Little House of Science – Classes for Curious Minds

Jacob is at that age now where it feels like he asks 500 questions a day, about anything and everything. He is such a curious little person, and with his brother wanting to do everything he does, he is closely following in his footsteps. We do a lot of learning activities and crafts at home but one thing we don’t really focus on is science.

Of course, we encounter science absolutely everywhere in our everyday lives and unless we start teaching our children about it from a young age, they just think things “work”. Obviously there is science behind how everything works but I must admit, science wasn’t my favourite subject at school and I have limited knowledge so I’m not the best equipped to teach my children about it. Read more

Colours Colours Everywhere | Book review

Colours Colours Everywhere review

As you can probably tell by now, we really love books in this house! Jacob is already familiar with his colours, whereas Noah is still learning about colours and objects so a book we were recently sent to review – Colours Colours Everywhere – fits the bill for both of these.

The Colours Colours Everywhere book itself is hardback, which I do prefer for my children as Noah especially, is a bit of a book ninja (I may have mentioned that before?). The book contains all of the primary colours and those in between, including black & white. Some of the pictures on the pages are also 3D and can be seen through almost every page of the book, making it good for sensory learning too as the child can feel the pictures as well as looking and learning. Read more

The Cloudosaurus Rex | Book review

The Cloudosaurus Rex

If you have been reading my blog recently you may have noticed that I have two little boys who are quite into dinosaurs at the moment. Add to that our love of books, and the fact that Jacob is currently loving learning about the outdoors, and The Cloudosaurus Rex is a book that we are finding great right now!

A fun rhyming action book, perfect for children aged 3 – 6 years who love to join in with the actions and the rhyming verse as they learn about other people’s feelings, the days of the week and the weather. Blurb: May, Adelle and Eddie go outside to play, but the weather keeps changing every day. They see a Cloudosaurus Rex, king of the sky: it’s he who decides if it’s wet or dry. You can learn the days of the week together, as the Cloudosaurus Rex changes the weather. Read more

Review – KidloLand nursery rhymes app

Kidloland nursery rhymes app

Now I don’t know about you but I have one of those children that likes to watch the weird nursery rhymes videos on YouTube (finger family, anyone?). I don’t mind it as some of them are educational, but YouTube isn’t wholly safe for children, especially if they are *ahem* left on their own with it while I have a cuppa. Or 50 winks. Or a shower. Anyway, you get the drift. So when I was asked if I would like to review a nursery rhymes app from KidloLand, I obliged as I thought Jacob would really like it. Turns out, the whole family like it… Read more

Noah at 1 year 10 months old

So a new year and it’s time for another Noah update; I suppose this year I should try and make a blogging resolution to actually keep up with them for both boys! I cannot believe he will be two this year; very soon, in fact!

He is really growing up into a proper little boy now and is becoming more and more like his brother every day, though I’m not sure if that’s a totally good thing or a totally bad thing; maybe just a mixture of the two. He definitely has an ultra fiery personality though, much worse than Jacob’s was at his age so I dread to think what the future will bring. I have no idea where he gets it from though… *Ahem*.

Though he is still chunky, he has ‘grown out’ a little now as clothes that were tight a few months ago are not so much now, though I have had to start digging out the next size up. Whenever I get weighed at home the boys have to do it too, so at his most recent weigh in he was almost 2.5 stone – monster! He is growing quick in height too, he is almost at J’s shoulder height – they both get that from Daddy.

He is at that really cheeky stage at the moment. You know, the one where they run away grinning when you are just about change their nappy; when you catch them in the act doing something they shouldn’t, complete with a cheeky grin; finding it funny to walk around with his hand down his nappy (he gets that one from his big brother!)…

He has started to really listen to instructions now too and knows where things are, where things go, what he should be doing. For example, when it’s bath time he runs into the living room and points up the stairs; when he is allowed a biscuit he runs to the fridge and points to the biscuit tub on top of it, and then when you tell him “Just one” he does just that; he knows he needs to brush his teeth after breakfast and at bed time… Just a shame he doesn’t understand “Tidy your toys up please.” 😉

Current favourites
Food – Biscuits (oops)
Drink – Weak squash
Toys – Toot-toot road
Books – The Gruffalo’s Child
TV – Surprise egg unboxing on YouTube…
New words
Ba (bath)
Dink (drink)