A little while ago, I set Small a project - to explore the Second World War primarily through fiction. To get him started, I dug around our shelves and our many secondhand bookshops, and I found a few good titles. The first one he started was Carrie's War. Carrie's War (A Puffin Book) at … [Read more...] about Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.
the words. At the weekend I said that I thought Tigerboy was heading for a developmental leap. Today he took it. This morning it was the usual signing, pointing and grunting to decipher the breakfast requirements. He's happy with it, mostly, although we have been having a few tantrums … [Read more...] about After the silence
Yesterday was a very long day. I got up at 4.10 to work out what the alarm noise was, but it shut off before I could find it. (Don't you love that?) Then I lay in bed afraid that I would sleep through the alarm, so just dozed until 6. Great start! So then, getting up and getting three children … [Read more...] about Happy 40th Playmobil – a fun day at the Pirate Castle, Camden
Buy at Amazon When we were offered the Ravensburger Prehistoric Expedition Science Kit for review, I glanced at the covering release, thought Small would enjoy it a bit, and expected something with a fossil kit in maybe an A4 sized box. Then it arrived. And it's huge. And it has loads of … [Read more...] about Ravensburger Prehistoric Expedition Science Kit
This is my child. My beautiful boy. Who didn't speak until he was over three - we signed and he had speech therapy, and it's just the way he is. He has always trodden his own path. I've just been reading his fifth birthday post, which makes it very clear. (Wish I hadn't stopped doing … [Read more...] about This is my child.