Keeping Children Safe in the Sun…

We are very excited to have the sun return and have made the most of time outdoors. However, I am always keeping an eye that J doesn’t get too red and keeps hydrated. With 86% of melanoma skin cancer being caused my UV exposure it’s important to be aware of how time in direct sun….

Living Arrows 15/53: The Benefits of Trampolining…

Hi all, I can’t believe it’s the 15th Monday of 2018 already. Where has the time gone?! Well this week Daddy has been off work. We planned to go on lots of adventures but the weather was not on our side. Instead we had a movie day (watched the new Star Wars), visited soft play…

J’s Journey: a quick update.

It’s felt a while since I did an update so thought I’d let you all know what’s been going on with J lately. So, J was diagnosed with Autism in October. That feels a life time ago now but really we’re still at the beginning of the journey. Speech therapy J is still being seen…

Encouraging Mark-Making: a parents guide…

Writing and drawing is an area where children are often put under a lot of pressure. They have to hold a pen a certain way, write in a certain formation, remember finger spaces, grammar, spelling. Everything has to have a meaning. Even in the English Early Years framework there is a large emphasis on writing…

Living Arrows: 7/52 Mummy’s broken heart…

This past week was a rather emotional one for me as a Mum. It’s probably the first negative autism related situation we’ve had (I’d love to think it’s the last but something tells me I may have to prepare for more battles over J’s life time). Now I’m going to be careful not to mention…

Our visit to the dietician…autism, allergies and sensory needs

J was an amazing weaner. Honestly, he was a dream. At 6 months we started J on purée and some baby led weaning. J would have fun smearing it around the tray, lick his finger and have a good try on anything and everything he put in his hand. He wasn’t fussy…the only difficulty was…

Living Arrows 5/52: Why we use symbol communication…

Hi, I’m actually rather impression that it’s the last Monday of January and I’ve managed to complete every Living Arrows post. This year I said I was going to be more organised and so far I’m sticking to it. Go me! Using symbol communication systems Anyway, this weeks photo is J using symbol communication board…