Toddler Play,2-3 years,26 months

It seems to have been a month of unplanned fine motor activities.  As usual from top to bottom, left to right. 1) Making a bed from a box and some packing material, it was also a car and a tractor. 2) Difficult to make out from the picture but here we were sending letters to […]

“Infant Attention Span…”

…”suffers when parents eyes wander during playtime.  This study was brought to my attention as a certified Hand in Hand instructor which supports the use of Special Time – one of the crucial tools of Hand in Hand.   From an education point of view it is interesting to note that the “caregivers most successful […]

Montessori Toddler Play 24 months

Some of Beans activities from the past month, seem to be a little short on pictures unfortunately. 1) Montessori knobbed cylinders – I have only introduced set 1 and 2 at the moment.  I love that he will sit and repeat putting them in and taking them out for a good 15 – 20 minutes. […]

My baby is 2!

Wow that was a superfast two years, I can’t quite believe it.  My little guy had a wonderful birthday swimming with his siblings and friends.  I have reflected a lot recently upon his birth which is still rather bittersweet for me.  I have blogged about it before here , here and here .  Little Bean loves jumping, […]

Montessori Baby Play – 23 months

Another round up of Beans adventures during his 23rd month.  As usual from top to bottom, left to right. 1) The hands down favourite story this month was Duck in The Truck, Bean loves it and I am pretty word perfect with it now.  Its super cute that I often notice he is acting out/retelling […]

‘Do you trust me?’urged my community midwife…

…Yes I trusted her, she had cared for me throughout all three of my pregnancies and delivered my previous baby at home.  I trusted her with the life of my baby.  As the ambulance stopped she dashed out and disappeared carrying a limp little bundle…my bundle…the bundle that had been my precious bump cargo up […]

Montessori Baby Play – 22 months

The months seem to be whizzing past…Here are some of Beans activities from the last month from left to right, top to bottom.  Please note these items are on his shelf which he only has access to when supervised I wouldn’t let him access any of the smaller items unsupervised due to choking hazards. 1) […]

Baby Play – 20 months

      So confession time I didn’t alter Beans shelf much this past month as we were on holiday and then I took it easy for a few weeks – see this post. this post.  He also has been really keen to carry on playing with some items, noticeably the sticker book, air travel […]

Baby Play – 19 months

    Here are some of the things Bean has been interested in over the last month.  We were fortunate enough to spend two weeks abroad where Bean spent most of his time exploring sand and water play, swimming and dancing!   From left to right, top to bottom. Stacking bricks, just four at this […]