Learning with Leapfrog’s LeapReader

leapreader

LeapFrog is a company known for its influence in helping a child learn to read and write. With their wide range of books, apps, tablets and so much more, there is no limit to the ways in which they can benefit your children. The LeapReader, LeapFrog’s official pen, will read, help your child trace letters,… Read More

Who ate the dessert?

Bel did not stick her fingers in the dessert

    I made a lemon curd tart for dessert today. There were fingerprints in it. 16-month-old Bel says it wasn’t her. What do you think?                         Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up… Read More

11 reasons why I won’t do everything for my kids

Young boy in armchair

    Some people believe that children are children and so should be treated to only the pleasures of childhood – the playtime and snacks and naptimes – with no responsibilities or obligations at all. I am not one of those people. I do not believe that by doing everything for my children I will… Read More

How children in large families suffer when a new baby is born

  If you heed the oft-quoted concerns about children in large families you would be hard pressed to decide on what is worse for them. Is it the resentment older kids have when a new sibling is born, or is it the lack of attention a younger child with so many older siblings receives? Jealousy occurs,… Read More

Join me on Daybreak on ITV this morning

Daybreak

    A couple of weeks ago we wrote an article highlighting the research which showed that the average child’s Christmas list came to £900 and asked our readers whether they were planning on spending that amount on their kids. The overwhelming majority said no. And I agree. I’ll be on the Daybreak sofa this… Read More

Strange gift requests: What kids really want for Christmas… according to our readers!

a group of fresh squid

    A few weeks ago our eight-year-old asked for a bag of carrots for Christmas. ‘What for?’ I asked him. ‘To eat,’ he replied ‘They’re just so tasty!’ And so I wondered whether it was just our children who had a tendency to be slightly odd at times. After asking our readers about their… Read More