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.
We've had a Leapfrog Leaptop for longer than we've had a Tigerboy I think, I think we bought it for Smallest for her birthday or Christmas before he was born. She plays with it every now and then, pretending to write emails, or more often making it make music, but mostly it sits around being … [Read more...] about Devising his own way of learning to speak – with a Leapfrog Leaptop.
Tigerboy is 2 next month. According to developmental guidelines on the NHS site: Puts at least two words together Your child will know a range of single words and talk in short sentences. By the age of two a child will be able to say a range of single words and many children will be talking … [Read more...] about A silent child.
When the challenge is to read 300 books in a year, that's not quite 1 a day. I figured that getting a book a day in to begin with would be a good start though. So far I've read the Mozart Question aloud to the small children. I think I got more out of it than they did. I know it's about the … [Read more...] about A short reading week for picture books.