Parenting

The ‘No More Worries’ Kit – A kit that lets you give your worries to the fairies!

My eldest son is a worrier. He worries about all things children worry about, from being scared of the dark to worrying about school. It’s not nice to see children worry and sometimes us parents feel deflated in our efforts to help with certain things bothering our children. The Irish Fairy Door Company has developed …

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet – Lets keep our children safe

We see news stories about the impact of technology on our everyday lives all the time these days. Many of us have started to think about how technology affects us personally. But how many of us have stopped to think about how it affects our children? Kids are receiving their first internet-capable device earlier and …

An interview with Peter Crouch – Premier League Primary Stars

Stoke City FC footballer Peter Crouch takes on the role of a PE teacher in a lesson with a difference in the Premier League’s latest ‘Best Lesson Ever’ video to promote its Premier League Primary Stars education programme. The striker first appears on a screen at the front of the Maple Court Academy school hall …

Premier League Primary Stars -A national curriculum-linked education programme (free resources)

Premier League Primary Stars was launched in March 2017 with the ambition to engage 10,000 schools by 2019. Since then the programme has already engaged more than 15,000 primary schools in England and Wales. Last October the Premier League Writing Stars campaign was rolled out to schools as part of the Primary Stars literary resources. …

Premier League Writing Stars – Olivia Smith, 7, from North Wales wins Premier League poetry competition

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. The competition, which launched in September last year, asked children to write poems based on the theme of resilience and uses the appeal of the Premier League football to help inspire children …

How to get a “better” night’s sleep when you are pregnant – by Sleep Consultant Kathryn Stimpson

My pregnancy went a little bit like this, severe morning sickness from week 3-17, week 17-34 was an emotional rollercoaster, week 35 our little sleep thief greeted us nice and early. During the first 17 weeks of pregnancy I laid in bed all day everyday. Even if I opened an eye, I felt like I …

Premier League Writing Stars – Free resources for primary school teachers

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. With support from professional football clubs, current and former players, such as Alan Shearer, stars from the entertainment world as well as the National Literacy Trust, the response from children has been …

Research highlights mental health impact of hyperemesis gravidarum

A systematic review of qualitative research on the impact of severe pregnancy sickness published yesterday (1st February 2018) in the British Journal of Midwifery has shown that some women can become suicidal from the severity and long duration of symptoms. The review, which was conducted by Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) and researchers at Plymouth University, …

Baby due between January and March? – Plimsoll Productions are looking for expectant parents.

Plimsoll Productions are making a really exciting new documentary series for BBC Wales focusing on six sets of parents across the South of Wales. The series will follow new born babies and their parents over the first 6 months of their lives. Plimsoll Productions will work closely with parents to arrange short, simple filming schedules. The documentary will …