It’s so easy to get stuck trying to think of ideas for your children at Christmas. While enjoyment is obviously the key thing I’m looking for when finding gifts for T, I do have a few other criteria… Longevity. Most of the toys T has received since her first birthday are things that will last. […]
As I’ve said many times before, we love going to the library and are very lucky to have one just at the end of our road, which we can visit regularly. While there are always going to be the books T begs me to read which I wish had never been written (a certain Princess […]
The human body – a weird and wonderful thing! Recently T has become very interested in her body and how it works. We’ve been doing a few related activities but I wanted to find a couple of books from the library which would enable me to discuss a bit more with her. There are quite […]
Recently, we went to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the theatre. T already loved this story but this added a new dimension. After seeing our (frankly brilliant) tiger impressions, T’s auntie suggested we should put on a show of our own – and I decided that is exactly what we would do! […]
We are certified book-lovers in our house! All of us enjoy reading and T and I are regular visitors at our local library. I’m lucky that she enjoys listening to stories because I enjoy reading them, especially doing all of the voices! I thought I’d start to write some reviews of some our favourites.
Recently I asked T what her favourite story is, and she informed me it was The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I expect this has changed now, as she’s two and her opinions on what she likes and dislikes are about as reliable as this lovely summer weather we’ve been having in the UK this year. […]
Welcome to my first Top Toys post! In these posts I will be sharing my favourite toys, by age, and writing about my reasons for choosing these toys. Since T was born, I’ve always tried to think fairly carefully about which toys she would get the most out of. As a teacher, and a firm advocate of play-based […]
This week we have been doing some play based on Space! T has become interested in rockets recently and so I thought we would do a few things stemming from that. It doesn’t feel like we’ve had a whole load of time so I think we will probably continue with the theme over next week, […]
T’s become very interested in shapes recently and keeps pointing out shapes that she notices around her. I decided to get her a book about them from our local library, and she loved it so much that this week we have been bringing shape into her play! So, activity number one – reading about shapes!
This week we have been doing lots of dinosaur activities! T was given a lovely set of dinosaurs for Christmas and often gets them out to play with them. Since she enjoys playing with them so frequently I thought we’d make the most of it and have a dinosaur themed week! 1. Small World Play The first activity […]