Little Bee absolutely adores books, any kind of book really: Bath books, board books, books with flaps, pop up books, puppet books, paperback books, soft books, travel books, big books, little books… The list goes on. He has always loved books. I started reading to him when he was still in my tummy and even as…… Continue reading Books
This year we’ve decided to compile a summer bucket list. We decided to add a few things we wouldn’t normally do in our day to day lives and I’m quite excited about it. I count the beginning of June as the beginning of summer, therefore the implementation of our list begins in a few days!…… Continue reading Summer bucket list
In recent times, the number of children in their early to mid teens being referred to educational psychologists has rocketed. Children with mental health concerns is on the increase and studies have shown that one of the reasons for this increase is pressure to perform perfectly and having no opportunity to fail. When it comes…… Continue reading ‘But I want to win!’
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh are magnificent! I think we were slightly more appreciative than Little Bee however. He was more than happy running riot round the gardens while we ambled round appreciating the beautiful sights. The extensive gardens allow plenty opportunity for energetic play and we also enjoyed a lovely picnic in the many…… Continue reading The Royal Botanical Gardens
We had a lot of fun in the garden yesterday.. (Bubbles!) (Messy toes.) I blew the paddling pool up and took it outside. We got some ready mixed paint and added some washing up liquid and a dash of water. I popped Little Bee into the pool with the paint and let him go to…… Continue reading Messy play
Ask any early years practitioner what is the most important thing a child can learn? The vast majority will tell you that independence and self help skills are top of the list. Learning how to do things for themselves opens up a whole new world of opportunities and experiences. Children should have the freedom to… Continue reading Learning independence
If you’re ever in Edinburgh with the kids, I highly recommend visiting the National Museum of Scotland. It is easily accessible and very child friendly. The museum is spacious, with large open areas which are ideal for kids to wander. Or in our case.. run! (Animal world gallery) There is a large animal world gallery which…… Continue reading Day out in Edinburgh.