Gross Motor Skills Day 1 – Pillow Mountain

Baby Bean is all about gross motor practice at the moment.  Gross motor skills are important for major body movement such as sitting up, crawling, walking, maintaining balance, co-ordination, reaching, lifting, running, jumping, dancing and throwing a ball.  Beyond a quick dash to his hair care basket and a quick brush he doesn’t sit still […]

An old fashioned summer break….

£1500 was the sum given on the radio for the average amount parents spend entertaining their children during the summer holidays and that didn’t include the cost of going away on holiday.  Gosh, I mean really???  But then by chance I overheard some mums discussing plans for their week ahead and there were scheduled activities […]

The Journey…

As a family friend reels from a devastating and sudden health diagnosis, it seems a timely reminder to remember to live for today, appreciate all that is going well and keep our loved ones close.  It is so easy to get caught up in the tomorrows and the next years, planning ahead always for things […]

Sensory Spaghetti….

Take one inquisitive baby, a packet of cooked spaghetti, some food colouring of your choice and let loose!!  We took ours out into the garden, removed most of Baby Beans clothes and gave him a spaghetti server and funnel.  The funnel was great and he enjoyed pulling it out of the end – a really […]

I’d like to thank………..

……thatnewcrunchymum for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award! I had to go look it up but apparently the Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.  Essentially it’s a big thumbs up and helps to promote new blogs.  I shall copy the rules below. The rules 1. Thank the nominator. 2. Display […]

Practical Life – Hair brushing

Baby Bean wasn’t born with much hair and in fact he still doesn’t have a lot, so of course it runs true that he would be obsessed with hair brushing.  It must have something to do with having two older sisters with long hair!  He will pick up anything to brush his hair with, puzzle […]

Are we on a break???

Along with the often asked ‘socialisation’ question is the ‘do you carry on working during the holidays?’ question.  Hmmm I find this one difficult to answer. I mean we kind of do and we kind of don’t.  I guess the question sort of assumes that if children are not being taught then they are not […]