• Ordering was really easy and I was able to amend my order up until 1pm on the day of collection. • The ordering is the same as delivery right up until the last stage (but no need to pay for delivery or books a slot) • There was a store near where MadDad was working, so easy to collect from and the collection slops were 2 hourly • Collection is freeClick & Collect was a huge success for me. My shopping was collected by the hus-beast and he brought it home and put it away. It was less than 3 minutes out of his way to collect the shopping and he only brought home what I had ordered! Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with ASDA and SheKnows. All my opinions are my own.
Join me and RSVP for the #CapriSunSchool Twitter Party on SoFabChats!DATE: Friday 29th August 2014 TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 pm BST PRIZES: 5 - £60 Tesco Gift Cards EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - £30 Tesco Gift Card HOSTS: @Jessies_kitchen, @keepupjonesfami, @mum_themadhouse PARTY LEAD: @tsue1136 RULES: #CapriSunSchool Twitter Party Official Rules RSVP & PARTY GRID: #CapriSunSchool Twitter Party Page
Join #CapriSunSchool Twitter Party 29/8 1pm BST. Lunchbox fun! Prizes £330! RSVP/Rules http://t.co/XStodqljnt #shop — Jen Walshaw (@Mum_TheMadHouse) August 25, 2014How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats! TIP: How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page! TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page! TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible! TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win! TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party! TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow! TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendarto find more fun parties to attend! Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!
The competition closes at 23.59 on the 31st of August (see the site for full details). But entry is easy, all you need to do is make a loo roll rocket, share it off on Facebook, and read the small print for the full terms and conditions.
So why not make the most of the rest of the summer holidays and get crafting with the kids and make your own loo roll rocket. If you do enter I would love to see it so do come back and share a link to it in the comments.
Good luck and have fun!
Full details here on Rocket Bingo’s site, competition is not hosted by The Mad House, the promoter is Rocket Bingo and this is a featured post on their behalf.
Fill your home with books. Both the boys love facts and fact books. We have and still are fostering a love of reading in our children.
Encourage discussion and opinion. I want my children to be free thinkers, to understand that having an opinion is fine and that they have to back up that opinion with reason and facts.
Make it fun. Both formal and informal learning is much easier when fun. If a book they need to read does not stimulate them, find an alternative one that does or another way for them to glean the information. This too applies if using a tutor, make sure that your child finds them inspiring (has a connection) and enjoys learning with them and that it isn't a chore
Make learning a participation sport. I freely admit to my children that I do not know everything and that I too will have to learn somethings with them. Spellings are a communal event, they test me (I am pants at spelling and I test them) usually during dinner or on the walk to school.
Encourage learning through play from a young age. Play matters and is key to everything your child is and will be.
Use real world examples. Do science at home, encourage children to cook and engage your child in real world learning, ask questions and make connections.
Give them a place to do homework whilst supported by you. We use the kitchen table and have everything the boys will need in a bureaux in the kitchen. I can be preparing dinner whilst they are working and I make myself available to them as they need me.
Celebrate achievements. Make time to celebrate your children's learning achievements and set clear expectations of them. My boys know that 100% effort is non negotiable regardless of the outcome. Offer positive reinforcement to inspire them to keep learning and being challenged.
Show interest in what they are learning. Do not make results and scores the focus of your questions. Show a true interest in what they are studying. Having your child put what they are learning into their own words will reinforce that learning.
Set a good example by showing them that learning is pleasurable and is a lifelong process. Additionally, parents who exude an overall positive attitude about their own responsibilities show children that while all people have tasks to complete, doing them with care and enthusiasm is far better than simply giving the minimum effort.
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