For so many Christmas is magical, time spent with family and friends, children full up of sugar and counting the minutes to the next fun activity and the next present or treat! The anticipation of Christmas morning making sleep impossible.
Behind every ‘perfect and magical’ Christmas there is a massive to do list, endless last minute tasks, parental guilt and a ‘next year I am going to keep it simple’.
When Colin was a hatchling he often joined his Mom to do the weekly shop. Watching his mom working out how much to pay and how much change to expect. Now we usually use contactless, pay for items online and so the chance to use money and work out quantities is lost. It’s a lost opportunity to practice our maths skills.
At Shell HQ Colin has been giving some thought around achievement! So we know that this time is like no other, Colin believes that no child or parent should be under any pressure to do too much, children learn so effectively through play - our examples of learning through play will continue on our website and linked through our social media platforms. But what about achievement- when children are at school or the school term or in holiday times we often have a sense of milestones of achievements.