It’s back-to-school season, but not as we know it. As kids gear up to return to classrooms across the country, there are still questions around what the new normal will look like in schools. But one thing is certain to stay the same: that feeling of mild panic as parents mentally tick off all the items their children need. Do their shoes still fit? Where did that gym kit disappear to? And what about their bookbag? We asked Michelle Salen, a primary school teacher and mum of two boys, aged four and eight, for her top tips to get organised.
With kids now on their summer holidays, you might already be running out of ideas to keep them entertained. Crafting is a handy way to get children off tech for a while – and it can also be a fantastic shared learning experience for kids and parents alike.
With many events and activities still closed, meet-ups have moved to the great outdoors – and socially distanced picnics are set to be this summer’s biggest trend.
The pandemic has seen many people struggle with their mental health. It can be hard to stay positive in the face of difficult circumstances and rapid change. But cook, author and presenter Jack Monroe is here to help.
We all know we should get more veg in our diets. Brimming with vital vitamins and antioxidants, vegetables such as kale, spinach and leeks can help to boost immunity – which is more important now than ever. Short on recipe inspiration? These tasty, simple dishes make packing in your five a day a treat not a chore.
It can be tricky keeping the kids busy when they’re limited to what they can do outside – and it can be pretty boring for grown-ups, too. After all, there’s only so much telly you can watch. The good news, though, is that there’s plenty you can do without straying too far from your own doorstep and much of it is free. So, check out our suggestions.