Learning with Amazing! magazine – review and giveaway

Learning with Amazing! magazine

I am always on the look out for new ways to encourage Monkey to read and I’ve been having some success recently.  Not only has he been reading, but he’s also been learning with Amazing! magazine.  Double points to me! The magazine was launched in 2014 and is aimed at children… Continue reading »

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

You all know that I’m fairly obsessed with maps and I’m thrilled that Monkey seems to share my passion.  After our recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo, we were talking about where the different animals came from and the World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys really helped him to truly understand. The World… Continue reading »

Letts Back to School giveaway

Win £50 worth of Letts books tailored to your childs age

Today I have a Letts Back to School giveaway worth £50 for you.  Are you ready for the new school year to start? I thought I was all sorted until I realised that Monkey’s feet have grown again and he’d need new school shoes. So off we went last week… Continue reading »

Letts Wild About range – review and giveaway

Letts Wild About range

We love wildlife here as you’ve probably realised by now.  You’ve also probably gathered that Monkey isn’t the biggest fan of schoolwork.  Whilst I don’t want him doing hours of homework, I am keen to explore anything which whilst helping him learn, he will perceive as fun!  The Letts Wild About range which… Continue reading »

Butterfly World from My Living World

Butterfly World from My Living World

You may remember when Monkey and I reared a Lackey moth from a caterpillar we found on a pathway not far from our home back in 2013.  I’ve been promising him we’d repeat the exercise ever since, especially as he covered the life cycle of butterflies at school recently. We… Continue reading »

Pass the Word

Pass the Word

As you all know Monkey is a rather reluctant writer.  He gets easily frustrated and struggles with it all.  The situation probably isn’t helped by his letter formation, when he writes, he starts most letters in the wrong place, so he’s always covering more distance on a page than he needs… Continue reading »