Monday, 3 March 2014
Finally! :) I've been sewing this theatre for some time now, but the basics you can sew in just four hours. It's taken so long because I kept on thinking of ways to tune it up. There are some advanced stage designs involved :)
The performance starts at 5:00 :) Make yourself comfortable.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
I adore the reversed one, the huge two, the lying three. Is this a sign my dear daughter that at three I can have a nap? From four I started making dotted shapes of the numbers. The numbers after that might not be as cute but at least the clock is legible :)
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Hugo and Mathilda grow up bilingually. As it happens quite often one of the languages is weaker. Through play I try to encourage them to use the weaker language more often and have fun at it.
Playing theatre is a great way to work on language skills. You can talk many different ways, you can be loud, quiet, you can speak slowly, veeeeeryyyyy slowlyyyyy or fast, you can sing etc. For this activity you can use the puppets from this post: http://www.hugoandmathilda.blogspot.ie/2014/02/shadow-theatre.html Below few ideas.
You can adjust the ideas to whatever language you need.
Bawcie się dobrze!
(which means: Have fun! in Polish. Three words vs two - now you know what I mean with encouraging the weaker one :)
Sunday, 16 February 2014
You will need:
cardboard, scissors, (used) drinking straws, sellotape
You will find the printables of our actors at the bottom of this post.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
We measure the energy which food provides us with in calorie units. We use up the energy which food provides us with during our daily activities e.g. playing. Food however is meant not to provide us only with energy but also with substances that will support our growth and health. Among these other substances are proteins, fats, vitamins and mineral nutrients. It is important to eat meals that contain all the nutrients. (This is known as having a balanced diet.). We say that some calories are empty. This means that they provide us only with energy and have no other nutrients, e.g. candies/sweets. It is better to have a sweet treat that is home made and of dried fruits which will give you not only energy but also vitamins and minerals.
Sunday, 2 February 2014
We were lucky to get sheets of used plain cardboard which we now try to turn into something more eye-catching... or heart-catching should I rather say :) I hung it in the kids' room and it looks lovely... doesn't necessary have to be a Valentine's day only decoration.
I attached the hearts with sellotape.
Friday, 31 January 2014
We’re sewing – not clothes but a card which might become a Valentine’s, birthday, thank you etc. card. It actually is more stitching than sewing but I think that it is a nice introduction to needle-thread activities in general. It would be great if the kids knew how to sew back on a button ;)
P.s. 1 You can use a hairpin if you don’t have a plastic needle or don’t want to give to a child a steel one.
P.s. 2 I made the holes to close to each other so if you are going to use wool like us make the holes at least 7 mm apart.