Little Bear has always loved books. I read to him a lot from a very young age (from about 2 weeks old!), and we continue to read him a bedtime story every night and a couple of books most days. Teddy is less interested in books, and tends to be a lot more choosy than his older brother, but he also has a bedtime story every night. We try to make books an ever present part of every day, including books that the adults in the house are reading. This literate environment is what makes it a definite that one day they will both be reading for themselves.
So, books this week… Continue reading
The New Year is upon us once again (and I am sure they come round quicker than they used to!) and with it comes more new beginnings. Here is the chance to restart, reset, reignite interests that got lost in the rush to create Christmas. Or to find some new interests. Here is how our first week of a new year has gone…
I can’t possibly miss out Teddy’s birthday. He turned four right at the end of the old year, and to celebrate we visited the steam trains. Teddy really enjoyed seeing a steam train run through our local station back in the autumn, which prompted some visits to the level crossing that Little Bear loves at a similar age. This time it was very exciting to actually ride one. We also watched another as it left the station in a cloud of atmospheric steam and a loud shriek from its whistle.
Little Bear loves bugs, beasties and all sorts of creepy crawlies. Much of his time has been spent capturing specimens to draw, discuss and release, and he enjoys taking care of the creatures he finds. One of the most anticipated events of our year is the arrival of Painted Continue reading