I had an absolutely lovely morning with a friend of mine at Birdworld in Farnham. It’s a bit of a drive for us, but it was worth it. I’ve been before and had been underwhelmed, but today it was so much more fun. Aviya just loved it. It’s the first time I’d been to a city-farm style place with her, and she was so sweet.
We were walking around the animal farm section and she started singing ‘he-hi-he-hi-o’ and grunting like a piggy. I almost melted. So sweet. She can barely say any words, but she can sing. That’s my girl. Also, she has a thing about cups. That’s an empty coffee cup in the picture, but she carried it around for most of the morning. Watching her cross that bridge, she looks so grown up.
Back home I carried on with the Summer Camp at Home theme, and we made frogs. We chatted about the comparison between reptiles and amphibians – or amphibianins as Ameli calls them.
It made me realise I’m going to have to read up some of these topics before I lead discussions on them! We had so much fun though. I often DO things with my girls, but I rarely PLAY with them. While we were waiting for the glue to dry on our frogs, we read a few books that happen to feature frogs – Quack! Quack! and Five Speckled Frogs* (the latter is great. It has a ‘croak’ button which Ameli likes pushing, and it leads nicely into the song, which we hopped around the living room to.)
Once the glue had dried we had frog races across the playmats, which was good for a giggle too. Who ever knew frogs could be so much fun?
*though these are old books, not currently for sale, the links are still affiliate links. Should you purchase through these links, you will not pay any more, but Amazon will pay me a percentage of the sale price.