Tag Archives: primary school

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child as They Start School for the First Time

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child as They Start School For the First Time - Our Little House in the Country

My little boy has started school! How fast the years fly by! Two weeks ago my little boy Doodles started primary school.  So when I was approached to participate in the Fairy Non Bio Power of Soft Campaign (“encouraging parents to make the most of those oh-so-soft cuddles with their little ones while they can!”), it hit a chord with

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Summer Butterfly Collages: An Invitation to Create – using materials as a stimulus

Summer Butterfly Collages, an invitation to create, using materials as a stimulus - Our Little House in the Country

  I love to wander around “Euro” or “Pound” shops looking out for bits and pieces to use in art projects or play activities. On one such trip recently I found these card butterfly cut outs.  I’m not a huge fan of using templates and cut outs but I find if they are used in the right way they can

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10 Tips for When Your Child is Unhappy or Experiencing a Problem at School

10 Tips for when your child is unhappy or experiencing a problem at school

Most children go through a period of being unsettled at school, usually it is when they are just starting school or a new class and is separation anxiety related.  This is perfectly normal and should be expected.  Children see their parents or primary care givers as their safe haven, where they know the routine, what to expect, etc.  So venturing

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10 Fantastic Spring/Easter Books

There are so many beautiful children’s books with Spring themes available, we have so many of them I wasn’t sure where to start with this post.  With the help of Oodles and Doodles, I have put together out top 10 Spring themed books! 1. The Velveteen Rabbit – not strictly about Spring but a gorgeous, timeless story . 2. That’s

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(Books for Children) Doodles’ Book of the Week – “The Great Recycling Adventure” by Jan McHarry, Illustrated by Edmond Davis & Piers Sandford

I mentioned yesterday that Doodles (4 ½) loves fact based books.  I f it a detailed filled book about how something works or experiments to try or picture books of the solar system then that’s what you’ll find him reading.  So, his book of choice this week is a lift and flap book called “The Great Recycling Adventure”, written by

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(Kids) Green Gloop Messy Play – St Patrick’s Day Fun

Messy Play Alert! Sticking with our St. Patrick’s Day theme we decided to enjoy some outdoor messy play with Green Gloop today! Spring has finally arrived after months of horrendous storms and we have been making the most of the good weather and getting out as much as possible.  We even managed a trip to the beach yesterday.  It was

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(Kids) Gloriously green play dough fun- St Patrick’s Day Festivities

St Patrick’s Day is Monday, 17th March. It’s our national day here in Ireland. It’s a weekend of fun and frolics and a celebration of all things Irish. It also means a day off school and work! In preparation for the weekend ahead we’ve been having a little fun with some St Patrick’s Day themed activities. Today’s fun included exploring

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