Archive | February 2013

Let’s read 9

lets read 9

Way overdue! I have not had much time, so I haven’t been making these prints recently. I really noticed the difference without them  in the morning practice time. It was difficult to provide balanced reading activities, it was also difficult to provide review. Last night I made this new print and used it with my daughter this morning. Fantastic stuff. You can see a video clip on the facebook page here. You can download the print here: lets read 9.

Story Cubes and Calendars

Calendar story

My first ever post on this blog was about Rory’s Story Cubes, given to me by a friend.  Recently they made a comeback in our house after we were given a calendar we didn’t need. Read More…


Excuse me

Along with your fascinating conversations about gravity and the size of elephants, the subject of basic manners should be part of the language input for your child. Here is a great little book to help introduce basic manners. Read More…

Get a Grip (2)

Pencil GripsLast year I wrote about the importance of the pencil grip (here) and how I have been using pencil grips and large-sized pencils to help my sprog achieve the desired result. 6 months on and I am still battling with this, but I think I have found a way forward. Read More…

Stuck on Stickers

sticker book fun

I don’t remember when we got the first sticker activity book for our sprog, but I do know I will be getting some more! Read More…

Tummy Ache

Tummy Ache game

The other week I visited a fellow Brit. and father to two bilingual children. On a trip back to the U.K he bought two or three of the Orchard Toys range. We had a quick go with tummy ache and enjoyed it a lot! Read More…