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Sports day, why it should be optional.

Sports day. To steal Jon Snow’s phrase – It is coming. Unless you’ve already had it in which case you may well have had some tears, temper tantrums and overall stress. You may have had some serious excitement too, it’s not all doom and gloom!

I despised sports day at school. Hated it with such… Continue reading


We are big fans of the zoo – no mistaking it, I write about it often enough haha!

The thing is, I really feel that there is so much to be learnt at the zoo – did you know that a huge chunk of the key stage one science curriculum that is based around animals?… Continue reading

Homeschooling on holiday with Educational quizzes.

I have been really starting to plan for our holiday in September now. I know that it sounds sill because it’s still so far away but the truth is with three adults and three children, there is a lot of planning involved and even more so when you are heading somewhere like DisneyWorld. It’s tough… Continue reading

Open letter to my son as he starts reception :: Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

My darling Reuben,

I’ve been trying to write this open letter to you for months now, but I never seem to be able to articulate my feelings very well, which is novel for me. You see kiddo, you’re always baffling me and making me learn new things about myself. The other reason I’ve struggled so… Continue reading

Forest schooling via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Reuben’s school is what is known as a Forest School which has been developed from the Scandinavian education system. In Scandinavia they are totally focused on allowing and encouraging children and young people to build their self esteem and independence through exploring and experiencing the world around them, specifically the great outdoors.

Reuben started proper… Continue reading

Reuben's first week at school via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

I’m so unbelievably proud of Reuben, this was taken on his first week at school – he is settling so well and I can’t wait to share this new chapter in our lives with you!

I wanted to share the beginning of a really important new chapter in our lives with you: Reuben’s first week… Continue reading