Category: 3 – 4 years
|April 17, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Communication, Language and Literacy, Home Learning|
Tweet Spot A Lot Animal Escape is such a fun book. It’s not the sort of story line that’s going to win any awards, but it’s not an A-Z story either, in fact, it’s sort of 3-in-1. The first is the two-lines per page story of a zoo where the animals have all escaped their […]
|April 13, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Communication, Language and Literacy, Home Learning, Reading and Resources, Tots Travel, Travel Tips|
Tweet This week we read Away In My Airplane a sweet little book about a boy who takes his airplane out for a spin through the rain, through the sunshine up and down. It’s a journey of imagination and the repetition of the phrases and concepts of ‘through the rain’ and ‘through the sun’ make the […]
|April 10, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Motherhood, On Mama's Mind|
Tweet I don’t really have a lot to say, at the moment, but I think as parents we’re often hard on ourselves. We judge ourselves more harshly than anyone else can, and when someone else compliments us, we normally down play it. And if someone else does ‘do’ parenting well, or achieve what we’ll call the […]
|April 1, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Creative Development, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Reading and Resources|
Tweet Earth day happens every year in April, and it’s an opportunity for us to talk to our children about their world, to give them reasons to love it and understand how it works, and most importantly to protect it. One of the simplest ways to teach without it being hard work, while also spending time […]
|March 30, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, Creative Development|
Tweet Despite my best efforts, I’m not really massively successfully artistic, so when I come across a crafty idea that actually works, and doesn’t turn into a Pinterest Fail, I’m quite excited by it. I’m sure you’ve seen this craft perfectly done and photographed before, but this is our version, and it’s perfect for Easter […]
|March 25, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Home Learning|
Tweet We’ve had our ‘grow your own’ butterfly kit for two weeks now, and as expected it’s been really exciting watching them grow. In fact, exciting is probably the wrong thing to say, since they don’t do very much, but it’s exhilarating anyway. When your butterfly kit arrives, you have teeny little caterpillars that don’t look […]
|March 12, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning|
Tweet I’ve been trying for years to get a garden going, but either the universe is against me or I suck at it. I’m guessing it’s the latter. The first year in our home with a garden, the summer pretty much burned my garden up (due to that pregnancy, I didn’t get out to water much!) […]
|February 25, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, PlayLearning Themes, World Studies|
Tweet I am so excited to hear that we’re expecting a solar eclipse in the UK. We’ve missed things like meteor showers and lunar eclipses over the years usually due to cloud cover, but with the sun – well, dark is dark, so we’ll experience something no matter the weather. In my corner of the world […]
|August 7, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years, 4-5, 50things, By Age, Home Learning, Physical Development, Physical Exercise, Projects & Series|
Tweet When I was studying to be a Rhythm Kids and Baby Massage instructor, I was surprised by a fact that has always stuck with me: in our age of health and safety and what ever else, kids no longer roll down hills like they used to and this is a very big problem. Rolling […]
Tell me that didn’t bring a smile to your face!
No, there is definitely value to rolling down hills. It’s good for kids, and it’s fun.
I heartily recommend it!
We’re completing the National Trust’s #50Things campaign because, well, it’s great. This was number 2: Roll down a hill on their list. You can see the full list here.