July 10, 2023
These six weeks of school holidays are often the best time spent between parents and their children, but planning all the meals can get stressful. Especially around meal times when the children get snacky! To ease that pang of hunger (and so that you can keep your sanity) here are a couple of healthy snack ideas to have up your sleeve.
Choose a good variety of snack foods
Staying at home and away from school means your kids are usually tempted to have snacks high in sugar, salt and fat. Once in a while may be okay, but we want to avoid
May 17, 2023
You have a newborn on the way? Congratulations! If you haven’t thought about a name yet, it might be worth taking inspiration from the royal family. Royal baby names are timeless and keep cropping up after generations, so if you’re unsure what to name your baby, here are a few suggestions that never go out of fashion. There’s no harm in naming your baby after royalty, after all!
Royal Baby Names to get inspired by and what they mean
Edward: Rich guard
Many kings have gone by the name Edward over the centuries, although the most famous one has got to be King
April 19, 2023
Children have a lot of energy so it can be stressful trying to burn this off when confined to the indoors! This happens more often than not since it feels like it’s always raining in Wales! However, we have a few clever tricks up our sleeves. If you’re looking for some rainy day activities to keep the children occupied and entertained, here are some of our most fun and creative ideas.
Rainy day activities
Let’s go on a picnic (rain version!)
Let’s begin with the traditional “Going on a Picnic” game with a twist: rain! Have your little ones take turns as they
April 5, 2023
It’s that time of year again where traditions are made and the kids are excited (even without the chocolate!). If you’re a family that partakes in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, we’d love to share with you our best tips for parents. Not only do they make hunting a lot more fun but they make them a lot easier for you too! Start making a unique annual tradition for your family with these egg hunting tips.
Tip 1: Use different coloured eggs
If you have more than one child, it’s a good idea to colour-code which eggs they have to find. Not
March 1, 2023
Want to know more about St David’s Day? And maybe how you can get the children involved in the tradition? If you love any excuse to celebrate, St David´s Day is a great one. Here´s how you can join in with the fun or get creative and make your own traditions.
What is St David´s Day?
The 1st March is the date we celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales, and those with either a Welsh heritage or simply an appreciation of the Welsh culture, will partake in many traditions. For example, dressing in traditional clothes, singing, and making Welsh cakes!
Things to do
December 15, 2022
We all want to treat our children at Christmas. But each year, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know where to draw the line. Between the pressure of keeping up with the Jones’ and teaching our children the value of money, we find ourselves reeling at the question – how much do children need from Santa? To help you debunk this Christmas conundrum, we will explore the benefits of giving fewer gifts to ensure that this festive season is full of gratitude (not greed).
What are the benefits of having fewer toys?
We’ve all heard the saying less is more. But
December 2, 2022
With Christmas fast approaching, it won’t be long before a certain elf comes to stay for their annual visit. Each day in December, they bring magic and mischief to our homes – causing chaos all in the name of Christmas spirit. Yet, have you ever wondered what it would be like if they were nicer? This year we invite you to find out! We’ve switched out our Elf on the Shelf and are ready to share all of our secrets about why you should use kindness elves this Christmas.
What are the benefits of using kindness elves?
There are many reasons
September 5, 2022
With September right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. So we wanted to offer you some inspiration. (Because, let’s face it, making exciting packed lunches every day is not as easy as it sounds.) So, with that in mind, here are 10 packed lunch ideas your children will love:
What makes a healthy packed lunch?
Before we start sharing our packed lunch ideas, it’s important to explain what goes into a healthy packed lunch.
According to the NHS, a balanced diet should include:
Dairy products (or non-dairy alternatives) like milk and cheeses.
Protein sources like meat, fish, pulses
July 4, 2022
Searching for some summer inspiration? Then look no further! We’ve created a list full of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy! And the best part? They’re all here in wonderful Wales!
So, whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors or acquaint yourselves with some exotic animals, we have an adventure for you!
Here are our suggestions for family days out in Wales:
GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park is an oasis for outdoor activities! With rides, slides and rivers to excite the entire family, you can enjoy endless amounts of fun in this magical forest!
Located near Snowdonia National
April 1, 2022
On April 30th 2022, eleven of our lovely SchoolHouse employees are climbing Mount Snowdon to raise money for ‘Talking Hands’.
‘Talking Hands’ is a charity that supports deaf children and their families by delivering activities and hosting events across Wales. Our goal is to raise enough money to supply their Rhymes and signs Mother and Toddler Group with lots of new BLS books and toys (along with other helpful resources).
Why we chose ‘Talking Hands’ as our Charity of the Year
At the heart of Schoolhouse are 5 Core values: Nurture, Inspire, Enjoy, Encourage and Learn.
These values are at the centre of all