Match and Spell – a review for Orchard Toys

Match and Spell

We’re big fans of Orchard Toys – it’s no secret.  Great games and puzzles, well made, lovely graphics and a good price.  Those are the basic facts.  I met up with Orchard Toys at The Toy Fair in January and got a sneaky peek at a few new games being… Continue reading »

A first sentence

A first sentence

Some of you may have read my post from last week about our first family portrait as seen through Monkey’s eyes.  It’s one of those pictures that will definitely make it to Monkey’s Memory Box.  We had a note from school the week before last telling us that the children… Continue reading »

Alphablocks Reading Programme

Alphablocks Reading Programme

As you know Monkey started school in Reception in September and has since started to learn to read.  It was a wonderful moment the first time he read a few words in a book. We’ve been trying to encourage him for months, and then one day it all started to fall… Continue reading »

Recognising letters

recognising letters

We went out for lunch on Mother’s Day, it wasn’t the best meal I’ve ever eaten, but it will now always hold a special place in my heart.  Halfway through lunch Monkey looked out of the restaurant window at the shops on the other side of the road.  Look Mummy,… Continue reading »