Read, Play, Learn: On the Farm

Read, Play, Learn: On the Farm   Read, Play Learn: On the Farm Due to my background in education, and the years I spent teaching in a Early Years setting, I have been unable to resist applying some of that experience to raising my own child – hence this series of ‘Read, Play Learn‘ posts…

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth Baby Loves Earth Written by Jennifer Eckford Illustrated by Teresa Bellon 30 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 2nd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): E is for Elephant, T is for Tree, W is for Warming, and X is for eXtinct in this beautiful ABC book designed…

5 ideas for tummy time

5 ideas for tummy time   Have you heard the terminology ‘tummy time’? As a new parent I heard it mentioned that tummy time was important as it encourages the baby to hold their head up, developing their neck muscles. The name seemed self-explanatory – put the baby on their tummy for some time each…

7 Easy Sensory Play Ideas for Babies

7 Easy Sensory Play Ideas for Babies   What is sensory play? Sensory play is a way of playing with your child that encourages them to use all of their senses – most people associate it with feeling different textures, but it can involve a variety of smells, sounds and flavours as well as feelings….

5 things you need during pregnancy

5 things you will need during pregnancy (5 pregnancy essentials which don’t cost the Earth but will make a massive difference to your well-being!) What do you really need to get you through your pregnancy? Obviously, every individual and every pregnancy is different and you first need to take advice from your doctor or midwife…

Waiting on Wednesday: 2020’s biggest debut

Waiting on Wednesday: 2020’s biggest debut Waiting on Wednesday is usually where I post all about books that I am excited to read, many of which have yet to be published. However, I’m currently feeling impatient and waiting for something…or someone… else! Working title (i.e. Bump Nickname): Jellybean Estimated publication date: 18th February 2020 Our…

Waiting On Wednesday: Special Edition

Originally posted on Book Murmuration:
Waiting On Wednesday: Special Edition.  Waiting On Wednesday is a meme where bloggers announce forthcoming titles and explain why they are excited about their arrival. This very special edition celebrates the imminent arrival of my friend Christina’s baby girl.  Working title: Jellybean Publication date: Mid February 2020 She a special…

6 things I didn’t know about pregnancy

Six things I didn’t know about pregnancy   Honestly, I’m surprised that I’ve managed to narrow it down to six. I feel like pregnancy has been one massive learning curve, although I know that the learning curve is only going to get steeper once our little one arrives into the world. There are so many…

One month to go until our lives change!

One month to go until our lives change! Only one month to go now…and that’s only if we are statistical improbabilities and our baby decides to turn up on her actual due date. Before I became pregnant I had though that your due date was pretty accurate and that most babies would turn up within…

Book Review: It’s Your World Now

Book Review: It’s Your World Now It’s Your World Now Written and illustrated by Barry Falls 32 pages Published by Pavilion Books Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): So go and play and live and learn. It’s your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The…

And then there were three…new adventures in 2020!

And then there were three…new adventures in 2020! Happy New Year everyone and I hope that 2020 is treating you well already. As I mentioned yesterday, in my post about the highs and lows of 2019, there is one more piece of exciting news that I would like to share with the world. As soon…