Learning months and seasons the easy waywith Cheerz photo magnets

The Acorns really can’t seem to grasp the idea of the sequence of the months of the year, so I’ve been mulling over an idea for presenting the order of the year in a way that makes it personal to them.  When Cheerz asked me if I wanted to review their photo magnet...

The Cream Tea debate

I don’t normally get my blog involved in controversial subjects such as politics or religion, but sometimes I feel the need to break this rule in the name of science.  So here it is:  in the great cream tea debate, which county applies the clotted cream and jam in the most...

Principia Space Diary – Astronaut training for kids

  Hands up anyone who has a child who dreams of going into space!  My two boys certainly do, so when I found out about the opportunity to buy ‘make-your-own-book’ Space Diaries based on Tim Peake’s Principia (pronounced ‘Prin-kip-ee-ah’) mission I jumped at the chance.  After waiting with much anticipation our diaries...

Benefits of Board Games – Settlers of Catan

  I’ve wanted a new board game since playing Carcassonne when we stayed with games guru friends a few years ago.  I wanted something different to the old favourites such as Monopoly and Scrabble.  On the advice of the friends we stayed with I decided on Settlers of Catan.  Matt...