Guest Bloggers Take Over!

12th July 2018
We've taken advantage of the summer "slow down" and have been working really hard behind the scenes to improve the speed and structure of the website and make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. We've got more to do, but hope you will notice improvements over the next few weeks when you visit.
So this week, it's mainly about our Guest Bloggers! Shelly, Rita and Sarah B have all showcased different printables from the website, explaining how they have been using them and enjoying them with the kids. We always love to see our printables in action, and I hope that you get some good ideas and inspiration from the posts.
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What happens when your Membership year is up? We don't renew automatically but we dosend an email alerting you when your year expires. After expiry, simply log in to the website and you will find a link to our renewal page.
What's New?
We've added C, D and E to our collection of Illuminated Alphabet colouring pages and cards. Remember, we have two versions - embellished (pictured) and simple.
We've added C, D and E to our collection of Illuminated Alphabet pages
Our new shape playdough mats are bright and appealing and fun!
Our new shape playdough mats are bright and appealing and fun!
11 gorgeous new fruity scrapbook paper designs in 2 sizes!
11 gorgeous new fruity scrapbook paper designs in 2 sizes!
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our guided crosswords? These were requested by lots of members.
Have you seen our guided crosswords? These were requested by lots of members.
Have you seen our holiday journal pages? They are fun way to get the kids planning - and recording - their holidays and vacations.
Have you seen our holiday journal pages?
Two colouring quotes that are perfect for sunshiny days!
Two colouring quotes that are perfect for sunshiny days!
Over to our Guest Bloggers...
Shelly and her kids have been working on telling the time using our collection of teaching clocks and telling time worksheets. Shelly adapted the clocks to work on the particular needs of her two children - clever!
Guest Post - Telling Time
Rita's kids have been making the most of this amazing English summer with some finger puppet fun in the garden.
Guest Post - Finger Puppet Fun
Finally, Sarah B has some tips for encouraging reluctant writers...
Guest Post - Encouraging Reluctant Writers
A Little Something ...
One of my all time favourites!

By William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
What is this life poster
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​14th June - 15th July: FIFA World Cup

2nd July - 15th July: Wimbledon Championships

​​​​​​​30th July: Friendship Day (UK)

31st July: JK Rowling's Birthday

​​​​​​​August / September: Back to School

5th August: Friendship Day (US)

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

21st - 25th August: Eid al-Adha

2nd September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

9th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day


​​​​​​​Spring . . Summer . . Autumn . . Winter
And don't forget you can click through to our Holiday Calendar to explore our resources by upcoming holiday and event. Get your planning done and activities printed out in plenty of time!
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All the best until next time!
Lindsay Small​​​​​​​
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