Friday, 25 March 2011

Jolly Phonics for Parents

Are you struggling to understand Jolly Phonics?  Do your children ask for help, but you don't really know how?  Jolly Learning have developed the My Jolly Phonics kit.  The kit is an extensive range of Jolly Phonics materials that have been carefully developed to be used in the home.The kit is packed full of multi-sensory resources enabling the child to explore and learn in a fun and enjoyable way.

Items in the kit include:
Jolly Phonics Activity Books 1-7
Jolly Phonics DVD
Jolly Phonics Games CD (Single User)
Jolly Songs
Jolly Stories
Jolly Phonics Letter Sound Poster

Plus FREE triangular grip pencils and eraser. Open Snake's mouth at side of case to find red, yellow, green, blue and graphite pencils plus eraser.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Jolly Phonics Vowels

Found this great video on Youtube and thought how much it could help you encourage your children to learn their vowel sounds.  Catchy tunes as well. 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Mums Business Club North East



Online business networking is great and essential way to reach mums further away but sometimes you need to get out there and meet other mums like you; face-to-face. Human contact is important too and the Mum’s Business Club meetings gives us opportunity to chat in an informal environment, with the kids too and explore new possibilities for business with like-minded women. Meetings are simply informal gatherings for mums who also run businesses around the kids. 

All the meetings are run by mums who understand the importance of networking and have the determination to find and unite local mums. So as well as making the arrangements, she will be your point of contact and will make you feel welcome. So do pop along. You can come along every time or every now and then, it’s there for whenever you need it. You’ll spot the organiser straight away and you’re sure of a warm welcome. It’s there for you whether you want serious networking or just a chat and let off steam and see a human, grown up face for a change!

Sign up for thier newsletter and keep up to date on events in and around the North East.

Contact Julie of Ann who will be more than happy to welcome you along to one of their meetings.

Jolly Phonics Magentic Letters


A tub of 106 lower case letters. Consonants are in red and vowels are in blue. Tub contains 2 each of the 42 letter sounds, 4 each of the vowels a, e, i and o, 6 each of m and d. Both c and k and q and qu are included. y is included in both red and blue (as both consonant and vowel).

Saturday, 5 March 2011

North East Baby Roadshow

Following the success of our 2010 Road Show, we have planned another huge event to cater for Maternity, Baby and Toddler needs!

We cater for every stage of the magical journey of pregnancy through to parenthood, with everything you need under one roof from the latest products and services for mum to be and for the little one on the way.
Big brothers and sisters are also to be catered for, with entertainment for the kids, facepainting, competitions, products and information on local classes and groups to join.

This year you can enter your baby in our Face of The Baby Road Show competition, simply bring your little one (under 5 years) along on the day, where your beautiful baby wll have their photograph taken by Simply U Photography!

All images taken on the day will be entered and then judged by our panel (all images available to purchase at the event).
The winning baby shall become the Face of The Baby show 2012, and shall win a bundle of items donated by a selection of our exhibitors!!

I'll be exhibiting with my lovely range of Phoenix Cards, so come along a join in the fun

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Big Chocolate Tea Party

I can't even begin to image what it must be like to look after a sick child, but then again I don't have to.  I have a very fit and healthy daughter.  I suppose I take this for granted, I'm lucky but not everyone is in the same boat as me.  The Sick Childrens' Trust holds The Big Chocolate Tea Party to raise funds to help parents of sick children stay together while their child is going through hospital stays and treatment.  Their mission is to provide high quality 'Home from Home' accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness.
The image above is a greetings cards, I know it looks good enough to eat.  Prices at only £1.50 or £1.20 when you buy 10 or more.  I will donate 20% to Sick Children's Trust from every order placed in March which inlcudes this cards.  The card comes from Phoenix Trading that are fully recyclable because they haven't been produced using chlorine or other environmentally harmful chemicals or adhesives. So if you would like to support me in rasing funds for Sick Children's Trsut please visit my Phoenix Trading Website.

WIRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) Durham

WIRE Durham meet, the third Tuesday of every month with the first meeting being on 15th March starting at 09:30 and finishing around 12 noon. The venue is Headlam Hall Hotel, Gainford, Darlington. Full details can be found by clicking on the event at the bottom of this page. Just ask us to put you on our mailing list and we'll keep you updated!

We would love it if you could come along and support us. If you are an existing WIRE member please book your place via the WIRE website. However, if you have not yet joined, please contact either Hannah or myself directly so that we can book you in.

If you are a product based business, please feel free to bring a sample of your product line to each meeting. That way, we can get to know you and your products at the same time. If you a service based business, remember to bring along you leaflets so as to give the out to other members.

Our aim for the group is to be a 'ready made salesforce' for our WIRE members, so that when we're not together, we still have each others businesses in mind