Today in Streatham. Partners in Slime. The amount of glue, glitter, pots we also use at home… 😂 I love the Science in Action but the chemicals in some of the crap my daughter uses, eww. And the plastic. On a healthier note. Last night. Creative Cousins decorated gingerbread biscuits. With various e-numbers, sugar and preservatives. They thoroughly enjoyed it. This morning, whilst in Shavassana pose, the puppy found one of their tiny blue smarties abandoned on the floor. She then climbed all over my face and bounced around the house. Currently bundled in her basket. Chocolate is dangerous for … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at a Slime
A Lesson From the Brownies Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening. Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions – What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? – Friends Games Tablet Donuts ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’? Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.
Kids spending too much time on screens, overloaded with homework, stressed out over friendships, ignoring your requests to help out around the house repeated Join me at Family Dialogues, monthly meet ups for children, parents and families. Scroll this event for my other meet ups too – Family Dialogues Jane Tyson Continue reading Can We Encourage Our Kids to Be More Responsible?
A ‘Bored’ Book How many times a day do your children tell you they are bored? Maybe you have children who can easily entertain themselves, and spend the day just making, creating and playing, I’d really love to hear from you for this idea. I notice that if kids are on their computers, tablets, phones, PS4s etc they never seem to tire. It’s when they come off them that they find it hard to transition from this over stimulated time to a space where they now have to do something ‘boring’ instead. Screens produce an experience we can’t recreate I read … Continue reading A Bored Book.
Did you eat all your peas and carrots… Would you like your child to speak to you more and share their feelings openly and freely with you without asking? Read on as this will help. Scenario 1 – you greet your child after a busy day and ask them all about it – who they played with, what they had for lunch, did they eat all their peas and carrots, what they did in maths, have they got homework and so. You ask them question after question (some parents I spoke to say they question like this because they feel … Continue reading What did you have for lunch, who did you play with?
Classes specifically for your child – How would it feel to have a relaxed, happy and confident child – what would that mean to you as a parent? I run a weekday class in Guildford and Saturday workshops across Surrey and help your child to – Discover ways to overcome fears and anxiety Problem solve on their own, learning from their mistakes Think more independently Develop a ‘can do’ attitude Make friends and keep friends Create a ‘growth’ mindset and optimism These relaxed, fun and playful Tuesday Sessions are for young people aged 6 to teen. Run over 4 weeks. … Continue reading Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids
A Random DiaBlog from a concerned Mum and Primary School Teacher. My first Primary School teaching job was ten years after the introduction of the 1988 National Curriculum, which was about bearable. I was an Art Coordinator; my lessons were … Continue reading ‘They’ Made Me Do It.