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Budget Christmas Gifts 2017: Miss H (13 year old girl)

Now that Christmas has passed and it’s too late for this to be of any use to anyone, I thought I’d write about what we got the kids for Christmas this – err, I mean last – year. As I mentioned last post we try to do six gifts consisting of “want, need, wear, read, … Continue reading

{DIY} Literacy Stones
DIY / Kids / Life / Literacy / Living Frugally / Presents / Reggio Inspired

{DIY} Literacy Stones

Literacy is one of the things that I feel most strongly about in early years education. It ranks right up there with empowering children, because there are so many power structures hidden within literacy that it is almost impossible to confront and challenge without being aware of them. Because of this books play an important … Continue reading

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{Succession Planting} Tuesday 18/3/14

I’ve been having trouble keeping up with the blog lately for a few different reasons. The first is the general malaise I get around now that means I tend not to harvest the plants I’ve spent so much time putting in. The second is that Mr J has just started at a new (special) school … Continue reading