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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 13

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

The word 'grief'

Friday Focus 03/04/2020 – Riding the storms of grief

Last week, I think the novelty of having my husband and Sophie home during the day helped get me through. This week has been a much bumpier ride. The novelty…

A toy den made of sticks with Playmobil 123 and Duplo figures inside

Outdoor learning: making a toy den

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about doing home learning with Sophie has been thinking of ways to take our learning outdoors as much as possible. One of Sophie’s home…

Hubby, me, Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica) and my mum with Thomas on her lap

Me and Mine – March 2020

The world has changed quite dramatically over this past month, hasn’t it? When I think back to the start of March and how we were going out and about quite…

An explorer ship made from a margarine tub

Learning through play: Making an explorer ship to help learn about Christopher Columbus

One of the topics that Sophie’s school has suggested for home learning is to learn about Christopher Columbus. Our lesson started with watching a short online video clip about Christopher…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 12

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 28/03/20

There are a few changes to the Country Kids linky this week. With the UK now in lockdown due to the coronavirus and everyone advised to stay in their homes…

The word cocoon written to look like a cocoon

Friday Focus 27/03/2020 – In our own little cocoon

It’s been strange having so much time at home together as a family. The only other times I can think of when we’ve stayed home like this and not ventured…

Sophie holding liquid oobleck in her hands

Outdoor learning: exploring oobleck

Making oobleck has been on my list of things to do with Sophie for a while now. I thought it would be something fun to do as part of our…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 11

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…