All three of our children love playing with the ball pool, we play with it both inside and outside and all year round so I decided to make some phonics games using the ball pool or the balls from it. We have a ball pool that I bought from Morrisons in the sale last summer and a couple of bags of balls to … [Read more...] about Phonics games using the ball pool
Learning phonics definitely does not have to be all about sitting down at a table with a pencil in hand, in fact I would say a large proportion of phonics learning can be done in an active way. In my experience more reluctant learners prefer active learning and will also be keen to join in and have a go … [Read more...] about Getting active with phonics!
I thought it would be a good idea to post a blog showing the variety of ways that you can expose your child to the world of phonics without actually sitting down and saying we are learning phonics. Learning letter sounds and eventually learning to read and write starts from very simple basics mainly being … [Read more...] about Getting started with Phonics
I had to do the supermarket food shop with all the children on a Saturday morning. Whilst the children are generally good while shopping it still fills me with dread. It is one of those jobs that I want to get done as quickly as possible. I decided I would get the girls more involved with the shopping as … [Read more...] about Food Shopping
As it was Halloween yesterday I thought I would share some of the things we did together. Our girls are not into anything remotely scary so everything we did was very gentle. This was the first time we had done anything other than carve a pumpkin and the girls really enjoyed themselves. The first thing … [Read more...] about Halloween