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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How many days until....

As children, there are often so many things to look forward to. Their next party, singing class at school, taking the dog for her next walk - somethings are very significant, some things not so much.
The latest date to look forward is "mums birthday", in June.
Although "mum" isn't too excited at the prospect of turning another year older, Miss 6 is over the moon!
She counts down the days left in the month of May, and as soon as June swings around, its all about the next birthday!
How life is so sweet, when your excited about the smallest things. The spirit of a child is a wonderfully complex, yet simple thing. 

What are you looking forward to......?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

 Travel with tots…..Traveling on holidays with little ones can be fun, it can also be a challenge. The destination in the end is usually worth it though….that is the final goal, the end result, the moment to look forward to!Try to stay calm, pack plenty of healthy snacks, colouring in books and pencils, small games and puzzles in their own backpack, for your children to engage with. Train, plane or automobile journeys can all become tiresome, long and arduous! Often children don’t have the understanding of what travel is all about - they are unfamiliar and sometimes anxious, as they leave their home with just a packed bag and one favourite toy.Try to explain the process to them and stay calm yourself….and remember, you’re going on holidays….yippee!!
(pictured below - Holiday in Paris collection)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cooking class……..It’s a cold, wet and grey day outside. The garden party planned for her bestfriend’s birthday has been postposed, due to the force of mother nature. Not a great way to kick start a weekend for her or you! 

What to do…..Hhhmm? Let’s COOK! 

Cooking or baking with little ones is truly an invaluable, educational experience. As much as the mess and the clean-up aftermath may not appeal – the actual practice of home cooking is a joyful skill they may take them well into adulthood. Cooking at home provides a number of great lessons – the art of ingredient choice, nutritional value of food, safety awareness in and around the kitchen, what actually “works” and what doesn’t, cleanliness and tidiness and most of all patience! Cooking with your children also provides you all with a strong connection and loving family bond…..

Here’s to enjoying that wet weekend after all!....xx

Sunday, May 4, 2014

To dear Tooth Fairy,
Please can I keep my tooth this time? I know you like to fly away with them, far far away, but this time, I would like to keep my tooth! My friends say you make necklaces out of children’s teeth! My mum tells me you keep them, and they help build new fairy houses.  Some people even believe you grind them up to make magic fairy dust out of them! I am not sure what you do with all those teeth, but all I know is that this time around I would LOVE to keep my tooth. The reason’s the first tooth I have lost, and I don’t want to let it go. I promise next time I will let you keep it!
Love from Me x

PS You must have really strong wings to carry all those teeth and gold coins around! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Reading – whose turn is it?.....

Reading is wonderful! Children learn to read at their own time, at their own pace. Don’t force it, yet don’t ignore it. Enjoy the art of reading, comprehension and imagination with your children, each step of their way. Reading is so enjoyable, it might become a battle of whose turn it is tonight to read the book! Fast or slow, eager or reluctant…the best part about learning and mastering the art of reading is to enjoy each and every moment, together!