Playtime

Slipping sliding and that is just me! Playtime with the boys makes Nanny every bit as naughty and fun seeking as they were born to be. Tucked inside can be a little bit of discovery and learning too..for us all.

Learning about diversity, racism, equality comes in books

Learning about diversity, racism, equality comes in books

16 Apr 2021

Growing up with every ‘ism’ I was brought up hearing my father speak ill of Black people, homosexuals and denigrating women. Whether in the factory,...

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Mischief Managed

Mischief Managed

19 Mar 2021

As a Nan is it my right to make the rules when I am there or is it my job to follow the parents' rules?

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Do online games mine my data too?

Do online games mine my data too?

19 Feb 2021

As play gets more techno how far beyond play does the game go?  Do you or your child's school sign up to online learning tools...

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Nans need action to stop Online Harm

Nans need action to stop Online Harm

01 Jan 2021

The boys are now using their tablets on a regular basis. Duncan has to do a lot of his school work on a laptop. Slowly...

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I just wanna sleep Nan!

I just wanna sleep Nan!

30 Oct 2020

Jamie constantly complains about wanting to sleep, moans about being woken up, then moans about having to get out of bed. And to cap it...

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Friendship Ceremonies

Friendship Ceremonies

26 Jun 2020

Battles are inevitable between children but rebuilding friendships can need parents help.

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Home education

Home education

15 May 2020

Home schooling was not something we had ever considered. There is a nearby homeschooling room for families to gather. We do have a friend who...

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What is too much screen time?

What is too much screen time?

17 Apr 2020

Elliot loves screen time...who doesn't? If we adults leave the virtual door open to a world beyond the content can travel into territory we would...

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Brian the Big Bad Bug

Brian the Big Bad Bug

08 Apr 2020

My grandson asked for a Nan story. With Covid-19 top of my thoughts the story of Brian the Big Bad Bug emerged..... Duncan lived in...

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When is a present not a present?

When is a present not a present?

03 Apr 2020

Putting yourself in your child's position when it comes to presents can give a very different view.

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Whose job is it now we’re all at home?

Whose job is it now we’re all at home?

01 Apr 2020

Parents are first educators Parents are the child’s first educators not childcare workers or teachers. With Covid-19 they have the best chance ever to go...

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Grans Games Group- coronavirus survival 

Grans Games Group- coronavirus survival 

18 Mar 2020

Finding myself unable to see my grandsons face to face I looked to my peers to find out how to cope.

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Learning to love books

Learning to love books

05 Mar 2020

Reading reading reading. At first it was totally and utterly unclear what and when to start reading to the babies. They did not know what...

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Make Children Safe Online

Make Children Safe Online

07 Feb 2020

Its time to act not just think about the safety of our children online

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Imaginary stories or Who needs books anyway?

Imaginary stories or Who needs books anyway?

05 Feb 2020

I just love imaginary stories. It all began on a long holiday road trip . I found myself in the back with a 7 year...

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The great escape

The great escape

02 Dec 2019

One calm weekday morning Elliot and Kevin were playing in their room. The other house males were taking a shower. Mum was getting dressed.  The...

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Powering up for reading at bedtime as ageing kicks in

Powering up for reading at bedtime as ageing kicks in

11 Nov 2019

I love reading with the boys at bedtime. But ageing makes the job tougher...

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Mission Impossible  achieved- Bedrooms make great playrooms

Mission Impossible  achieved- Bedrooms make great playrooms

30 Sep 2019

At about 5am Kevin moved out of his room with the skill of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. A review of the video monitor showed...

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