What on Earth? – Robots

I am loving the new stage of Daniel’s development where he can spot something and create his own projects; it’s great to see the things that capture his imagination and let him just get on with things. A few weeks ago the new ‘What on Earth?’ books arrived with me;…

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STEM Books to Ignite the Mind

This post contains affiliate links This week we have our first STEM fair. I’m really excited about this one, as I am keen to see what our friends have done and to get some inspiration for future projects and ideas. Our theme is electricity, a topic that D chose on…

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Reading Chest : A Review

As I have mentioned in a couple of posts, D has really cracked reading since the new year, and it’s lovely to see this skill (and I also take a lot of pride that this is such a noticeable thing that Damian and I have helped him learn). We were…

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13 Brilliant Boredom Busting Books for Children

Please note this post contains affiliate links We all know that the long summer break can see children out of routine and the long old moans of ‘I’m bored’ or, Mr D’s current fave ‘but mummmmyyyy, I don’t know what to do’. My reply is always to go and choose…

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Rainy Day Play with the Elephant’s Umbrella

Tuesday seems to have become our ‘at home’ day, a day when we don’t do a great deal other than just ‘be’. This week we managed to do an awful lot including taking a look at the beautiful Elephant’s Umbrella book from Tiny Owl Publishing. It’s a gloriously illustrated book,…

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