Teaching Children about Money: When’s the right time to let your child have their own debit card?

When's the right time to let your child have their own debit card

Both of my children have received pocketmoney for a good few years now as I really believe that learning to manage their own pocketmoney is a great way to help them learn money management skills that will be invaluable when they’re older. We don’t have rules on what they have to do with their money as I’d rather they learned themselves so I don’t tell them what they can and can’t buy (within reason) and I don’t make them save a set amount out of their weekly allowance. I think this has helped them learn more because they've had the chance to make mistakes with their money – they now realise … [Read more...]

{Free Printable} A Bored Jar Fit for a Tween….

free printable bored jar for a tween

One of my all time most popular blog posts is a post from a few years ago where I told you all about our Bored Jar and shared 80 ideas with you in case you wanted to make your own version. Our Bored Jar has seen us through rainy days, school holidays and after school blues and we still have it now.  Sadly though, my two have pretty much grown out of a lot of the ideas I shared back then. At aged 10 and 12, they're don't enjoy crafting as much these days and their interests are very different so our bored jar of old has needed a bit of a re-vamp recently.  I decided to make a Bored Jar … [Read more...]

{Free Printable} A Week’s Worth of Fun Activity Planner….

A weeks worth of fun activity planner

It's half term here next week and we're starting to plan all of the fun we're going to have especially as it feels like so long since I've had a full week off with the kids. And what better way to plan what we want to do than to use our brilliant new free printable - A Week's Worth of Fun Activity Planner.... You can print our your own planner if you want to use it too - just click on the photo and you'll go the A4 version of it which you can just print out as many time as you want to. It's not only perfect for the school holidays, it's also ideal to use for after school fun … [Read more...]

10 things to do after school that won’t cost you a penny….

10 ways to have fun after school without spending a penny.

We're really looking forward to next week as it's half term here and we've got plans to have a lot of fun as I'm off work too. But it's important to remember that you don't have to wait for the school holidays or the weekend to have fun together. We've been trying to take advantage of the hour or so before tea by spending some time together - here's a few of the things we've done lately.... See how much fun you can have without spending a penny! Don’t miss out on future posts like this - receive updates directly to your inbox by email by adding … [Read more...]