Elvis the Elf: Day 1-the introduction 

Happy 1st December everyone,  Today is National Elf on a Shelf Day…well maybe not officially a national day but if you’ve been on social media it is pretty much everywhere. I love Elf on a Shelf but probably not in the way a lot of others do it. For us it’s not a bargaining chip…

My ‘Uncommon’ Christmas list…

Todays #blogtober17 prompt is ‘Christmas’. I love present giving. I love thinking about the person I’m buying for and what will make them say ‘wow’. If I can find unusual gifts then that’s even better… I was introduced to a company called ‘Uncommon Goods’. At first I thought ‘eurgh, expensive American company’ but actually there’s…

My favourite things: September 2017-Disney Cars

J has always had an obsession with vehicles and can get very ‘one track minded’. This means that I have to get creative if I want to extend his play or his world outside of this. He has a habit of picking a ‘favourite’ vehicle for the day and that will come everywhere…and pity the…

Out and About: Soft play for £2!!! Review of Planet Laser.

Today we went for a play date with my bff and her gorgeous little boy (3yrs old). It’s great that J has a friend who he’s known since birth. They know us and they know J’s special ways of looking at the world.  It’s important to tell people about your child and the things they…

How a GRO-Clock saved my life…

Well, it didn’t technically ‘save my life’ but it saved my sanity! I have been a fan of the GRO company since J was a baby. We had the GRO Egg (until I killed it by knocking it on floor one sleepless night) and the GRO bags (which were amazing as J was/is a wiggler)….

Brrrm, beep, wahhh, arghh and ssssss…

I saw a post about limiting children’s access to noisy, light up toys to encourage speech. It got me thinking about all the different toys out there which do all the noise making for our kiddies. Here’s a few I saw in the shops this weekend: Kettle which makes boiling noises Till which beeps and…

Good Friday: exploring Easter

Whether you are religious or not, you can’t escape Easter. Like most holidays it’s been blown up into commercialism. For some it still holds religious significance, for others it’s more about the chocolate and celebration of Spring….but mostly the chocolate. I used to get annoyed by the hypocracy of non-Christians celebrating Easter but now I…

More sensory play…water beads.

J has been making progress with texture play. It’s still not his favourite thing to do but he’s more willing to stick a finger in. Today we explored ‘water beads’. They start really small and then you place in water to make them grow. J helped to add them into the water the day before….