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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

Playing with Lego Mixels
Kids / Life

Playing with Lego Mixels

  For a long time Mr J has been a huge fan of Lego. I remember him getting Cars branded Lego when he was only three or four, and him devouring it (metaphorically, not literally). He could follow the instructions and construct his Lego creations almost without help. I remember marvelling at the skills he … Continue reading

{Reggio Inspired} Creating a Provocation Space
Decluttering/Organising / Garden Pest / Kids / Life / Reggio Inspired

{Reggio Inspired} Creating a Provocation Space

For a long time I’ve been reading blogs and dreaming about the day that I’ll live in a huge house that is always clean, and my work is always all done, and I have children of my own to inspire. Before then, I’ve always thought, there’s no point trying to create provocations. My stepchildren are too … Continue reading