I know what you’re thinking, that we googled ‘what is the dullest article you can write?’ and what we came up with was can you put jeans in the tumble dryer? – but you’re wrong! This is at the cutting edge of what people really want to know – our top ranking article on this site is about what paint you should use, matt, silk, … Continue reading Can you put Jeans in the Tumble Dryer?
We’ve gathered some top tips for new cyclists whether you are contemplating taking up cycling for exercise, to avoid trains and busses on your commute, or as a new family activity, you are not alone! The increase in take-up of cycling over recent months has been phenomenal! But, if you haven’t ridden a bike since your own childhood, where on earth would you start in … Continue reading Six top tips for new cyclists: Get on your bike
Pass the Pigs conjures up memories of any childhood, sat in the back of the car or in an airport – long journeys with my sister sat beside me as we threw the little pigs into their case to see just how they would land. Admittedly we probably sometimes threw them at each other too! Fastforward thirty odd years and here I am a fully … Continue reading Pass the Pigs – Garden Edition
Yuko B (written Yūko.B if our anglophone keyboards allow us) manages to bring two corners of the fashion world together with Korean inspired fashion and homewares filtered through a little French style. They have taken objects in daily use such as handbags, socks, dinnerware, bento lunch boxes, and pillows, and through clever use of design and colour, managed to produce a catalogue for fashion and … Continue reading Yuko B brings Korean style to home and fashion
Teaching kids digital literacy is more important now than ever before. As media devices become more accessible and gaming apps for children increase in popularity, kids need to be able to understand the technology they’re using and how to do so appropriately. The importance of digital literacy By the time a child reaches primary age, they can confidently access the internet, play games and watch … Continue reading Are your kids smarter than you?
This summer holiday, my son was looking to learn to code. I searched for local kids coding opportunities, workshops, or classes and found one running at our local library. It was fully booked and the waiting list was overrun. What if there were more local education centres to interest our children in useful skills for modern employment. Then, I got a call from Code Ninjas, … Continue reading Kids Coding: When Screen Time can be good
Child Arrangements post-divorce are a challenging time for all parties involved – no more so than the children who are or at least should be, at the centre of focus for the separating families. Too often we hear of warring ex-couples, of children ‘caught in the middle’ and of legal fees amounting into thousands. As a society, we’ve recently noticed that male suicide is high, … Continue reading Child Arrangements: Why not 50:50 shared care for your child?
School architecture tends to elicit a response in almost everyone, yet the emotional response can range from very negative to a positive feeling that lights up the face of the person questioned. But what effect does school building design have on the learning outcomes of the pupils and the work environment of the teachers and staff? An article on the BBC Website poses this exact … Continue reading School Architecture: Can Building Design aid learning?
Lazy afternoons with the sunshine laying over the land, a slight sea breeze drifting in and the cackle of laughter from your loved ones hangs in the air. All you need now is a stunningly beautiful, simply designed, high-quality children’s tent to provide some shade and complete the picture of relaxation and bliss. La Tente high-quality is a French company based in the ‘Iles du … Continue reading Children’s Tent and The art of Napping: La Tente Islaise
The loss of Arts Funding and Art as a subject in general education is depriving our next generation of nurturing their creativity and imagination. It’s child neglect and as a society, we are all guilty. Previously, we’ve written about the need to teach children creativity, lest the machines take over all the non-creative roles and jobs and leave a generation unemployed and ill-equipped to be … Continue reading Arts Funding: Why are we depriving our next generation?