Wednesday, 18 July 2018

A - Z of Multisensory Language Learning for Kids: A

If you follow our blog posts, you may already know that I am documenting our German language learning journey. You can find quick links to our previous posts and the reasons behind them on our Language Learning Adventure page.

In this new series, I'll be sharing some multisensory language learning ideas, which will help you to teach languages to your young children in a fun, engaging way. If you're not teaching languages however, most of these activities can be adapted to fit many themes in your own language too!

A is for...


Aquabeads or water beads are a cheap and easy way to add a simple sensory element to your learning. Children love the feel of them and they are quite therapeutic to play with! 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

#MySundayPhoto: Week 6

Every picture tells a story! So here are my favourite photos from our week.

"Butterfly Hunting"

This week, I couldn't just pick one photo! We went for a lovely little walk through Ford Green Hall yesterday. This kids loved going off the beaten track a bit, chasing butterflies though the long grass, and searching for them amongst the bright purple flowers! I managed to snap a rare photo of us three, and everyone is looking at the camera too! The third photo is of the kids chatting to the geese! 

I'm linking up this post with these fabulous blogs:

Living Arrows

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Our Month in Photos: June Round-Up!

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to have a place to keep a record of the things we got up to, the little things that made us smile. 

Whilst I started off quite well with some of my earlier posts, I realised recently that I have been slacking on the diary side of things. So to try and catch up a bit, and because Hubby is doing bedtime duties, I'm going to put together our month in photos. So, here are the best moments from June! (I know we're in July already...I'll try harder this month!)

#MySundayPhoto: Week 5

Every picture tells a story! So here's my favourite photo from our week.

"3 Amigos"

This week, we have had 2 after school / work tea time picnics by the canal! I just love how this photo shows how much the kids love spending time with their daddy...and using him as a climbing frame! 

I'm linking up this post with these fabulous blogs:

Living Arrows

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Parenting in public: How do you deal with misbehaviour?

So today at the school gate, I was the mum with the child who didn't listen

I was the mum whose child ran off to the other side of the playground when I asked him not to.

I was the mum who first asked, then shouted for him to come back... and yep, you guessed it; he didn't. 

I was the mum who got a little louder when he didn't come, shouting for him to "come back here right now!" 

I was the mum who grabbed for their child as they attempted to run past me, as if he was teasing me, wanting me to try and catch him. I missed. He ran past. He laughed. I tried to keep my cool in front of the other parents!