Smallest isn't starting school this september. I *think* that the letter we had implied she would be due to start this time - she's 5 in November, so would presumably be one of the oldest in her year. I think there are a lot of things about school she'd love, but overall, I think that she'll enjoy … [Read more...] about Not starting school.
So, like I said the other day, The Book People had a sale on. Which was cruel of them. (Newsflash: Tuesday 10th until midnight, click here to use SHELL10 for 10% off your order! since released a new discount code of 5% off sales over £35, just use AFPEACH) So I ordered Songbird Phonics, a … [Read more...] about Home ed days: learning to read with Songbird phonics
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
As I blogged recently, I have some issues with mess. Since then, I've been trying to make sure that we do something crafty or sensory pretty much every day that we're here (if we're out and about I don't bother quite so much!) I wish I'd written more nine/ten years ago about what I did with Big … [Read more...] about Minimum mess makes – Spring pictures.
I don't like sticky, messy things. I'm not even fond of kneading dough or mixing cake. And as a young child, Small was much the same. It's not fair though, to let that impact on the younger two. So since Christmas I've been making a real effort to get crafty and messy with them. We've been helped … [Read more...] about Stepping up to the messy play plate.