Family Fun

Ruby, Alfie and the Mother’s Day Card

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you.

One day, Ruby and Alfie can’t wait to get to school and be artists to create their Mother’s Day cards. Upon their return home, it is clear that the creative, artistic stuffing has been knocked out of them.

Surely something can be done to put things right…but what?

Click play to read along with Hil!

Ruby and Alfie, Don’t Push that Button

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you.

One day, everything they do and say seems to be getting people cross. For reasons they do not fully understand, they are sent to bed in disgrace. It’s so very sad when a day ends like that.

Surely something can be done to put things right… but what?

Click play to read along with Hil!

Activity booklet

Getting, and keeping, children engaged in creative activities can be challenging and costly, so here you can download creative activities to explore with your children that are easy and inexpensive.

If you wish to download your free copy of “Easy, creative activities with your children”, simply supply us your name and email address and click ‘send’.  A new tab will appear with the booklet for you to then save, download or print.

Colouring pictures

Both children and adults enjoy colouring. For adults it can be therapeutic. For children, this activity is fun and also provides opportunities to practice fine motor skills and decision making around colour choices.

These illustrations from “Ruby, Alfie and the Mother’s Day Card” are completely free to download as much as you like.

Having coloured in the illustrations, you may wish to take the activity one step further and ask your children what they think the different characters on the page may be saying, thinking or feeling.

The range of these completely free downloads will be refreshed regularly, so remember to visit again to find new colouring opportunities.

Click here to download the colouring pictures

Tips for grown ups

Often, us grown-ups wish there was a Haynes manual to understanding children.

When we say one thing, our youngsters can do completely the reverse! Bath times, bed times and getting-ready-for-school times can be a battle and exhausting. Things can be running smoothly and then, with just a word or gesture, the whole situation goes to pot in an instant.

We question whether we are good enough.We experience inner conflict between the needs of our children and what needs to be done and we can feel guilty.

Bringing up children is full-time, full-on, unyielding, challenging, worrying and demanding; as well as pleasurable and fun.
The thing is, if we are exhausted and drained, we are no good to our children or ourselves!

So here are some totally practical tips for making our time with our youngsters smoother, more pleasurable and less demanding. The ideas shared here cost nothing to do and are hugely effective.

Click here to download the tips for grown ups

Family Fun

Ruby, Alfie and the Mother’s Day Card

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you.

One day, Ruby and Alfie can’t wait to get to school and be artists to create their Mother’s Day cards. Upon their return home, it is clear that the creative, artistic stuffing has been knocked out of them.

Surely something can be done to put things right…but what?

Click play to read along with Hil!

Ruby and Alfie, Don’t Push that Button

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you.

One day, everything they do and say seems to be getting people cross. For reasons they do not fully understand, they are sent to bed in disgrace. It’s so very sad when a day ends like that.

Surely something can be done to put things right… but what?

Click play to read along with Hil!

Activity booklet

Getting, and keeping, children engaged in creative activities can be challenging and costly, so here you can download creative activities to explore with your children that are easy and inexpensive.
If you wish to download your free copy of “Easy, creative activities with your children”, simply supply us your name and email address and click ‘send’.  A new tab will appear with the booklet for you to then save, download or print.

Colouring pictures

Both children and adults enjoy colouring. For adults is can be therapeutic. For children, this activity is fun and also provides opportunities to practice fine motor skills and decision making around colour choices.

These illustrations from “Ruby, Alfie and the Mother’s Day Card” are completely free to download as much as you like.

Having coloured in the illustrations, you may wish to take the activity one step further and ask your children what they think the different characters on the page may be saying, thinking or feeling.

The range of these completely free downloads will be refreshed regularly, so remember to visit again to find new colouring opportunities.

Click here to download the colouring pictures

Tips for grown ups

Often, us grown-ups wish there was a Haynes manual to understanding children.

When we say one thing, our youngsters can do completely the reverse! Bath times, bed times and getting-ready-for-school times can be a battle and exhausting. Things can be running smoothly and then, with just a word or gesture, the whole situation goes to pot in an instant.

We question whether we are good enough.We experience inner conflict between the needs of our children and what needs to be done and we can feel guilty.

Bringing up children is full-time, full-on, unyielding, challenging, worrying and demanding; as well as pleasurable and fun.
The thing is, if we are exhausted and drained, we are no good to our children or ourselves!

So here are some totally practical tips for making our time with our youngsters smoother, more pleasurable and less demanding. The ideas shared here cost nothing to do and are hugely effective.

Click here to download the tips for grown ups