I thought I’d share our collection of books about eggs in time for Easter. Books are a great alternative to chocolate! This is a great little book that talks about different kinds of animals that lay eggs, and the different ways those animals protect, carry, and incubate their eggs as well as how babies get… Continue reading Books about eggs
I have had the materials for this activity in the cupboard for a while and I thought I’d introduce them to J to gauge her understanding. She often tells me she loves me 10,894 times around the moon and things like that so it was probably time for an exploration of larger numbers. First we… Continue reading Learning about place value
I’m not sure exactly when it was but at some stage not that long ago, J saw the Eiffel Tower on TV and became fascinated with it. Since then we’ve constructed an Eiffel Tower model and learnt a little about France. We found a cheap cardboard model just by coincidence and J was excited to… Continue reading Learning about France
Most mornings the kids and I make some fresh juice. J helps to chop up the fruit and veggies and T puts all the bits and pieces in the juicer (and sometimes has a go at chopping with assistance). J has her own special knife that she uses – it’s a proper very sharp knife… Continue reading Re-growing beetroot
The number one most played with toy of all time in our house are our small figurines. We have collected many different sets over the years. They are stored in their own separate plastic tubs so when J wants to use a particular set, they are easy to find. Creating small worlds for these figurines… Continue reading Small world play
I really don’t like the word ‘chores’! The mention of it makes me think of boring tasks that must be gotten out of the way before more exciting things can be done. I also don’t like the bribery component of doing chores – whether it be pocket money, or a special treat or toy, or… Continue reading Why our kids don’t do chores. And what they do instead.
J got the book ‘Kitchen Science Lab for Kids’ by Lee Liz Heinecke for Christmas and today it’s raining so we had a go at one of the experiments. We used red cabbage juice as an acid-base indicator. It worked really well and was lots of fun! So easy to do as well. First I… Continue reading Red cabbage as an acid-base indicator