I’m totally behind with writing this week’s Living Arrows, mainly because we’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible as a family before hubby returns to work this week. We’ve had family barbecues, days out at the beach and time spent at the park and in the garden. Unfortunately Little M and I have also had to spend a couple of days by ourselves this past week as the reality of working in a school means that hubby has had to go into work during the holidays, to make sure that he’s prepared for the new term. I must admit, today has felt a lot longer with him at work, but I think the fact that Little M only napped for one hour might have something to do with that!
I’ve been trying to be a ‘better’ parent and come up with some activities for Little M to do, to aid her development. Being a teacher, I should be good at this, but to be honest my focus was more the junior age range than EYFS. I know the theory, of course, but it doesn’t come as naturally as you might think!
Anyway, Little M absolutely loves Hooray for Fish! * by Lucy Cousins. I often have to read it three times in a row. I don’t mind though, as she usually gives me a kiss at the end (I won’t spoil it for you by telling you the ending, but it’s lovely!). The illustrations in the book are just fabulous, so I thought I’d whip up a little homemade colouring sheet for Little M, based on one of the pages. I taped it to the tiles on the kitchen floor, gave her some washable wax crayons, and away she went!
I love this photo because it shows her getting stuck in – she’s becoming so grown up, I’ll be doing ‘proper’ arts and crafts with her in no time! Wish me luck!
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