Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • How to Teach Kids to Tell the Time

    Telling time is a tricky business, especially for kids.  Here’s the advise from WikiHow: Kids need to be able to count to 60 (in the correct order!) in order to tell time. Have your child write down the numbers 1 through 60 on a piece of paper. As they write...
  • Why do people wear watches any more?

    It is not news to anyone that our use of the ubiquitous smartphone has usurped many of the functions once served solely by watches. But Watches Are Still a Thing!  But why? 1. Watches are beyond doubt a fashion item.  For men, a watch may be the only piece of...
  • Don't forget to leave a mince pie out for Santa

    According to History.com the original roots of this tradition go back all the way to ancient Norse mythology. Odin, the most important Norse god, was said to have an eight-legged horse named Sleipner, which he rode with a raven perched on each shoulder. During the Yule season, children would leave food...
  • Why is a bucket list called a bucket list?

    “Bucket list”, or “things to do before you die” is possibly derived from the English idiom – ‘to kick the bucket’ which means ‘to die’. It is used as an informal way or as a slang and it is believed that the idiom comes from method of execution such as hanging… We’ve...
  • Being Positive to Help Your Child Settle into School

    The first day of school is upon us and some families have been dreading its arrival. Not because warm (indeed positively hot!) Summer days filled with swimming and barbecues are dwindling, but because school-related anxieties begin to surface.  Especially for the first timers. Parents need to stay positive about school and...
  • The Ten Most Popular Birthday Cake Flavours

    There’s nothing worse than cutting into your birthday cake and finding out your family, who’s supposed to know you SO well, went with vanilla.  Vanilla is so overrated.  I mean, I’ll eat all of it, but still . . . A new survey asked people to name the type of...

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