A wonderful day out at the Tractor Ted Farm Show

To say that Monkey has been looking forward to today ever since I told him we had tickets for the Tractor Ted Farm Show, would be an understatement.  It is all he has talked about for the last week – so expectations were rather high when we left home this… Continue reading »

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?  Oh yes!  We have discovered a gem thanks to the lovely people at Learning Resources. It’s called Play Foam and quite simply it is any parent’s dream – it provides kids with a play material that they can squish, shape,… Continue reading »

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor by Tomy

I think it fairly clear that Monkey is obsessed by tractors!  But a John Deere tractor takes him to a whole new level of excitement!!! It all stems from a trip to see my parents in Spain last year.  They live in an olive growing region of Spain, and John… Continue reading »

An up and down kind of day

Have you ever had one of those days – ‘an up and down kind of day’?  Today has most definately been one of those days! It all started so well, we’d read a snow story last night at bedtime and Monkey was still talking about it this morning. He found… Continue reading »

#TTPlusPlus weekly challenge – robots

So this morning we were set a weekly challenge by The Toadstool – to build a robot using our Plus Plus. I asked Monkey what he thought we should do – his reply – build a Robot Family Mummy!  When Monkey says that, what he really means is ‘you make… Continue reading »

Early Reader review for Orion Childrens Books

As you will know from reading my blog I am passionate about reading and about spending quality time with Monkey encouraging his love of books. We spend a lot of time reading at home and borrowing books from the library. We were thrilled to be asked by the lovely people… Continue reading »