of our little ones who are about to graduate from pre-school to ‘big’ school might have missed some of the usual preparations that nurseries or childminders might have done for this momentous change.
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And just like that the Summer holidays are here! A nice break from the relentless task of homeschooling and the weekday routine. But this year there are also lots of canceled holidays leaving many people feeling a bit deflated (me included). As with everything in life we need to be adaptable and choose to make the best out of situations we find ourselves in. So with that in mind I thought I would get some fun ideas in a blog, my top picks that I plan to do this holiday. There really are so many wonderful ideas online - we are all spoiled for choice.
I still feel like I need to pinch myself that this all actually happened! What an incredibly fun experience it was. As many of you may already know, My Busy Bots was recently on a show called ‘The Customer is always right’ – the ultimate consumer test! The show features British entrepreneurs, who all send their products to a panel of customers who then un-box and test them and then deliver their honest, amusing (sometimes brutal!) reviews. Pretty nerve wrecking being under the test on National TV!!
That’s right, it’s coming! That one, blissful day of the year when you lounge in bed until mid-morning, interrupted only by a gentle tapping at the door so your loving family can tiptoe in to bring you an artfully arranged breakfast tray.
So, your baby’s off to school in September! There’s lots you can do to help them feel ready for the change – find some of our top tips on our blog post here. But what about you? If we’re honest, we both underestimated what an adjustment starting school would be, for us as well as for our little ones – and Leanne’s a teacher! So we thought it would be helpful to share some of the things that make the transition easier for us.
So, your baby’s off to school in September! It hardly seems possible… where has the time gone? (Though, when we look back, the old adage that the years are short but the days can be loooooong certainly rings true.) There may be nerves. There may be high emotions. There may be blind panic. Some of these may even be coming from your kid. Here are a few things you can do over the summer to ease them – and you – into this brave new world.