Leap Ahead In Learning With The ‘Leap-Pad Platinum

There are plenty of tablets on the market that are aimed at children. From devices that look like functioning tablets but are nothing more...

“Science in the Garden” – Make A Chemical Reaction

About the chemical reaction The yeast in this demonstration acts as a catalyst (a helper). It speeds up the chemical reaction - the breaking down...

Library Science 101 #Inforgraphic

Many thanks to the  USC’s Online Master of Library Management Program for permission to share their excellent infographic

DK FindOut – A Learning Resource From @DKCanada

Everyone who reads my blogs with any regularity knows how much I really like Dorling Kindersley books. The reference books are always so well...

Math’s more fun with #UMIGO – #Review

One of the biggest challenges to supporting a child's education is finding commercial free, good quality resources that will engage your child and not...

Parents Of Kids With Special Needs Fail Themselves

Parents of kids with extra challenges are a funny bunch, both funny ha-ha, and funny peculiar; funny ha-ha because – well if you don’t...

Galactic Academy of Science series – Kids book review

We are always on the lookout for books that are educational as well as entertaining. When you have a reluctant reader, books that stimulate...

Joys of #Autism

Like all parents (well the vast majority anyway) I do, of course, love all of my children. Through the all night screaming (theirs not...

And sometimes #Autism sucks….

Most of the time I can be positive about Autism, and its role in our family, but every now and again Autism sucks. James is...

Swimming Techniques to Teach Your Toddler

Teaching your little one how to swim isn't just a fun summer activity and memorable bonding experience for the two of you; it is...

The Whitecaps Care #BeautifulBritishColumbia

Recently I tweeted, in passing, that I hoped the MLS players wouldn't strike (they were at the end of their contract at the time)...

Evey discovers the beautiful diversity of families with #Streamteam

This month, the #Streamteam email from Netflix was all about families, and the discussion it initiated taught me something about myself - that I...