It's no secret that when travelling we sometimes prefer to ditch the guidebook and explore to find hidden gems other tourists have yet to discover. Such places might have endless tales to tell about the local culture and often they prove more interesting than the popular tourist hot spots. London is no exception. Here is a run down of the top attractions in our capitol which have managed to stay under the tourist radar.
Could this prize get any cuter? Nope. This amazing storage unit is perfect for any Little Princess' bedroom (or my room as I love it so much)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
You can bring the creative force into your life with my fantastic Star Wars Aquabeads competition!
Little E proving she is not so little anymore as she traverses the Go Ape course alone. She bloody loved it and boy was she speedy!
We all know birthdays are one of the most exciting times in a child’s life (us adults too!) but helping them understand how far away their birthday is can be a tricky task for parents of small children. We use the 'how may sleeps until my birthday?' method in our house and the Sleepzzz Until Birthday Buddy is a great compliment to this idea. It can help control their patience and help them understand the passing of time while having lots of fun anticipating their big day!
When I was little I loved my Sylvanian Families collection. I had the whole range, literally everything from The School House to the Nursery and all the families. My favourites were the Mole family. So I am really excited to bring you this competition to win some of the latest Sylvanian Families range!
Up to London with Little I for first GOSH appointment. Hoping they can give us some answers to her ongoing immune system issues.
Linking up to #mysundayphoto
So this week is a bit of a milestone in our household. Little E is being tested at school to see how well she knows her phonics. This is the first time one of the kids has been 'tested' and we've feeling a lot of pressure from the school to make sure she passes.
For those of you who haven't had the (dis)pleasure of encountering phonics yet I'll briefly outline how it works. Children are taught to read by recognising individual phonemes. A phoneme is a unit of sound which distinguishes one word from another. For example, the difference between the words kiss and kill is the end phoneme. They children learn rhymes to help them remember the sounds for each letter of the alphabet and then begin blending them together to make a words. It starts off simple and gets increasingly more complicated as different rules and exceptions are applied such as split-digraphs and tricky words. The phonics test is a national test for children in Year 1 to check they recognise and understand the key phonics rules.
Have you seen the new Beauty & the Beast film yet? Belle is certainly the Princess of the moment and to celebrate the new movie Hallmark has launched a range of stunning Beauty & the Beast cards at Tesco - the perfect choice for a Birthday Princess! We held our own Princess Party at home to bring some Disney magic to tea time!
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