Arrival of imaginative play

January 31st, 2018

Recently, Joshua (3years 7months) has started to show some great imaginative play.

I’ve realised after hearing him and asking if he needs me when he shouts back, “I’m not talking to you Mummy!”

It’s been so lovely to see and I can’t help thinking that if he was to start school this September, when he’ll just be 4, whether that will be nurtured or lost. Oscar still happily plays imaginatively and independently now at nearly 6.

Caroline 🙂

Picture: Joshua with his friend in his boat.

A snapshot into our life 30.1.18

January 31st, 2018

I thought I’d write a quick list of all the things we did yesterday… we had a day at home waiting for an Amazon delivery. Most days we go out so whenever we have a whole day at home, I have to be prepared to pop out at any minute if I feel the kids need it- sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.

Morning

  • face painting dragons; Oscar did his own, I did Joshua’s
  • dressing up
  • making a rocket on our beds to go to the moon and looking at the story whatever next
  • drawing
  • looking at their glow in the dark boots and tops
  • imaginative play with teddies and transformers

Afternoon

  • garden play
  • collecting bugs, climbing and pruning
  • magnetic play; finding out things that are magnetic around the house
  • reading eggs on the computer
  • Splatoon on the Nintendo Switch, watching the television
  • building with sticklebricks and Lego

Evening

  • Joshua set the table for dinner
  • catch and hide and seek
  • dancing to music

National curriculum subjects covered at the least: literacy, art, PE, science (biology and physics), music, home economics.

Do I look like a princess?

October 15th, 2017

“Do I look like a princess?” asked Joshua.

“Yes you do, you beautiful boy”

xx

Oscar’s questioning!

July 30th, 2017

Oscar has had some fab questions these past few months. I really enjoy seeing the children learning and thinking about things. Here are a few…

What if there wasn’t any colour? Can animals poo when they want? What are the clouds made of? Does it hurt when you die?

And here’s Oscar as a ballerina.

Joshua’s love of clothes

July 30th, 2017

Joshua has just turned three and he is one cool kid- he seems to love clothes, hehe. A little bit of Mummy in there! I recently went to pick up a clothes order with some bits for the boys and Oscar’s just like ‘yeh, thanks’ looking at them briefly. Joshua is trying each bit on, ‘oh nice.’ Nannan also bought the big boys some new clothes for our holiday (thanks Nannan!) and Joshua loved trying each one on 😊 Here he is with a new coat and swimming trunks. I may potentially have a shopping partner! X

Joshua’s Third Birthday →

June 11th, 2017

Fun at home with presents, partying and a mud kitchen, and then we met Nan Nan at Gulliver’s Dinosaur Park.

Joshua’s First Birthday memories video

June 10th, 2017

Thinking

June 9th, 2017

Just a tidbit from our conversation tonight. Oscar says he thinks in

pictures and video, not words. Personally, I think in words mostly.

Times tables with the baby

May 30th, 2017

Oscar is singing songs to the baby. He was making up songs featuring lots of numbers, and then he is literally singing the 2 times table. I didn’t realise he knew it!

2 fives are 10
2 threes are 6
2 nines are … a long number
2 ones are 2
2 twos are 4

Poo 2!

January 27th, 2017

Talking of poo, my wonderful friend designed this magnificent poster!