|Photo Credit: The Brick Castle|
Friday, 31 July 2015
Now you can just follow the route around the forest without the map and it would make for a lovely walk, however you'd probably struggle to find the twelve Gruffalo markers as many of them are hidden just off the track - even with the map I must admit we missed out a couple!! (I blame the boys and their underdeveloped map reading skills!) So yes, I would suggest investing in your map at the start if you do want to find them all!
We were all really excited to discover that the Gruffalo statue was still there towards the end of the route and of course couldn't resist a photo opportunity.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Chloe was super excited when her Furchester Hotel magazine arrived in the post and she couldn't wait to dive in and explore what it had to offer. I must admit I was keen to try and keep her away from it really so I could save it as a surprise for our long journey to France however once she'd seen it I just didn't stand a chance!
As you would expect Cbeebies magazine it is full supportive of the Early Years Curriculum including mark making activities, comprehension activities, counting, craft and observational challenges. I'm really impressed by just how much they've managed to pack into one magazine.
There's stickers to complete some of the pages and others to add when you've completed an activity - Chlo, like most children of her age, is a big fan of stickers so this was a hit right away!
As an added bonus this month's magazine comes with a little craft set to "Make your own Portraits" which Chloe is keen to try out!
I like that there's a good balance of activities which can be completed without support or any need for reading (eg colouring in) but then there's also things which will require a bit of help from an adult or older sibling (eg reading the story or some instructions). At 6, Ben is able to read much of the magazine to himself so I'm sure he will enjoy reading it to Chloe.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
|Me and the Mr x|
|Photo Credit: Valdiney Pimenta via Compfight cc|