Detachment Wobbles.

Over the past few days our little lady has been having a few little detachment  wobbles over leaving her friends at school.  This is not entirely unexpected, and resulted in her making a card for her lovely ex teacher.  She’s quite nosey, so wants to know who is new in the class instead of her, and she’s keen to know …

Mamma’s Day

Ever since the twins entered our lives with a bang, 5 weeks early, life has been pretty full on (they walked at 11 months, competively scooted at 16 months against each other, and then of course there were the early days, which saw at least 6 breast feeds a night!!).  So, as you can imagine, all this calamity was a …

Bang! Bang!

  A sunny spring day and they are attacking the nails and wood with their hammers.  They are busy creating a “see saw”, a “pavement”, (little brains are great), and a third just banging away liberally 🙂  I’ve already had, “but Mamma it hurts when I just keep banging myself”!  Don’t panic, no serious injuries have happened, but they are …

Routines

Our little family thrives on having some structure to its day…I know I’ve written about unstructured play, but by routine I mean an overall general routine applied to our day, everyday, so everyone knows where they stand.  Otherwise, completely unstructured days can be just as overwhelming for little ones as too much structured play.  Therefore when we thought about this …

Self Learning Mini Men & Discovering.

Self learning, a home educators dream!  I hadn’t imagined a situation where self learning would be happening so well as I am so new to this, but rapidly seeing that it happens all the time for the children.  A very generous Father Christmas 😉 gave our two little ones these lovely glasses in their stockings.  They come with 4 pairs …

School’s Out!!!

Uh oh……I’ve got my work cut out….first words from my little lady’s mouth to me this morning (today being the last day of her school term), “Mamma, are we doing learning tomorrow?” Well, I suppose reading a trail map and solving clues on an Easter egg hunt is a good start for a Good Friday 😉  She bounced into school …