Have my breath:The funny things they say

Do you ever have any of those moments with your little ones when all you can do is laugh at the words they say?

My youngest has me in fits of laughter sometimes and I laugh that much that I have no idea how to answer him.

One morning we was walking to the childminders house, when Oliver started to complain that he was tired. considering we had only left the house 5 minutes earlier I told him to carry on walking for a little bit longer and If he was still tired then I would carry him for a little of the way to give him a little rest. As we got around the corner about to cross the main road, he stood in front of my, raised his arms up towards me and said ‘Pick up’ I looked down at him and could see that maybe he was a little tired so I picked him up. Bearing in mind that I don’t just have him to carry I have his rucksack with spare clothes in it, his pack lunch bag, his school book bag and my own handbag, after about 5 minutes i was beginning to tire myself out. I took a big breath and puffed out…

Oliver: “Mum, what are doing?”

Me: “I’m tired Oliver”

Oliver: “Why?”

Me: “You and your bags are heavy and I’m getting out of breath”

Oliver: “Oh!”

He then began to start blowing out his breath all over my face

Me: “What are you doing?”

Oliver: ” I’m giving you some of my breath, because you said you had run out!”

I could only answer with a little kiss to the cheek and a giggle.

 

Oliver is a little grafter and is always happy to help you, he is the first at the front door whne the grocery shopping arrives, he is the first to run off and do jobs for you and he is the first up at the table to do some work. He doesn’t get much homework as he is in Nursery at school but he likes to be jusy like his brothers and when they are doing their school homework he likes to join in. I print out some work for him from the internet and he sits down and does it before i even have to ask him.

I'm doing my important work

I’m doing my important work

He likes to call his work ‘Important school work’. I just hope this attitude and commitment to work grows with him.

Have your children said or done anything funny? Please share below in the comments :-)

 

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Letter sounds 27/365

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We’ve been practicing our phonic sounds today.
We have a letter sounds poster taped to the back door and the youngest enjoys going up to it and saying his sounds.

I gave him some cvc work to do and he uses the poster to find the sound so he knows what the letter looks like and he can write it down.

He can get a little confused with words that end in t and he thinks that they end with d, like hat and bat.

Thomas & Friends special 70th birthday celebrations

School to win chance to record a new Thomas & Friends song in special 70th anniversary year!

This year it’s Thomas & Friends 70th birthday and to celebrate they are launching a competition to get schools involved. To mark the iconic brands birthday they are asking Primary school classes across the country to enter a singing competition for the chance to record a new song for the upcoming film which is to be released this Autumn.

Judges are looking for the best, most creative singers in the country to be in with a chance of scooping the top prize package for their entire class, which includes…

  • An all-expenses paid trip to a recording studio to sing and record the Thomas & Friends theme tune which will feature on a special anniversary DVD
  • A half-day musical experience run by a music specialist
  • £200 worth of musical instruments
  • A visit from The Fat Controller

All schools who register for the competition via the National Schools Partnership website will receive a free downloadable resource pack, full of fun and simple activities linked to numeracy, literacy, PE and art and design, to help engage and inspire children to make their entry stand out.

Register today at http://www.nationalschoolspartnership.com/thomasandfriends.php

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 69 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The little blue engine and his friends invite children to enter into a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

All three of my children have adored Thomas & Friends. The youngest can recite which colour, number and name the trains are, he builds tracks around the house all the time and makes up his own little adventures, his imagination runs wild.

To find out more about Thomas & Friends visit their website.

Good Luck!

 

 

Learning cvc words 25/365

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After a troublesome, sleepless night Oliver woke up feeling a little better. We managed to do a little learning inbetween the crying and moaning.

I printed off some cvc worksheets from a Website called teachitprimary. There was 4 pictures with 3 rectangle spaces next to them. On a separate sheet was 12 letters that if out together correctly would spell out the 4 pictures on the other sheet. I cut out the letters and placed them on the table in front of oliver. He looked at the pictures, said them out loud and found the correct sound to stick down.

He struggles with ant, as when he was saying it he kept leaving out the n sound.

It was a lovely activity and he managed to do it before he became clingy again.

Sensory Ziplock Bags

These sensory Ziplock bags are perfect for young children who are learning to write, they are easy to make and are fun to use. There are so many different types of sensory bags to make, you can add items to them such as letters and numbers for recognition, objects for counting or specific letters to make a sound bag.

We went for the plain option as Oliver is just learning his letter formations.

You will need:

  • Strong see through plastic ziplock bags (I used Tesco own brand)
  • Tub of hair gel (we used see through cheap hair gel, bought from the chemist)
  • Food dye
  • Glitter
  • Selotape to seal the bag

Empty half of the tub of gel into the bag, add in some food dye (i used the gel food colouring that comes in a tube) and the glitter. Close the bag up and squidge the mixture around with your fingers, the dye will eventually mix in and you will have an even glittery colour.
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If you feel that there is too much in the bag remove it now before you seal it with the selotape. Remove any air that is the the bag slowly trying not to lose any of the gel out of the bag. Once you are happy with the sensory bag, fold over the top and seal it with selotape.

Now they are ready to use
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You could also add objects into then before you seal the bags up eg: alphabet, numbers, fish, stars or objects that begin with a peticular sound for a sounds bag.

Not only has my youngest boy enjoyed doing his letters and shapes in the gel bag but my other two children who are aged 7 and 12 have equally enjoyed playing with it too.

Please be careful and use strong ziplock bags and also keep any child using it under supervision.

A stitch in time 24/365

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The new sewing project has begun!

The old reliable doesn’t make appearances that often, well not as often as I would like. It’s normally this time of the year when I decide to start a new project, last year I made a lunch bag.

My sewing machine was bought for me by my Dad for my 17th birthday when I was at college studying fashion, 19 years ago! I don’t want to jinx anything but it hasn’t packed up on me yet…

My new project is something for my son, Joseph and his lego.