Encouraging a reluctant reader

Encouraging a reluctant reader

You all know the reading journey I’ve been taking with Monkey since he was little.  He’s a lover of books, but not the reading of them.  It’s so alien to me, an avid bookworm from the year dot.  My house has often resembled a library as I’ve tried encouraging a reluctant… Continue reading »

Being brave and joining in

Being brave and joining in

Last week saw a couple of wonderful moments for Monkey.  He received an award at school and overcame a fear too.  Last week was all about being brave and joining in. It’s no big secret that Monkey is very shy and reserved and a confirmed wall flower.  Getting him to join… Continue reading »

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Sometimes life seems like one long roller coaster ride, with so many highs and a few lows along the way.  Our recent holiday was a real high point, we made lots of memories and saw Monkey’s confidence take another step forward.  The last few weeks has been all about roller coasters… Continue reading »

Forward Rolls and Spellings

Forward rolls and spellings

Now that’s not something I ever thought I’d put in one sentence – forward rolls and spellings, but we appear to have some progress in both areas. Those of you who’ve followed the blog for a while will know that Monkey isn’t exactly sporty in any way, shape or form.  It… Continue reading »

Coombe Mill Magic

Coombe Mill Magic

I’ve longed to take Monkey to Coombe Mill in Cornwall ever since I discovered the Country Kids linky 2 years ago when I first started blogging.  I just knew that he would love it.  Last year, following a conversation with Iona at Redpeffer I saved some pennies and booked for… Continue reading »

First School Disco

First School Disco

So last Friday saw Monkey go to his first School Disco.  Since Christmas he’s started ‘dancing’ at home and loves listening to music (preferably without lyrics).  So when the tickets went on a sale for his first School Disco a while ago, I asked him if he wanted to go. … Continue reading »

Being brave in the Spanish sun

Being brave in the Spanish sun

As you know Monkey is not a great one for parks – he loves the swings, would stay on them ALL day, but slides, climbing frames and the like – no, too scared.  Well, that’s not strictly true as we’ve seen over the summer on my posts linking up to… Continue reading »

On the move

on the move

Now Monkey does everything in his own time as we’re all aware. But it would appear that peer pressure has hit home – in the form of scooter riding!  We’re on the move!  Monkey has had a Ozbozz My 1st Scooter for as long as I can remember.  He’ll sometimes… Continue reading »

A week at Nursery School

Holiday madness

I can’t believe that Monkey has spent a week at Nursery School already. He’d been at a different pre-school for a year, but doesn’t deal very well with change and is a bit of a cling-on, so I had no expectations of an easy transition. I was expecting tears, maybe… Continue reading »

Flying through the air

I’m linking this post up with Magic Moments and Small Steps Amazing Achievements as my Monkey son has shown another step forward with his bravery levels this week.  Friday saw another leap as I saw Monkey flying through the air. Monkey loves swings, as do I.  I grew up with… Continue reading »