I was inspired recently to make some geometric patterned paper with T. I had an idea in mind of what I was hoping we could achieve, but in order to enable her to really grasp the activity and be able to succeed, I needed to lay the groundwork by teaching her about tessellation.
I’ve noticed recently that one of A’s favourite pastimes is to bang and to hit objects. For Christmas, T gave him a small xylophone and there is no doubt that it is one of his absolute favourite toys! In particular, he loves the beater, and can often be found crawling around the house armed with […]
Bedtime routines Being a parent is both a privilege and a joy, but at the same time, it is also one of the most challenging things I have done! Without a doubt, one of the hardest aspects of parenting is the sleep deprivation. We have had two very different experiences of sleep with our two […]
A couple of years ago, we went for a New Years Day walk with some family and stopped off at a little café nearby. It had a lovely area for the children with lots of books for them to read, and it was here that I came across this total gem! I was straight on […]
Firstly, Happy Easter! I hope you have a lovely day however you tend to spend it. We will be having a family breakfast – where we will be observing my family’s tradition of having Easter egg in our cereal – before heading off to celebrate with our church, and then having a quiet afternoon at […]
I don’t know about you, but I find it much harder to think of ways to entertain A than I do for T! I think a lot of it is to do with the fact that he is at the age where everything will go in his mouth, so everything needs to be taste-safe and […]
It’s been a while since I did a book review, and I have a GREAT one for you today! I’ve said before that we often visit the library together, and this is a library book which we just keep renewing because it’s such a great read! We do just need to buy it.
Over the last few months, I’ve become aware of how much T enjoys doing experiments. I’m really keen to nurture this, but as subject knowledge goes, Science is probably one of my weaker areas. (As an aside, it is possible that I once thought petrol pumps were directly connected to oil sources and that central […]
I love finding different ways for T to play with playdough. Playdough is so much fun; great for keeping kids entertained; and helps improve fine motor skills by strengthening hand muscles. While the usual play dough cutters and tools are fun, I really like to incorporate different elements in to our dough play, such as toy […]