I doubt that anyone has noticed, but I haven't been online quite as much today. There are a few reasons for that. I was having another batch of trying to get things done; it was swimming lesson day; I tried to say more yesses than nos to questions like will you read this and play with me. Also, … [Read more...] about Cutting down on screens.
Regular readers will remember that before Christmas we were having some difficulties with Smallest and get swimming lesson. From being almost desperate to go, asking each morning if it was her turn yet, she'd had a complete reversal of attitude and completely lost her nerve. I put this down to a … [Read more...] about The word of the day is Trust.
Recently we were offered a subscription to Reading Eggs to review. Smallest liked it. A lot. I've been meaning to blog about it and as usual haven't got a round tuit, and the subscription has expired. This is a Bad Thing. There is little more upsetting that a disappointed toddler. And when she … [Read more...] about How to tell a product is working – a Reading Eggs review.
In what I hope will be the first of a series on resources useful for home education, early learning, and supplementing school, I'm reviewing Magictown which is available either as a website or an app. Sadly the app is for Idevices only at this time, so I haven't had the opportunity to explore it, … [Read more...] about Literary resources for children: magictown
I read Tigerboy a book the other day. It was the first time that I'd read him a book instead of having him on my knee while I read to Smallest. Given he's 9 weeks old I'm definitely slacking ;) We have books coming out of our ears in this house. Smallest loves to be read to, and she loves to read … [Read more...] about Planning early education with help from Baker Ross and Random House children's books.