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Story Props – Developing Storytelling

Storytelling, reading stories and acting out known stories has quickly become one of our favourite pastimes as a family since Ellie arrived. Her love for books, nursery rhymes and everything literature has brought out a passion in me I haven't had since I stopped reading a few years back. Every night Ellie asks for a… Continue reading Story Props – Developing Storytelling

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Timber.Tots – 5 Advantages of Wooden Toys

For as long as I've been buying toys for Ellie I've been aware of the discussion between parents as to what is better for babies/toddlers/children wooden or plastic toys. Now I've always been on the fence I suppose because honestly, Ellie has her fair share of plastic and wooden toys. I have always tried to… Continue reading Timber.Tots – 5 Advantages of Wooden Toys

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Nursery Rhyme Play

For a while now I've been trying to figure out a way to bring Ellie's love of nursery rhymes in to her play. She sings all day long and knows so many nursery rhymes, more than I know and verses I've never even heard of. I've always been envious of those parents who have the… Continue reading Nursery Rhyme Play

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Primary School Offer Day

In an ideal world I'd have been one of those nervous parents waiting to find out what school my boy had gotten in to. In an ideal world he'd have been accepted to the primary school where I work! In an ideal world I'd already have his uniform, or parts of it in preparation and… Continue reading Primary School Offer Day

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27th March

I can't help but wonder whether that day was when everything started going wrong. Illness had struck, I worked in a nursery at the time and the sickness bug had hit the kids. The day I was due to finish for my maternity I ended up having off as I was being sick and I… Continue reading 27th March

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First Rhyme Mom Review (GIFTED)

I was recently approached by an author (Leanne) to review her debut book. Leanne has written what can only be described as a poetic view on the realities of being a mother. She has taken the good and the bad and written about it in a way that I could definitely relate to. First Rhyme… Continue reading First Rhyme Mom Review (GIFTED)