The summer holidays have finally arrived! Twinkle has made it to the end of another year of school, exhausted and in need of some down time, but also really excited about her holiday plans.
I love the summer holidays, I feel calmer when all my children are home, freed from the daily school runs, homework and piles of dirty school uniforms. I have been counting down the weeks for a while now, but according to new statistics released by Fellowes Inc this week, the summer holidays can be a stressful time for many parents.
‘TOP 10 SUMMER HOLIDAY STRESSES REVEALED BY UK PARENTS
- Over a quarter of British parents feel anxious about the forthcoming summer holidays
- Having enough money to entertain children during the break is the main worry for 47 per cent of parents
- Juggling work with childcare is also a major concern
- Parents with full-time jobs least likely to be excited about the holidays’
(*Fellowes Inc 2016)
Fellowes Inc are encouraging parents to use basic office equipment such as binders, laminators and shredders to create fun and inexpensive activities to entertain the children this summer via their website and the Idea Centre.
I thought it would be really fun to document our summer this year. It would be a lovely momento for the future, but also encourage Twinkle to practise her writing so that she isn’t too rusty when she goes into year 2 in 6 weeks.
I used the Fellowes Pulsar + 300 binder. It was simple enough for Twinkle to use and we had a lot of fun.
It has a drawer to catch the clippings and a storage drawer for the binders.
To make the diary we needed:
Two pieces of card for the front and back page
Two pieces of acetate to protect the booklet
Twinkle took her acetate, card and paper and organised it into the correct order. She then placed it into the hole puncher.
Then she attached and opened the binding.
She could then slip the acetate, card and paper onto the spokes of the open binding.
Twinkle then closed the binder and secured the pages together.
She then decorated it.
We look forward to sharing the completed diary in 6 weeks, full pages bursting with summer fun and family adventure.
If you are interested in more information about the Statistics released by Fellowes Inc visit *TOP 10 SUMMER HOLIDAY STRESSES REVEALED BY UK PARENTS.
Disclosure – This is a collaborative post with Fellowes.