Today Tigerboy was pushing every boundary of being 3, right up to when he got a pair of scissors and chopped up the lens cleaning cloth I was using to put a screen protector on the iPad. Not good. So he got a screen ban. And then he got lots of targeted attention. There was football. Playing on … [Read more...] about Friday fun with a three year old
We're huge fans of picture books here, and also of LeapFrog products. We've got a LeapReader, which Smallest very much enjoys, but this is our first encounter with a LeapReader Junior, and I have to say, I'm sold on it, as is Tigerboy. It's just the right size for his chubby gorgeous little hands, … [Read more...] about LeapReader Junior: Animals around the world book review
We're going on a book hunt, we're going on a book hunt. ... I took a break from defending home education on twitter to go out and do some not-at-home education. We walked to the library. With Tigerboy's little legs it takes quite a while. On the way there we discussed how to cross roads. I … [Read more...] about A trip to the library
There is a technique sometimes referenced in home education circles called strewing, in which you casually leave educational resources round and about to sucker entice your children into educating themselves. I like to think of myself as an extreme strewer. I'm not, of course. I'm just … [Read more...] about Following their interests (home education the lazy way)
We have a *lot* of dolls in this house. They pass in and out of favour, although some are more popular than others. And Tigerboy has never really clicked with any of them, until now. When I was offered the chance to review a Bonikka doll from Imajo toys, I confess that I assumed Smallest would be … [Read more...] about Meet Julia, the Bonikka doll.