Education and Activities Archive

Summer camp problems

On Friday, I thought I’d give the summer camp one last try for Jude. I have never felt completely happy with it as I’m not entirely sure what Jude does all day and I’m also not …

Summer Camp

I managed to angle it today so that I had a bit of time to myself…well, with just the baby anyway. She’s like a permanent attachment to the side of my body so I include …

Hanging out with hippies

I knew I was going to love Folk by the Oak when we walked in through the entrance and the first thing I saw was an activity tent full of children and adults creating mandalas …

Sensory Play

As I have mentioned before, I’m a Montessori trained teacher so have a slight obsession with sensory play for young children. Same goes for children with disabilities; Jude for example has heightened sensitivity and still …

School support

It has crossed my mind this week how polarised the level of support and wealth is between Jude’s school and most other state schools in the area. I imagine, but obviously can’t certify, that the problem …

Expanding horizons

I think when it comes to experiences, it’s instinctive in us to stick within realms of considered safety. Elsa, is a total creature of habit and even little things like the bus changing it’s pick …

“I feel proud”

One of Jude’s learnt phases from school but one that is very relevant today. He has suddenly developed a great love of all things literacy and practises writing every day at school. In his book bag …

End of the week

Jude won’t wear socks. What is wrong with socks?!?! He also won’t wear a jacket unless it’s done up. Same goes for a zip up hoody, if it’s not zipped up he won’t wear it. …

New term

Back to school and what a difference! Jude (after a challenging morning) went off to school happily and worked so hard in all his lessons. Then he came home and was polite, played nicely with …