Category Archives: School

Stopping Homework Battles with Poio

I don’t know about you but as soon as the word homework is mentioned my kid just switches off. t can be hard to get them on board with completing more work when they have got home from a day of doing work at school. Understandably so and quite honestly I’m not sure how I feel about what is expected of my Year 1 child to complete after school, so we are finding fun ways to get round it. Poio is one of those fun things.

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Read with Phonics App Review

Read with Phonics is a progressive process which takes you from simple sounds to more complicated spelling combinations. You can start your journey at ‘Water World’ and every time you complete a sound another one is unlocked. The app is aimed at children learning phonics and has a game format. I was very excited to try it for L as another fun way to get to grips with phonics and aid his learning at school.  Continue reading Read with Phonics App Review

Easy2Name Labels – Review

It doesn’t matter how hard I try, I cannot ignore the fact L will be starting schools this year. It’s only a couple of weeks until we find out if he got a place at the school in our village. But whilst September may be a lifetime away for him, it’s really not for me and I should start to get organised. Step one – Labels. Clothes, shoes, stationery and bags, you name it’ll need labelling and that’s where Easy2Name Labels comes in.  Continue reading Easy2Name Labels – Review