National Geographic™ Kits #ad

For our final post as ambassadors for the National Geographic™ STEM educational kits from Bandai we were sent two more full dig kits (Gemstone and Shark Tooth) and the the National Geographic™ Ultimate Play Sand. We have previously reviewed their Dig Kits (Dino Fossil and Real Bug) and Mini Dig Kits (Shark, Dino Poop and Treasure); … Read more

Letterbox Lab Science Subscription Box with UOpen #ad

Letterbox Lab subscription coming through the door via uOpen

Letterbox Labs are a science subscription box that fits through your letterbox. Perfect for those like us who are home educating, those with children who want a little extra fun and learning, or just to encourage an extra love of science. This post contains affiliate links. Subscription boxes are on the increase – they allow … Read more

GCSE Results 2019

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GCSE Results day finally arrives tomorrow and for us our second son is collecting his results. It is actually the very same date that his older brother received his GCSE results. Traditionally the first born is more likely to do well academically and work to please their parents – and our eldest definitely did set … Read more

National Geographic™ Crystal Lab Kits and The Original Sea Monkeys Review

crystal lab

We have been asked to be ambassadors for the National Geographic™ STEM educational kits from Bandai, which are a range of experiment-based discoveries that will appeal to both boys and girls. This month it was time to see what we think about the Crystal Lab Kits and The Original Sea Monkeys. National Geographic™ Green Crystal … Read more

Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers

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No-one would argue about whether reading is a valuable life skill. But reading can be about more than just knowing what the words are but more the meaning behind them. Being able to identify what the writer’s purpose was, and whether they are trying to persuade you for example, are other important aspects of reading … Read more