Why Learning Should Be Child’s Play

Spelling tests. Cursive handwriting. Mental maths tests. Children in ‘sets’ for literacy and maths. Formal half termly assessments, often where children sit individually and must complete a test in silence. You’d be forgiven for thinking I was referring to a secondary education here. Children practising for their GCSEs. Children attending five lessons a day with … [Read more…]

Missed Conception?

It seems these days that we get to a certain age, or stage in our lives (early thirties, long term relationship, newly wed) and people start asking the inevitable; when are you going to have a baby? As if it is that simple. The lovely Nicola at All Things Spliced recently wrote a great post … [Read more…]