Isla and Noah received a fabulous kit from BEAR, it included: A Big Book Club cushion, fabulous books to read, a ‘reading cave’ sign and ideas on creating a bear cave for the kiddies to sit and read their books. It was just what we needed on a rainy day.
This summer holiday has been so spontaneous, mostly due to the wet weather we have had. It’s meant that any grand plans have changed last minute, including holidays. When we have had some dry weather, it’s been great to get out with some handy activities in my back pocket. Thanks to our Paws Outdoors kit from BEAR and The Wildlife Trusts. BEAR are all about getting the little ones out and about with nature. So they teamed up with The Wildlife Trust to make sure our cubs have lots of fun things to do.
On Sunday we went for a lovely walk in the woods. It was nice because we ended up at the RSPB bird lodge, spontaneously. It’s a nice walk along the woodland to get to the lodge, surrounded by nature. A straight line with a forest on one side and big open space on the other. It makes for great perspective photos. Daddy took his big camera out too, always guaranteed a nice photo!
Talented and gifted. What does that even mean and who gets to decide which child is gifted and which is not? Like so many things in life, this is a point of much discussion. So, whether you or your child has been told by an educator that they are gifted, or if you believe your child could benefit from some extracurricular activities to expand their experiences and knowledge, then be assured that there are a number of great ways your child can actively learn and enjoy it.
Now as most of you know who follow my blog, I am far from the perfect Mummy. I forget their school kits all the time, take them to school with their hair unbrushed or even worse uniform on inside out! It can be stressful trying to remember to do the mental checklist before you leave the house and those first days of school are harder. Because its the first day of school!
Poor little Snoopy: you may remember last year he had an aural ablation operation, which basically removes his inner ear canals. This means that Snoopy can no longer hear normally, more a muffled and distorted noise. We went down this route to stop the ear infections that occurred every few months or so. Well, it hasn’t! To put a long story short.
It’s report time and this is the first year that we have had a “big boy report” for Noah from Year 1 and the first year they have both had a school report. It was very exciting reading them out as a family. Albeit followed by a sibling fight, which ruined the moment, hey ho! They both made Mummy and Daddy really proud with their effort and understanding. Both brilliant little mathematicians!
As a parent, you’ll spend hours of your life interacting with your children. From the moment they appear and flip your world upside down, those little smiles and telling looks will make all the difference. Even when your child doesn’t seem incredibly responsive, they’re taking things in, ingesting what they can see, and learning all the time. Communication is so powerful, and it’s such an important way to build relationships and get to know your children. If you find it difficult to break down barriers or you’re looking for new ways to interact with your kids and make the learning experience more fun, this guide should come in handy.
I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn’t get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY!
If you are anything like me you love your pets as if they were your children. My three furries are just that, they are part of our big decisions and they get lots of love. Unconditionally. A part of this love and care comes responsibility, as with anything, and we make sure that the dogs and cat get the appropriate medical care to ensure they are protected against parasites. Those nasty parasites can make it onto furniture around the home and onto us humans. Yuck!