Erin’s First Month At A Montessori Nursery

As soon as Erin turned 2 she started going to nursery somewhere attached to a private school. The children from the school and nursery all spent time together and it was such a lovely thing to see. Erin especially gained a lot from eating hot lunches with the whole school and learning from the older children. When we found out that the school and nursery would be closing before Christmas we knew we only had a few other options for Erin. We don’t drive so the nursery had to be within walking distance and also, it had to be somewhere

Remembering Our Fantastic Firsts With Little Tikes

Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.  As a parent, whether it be your first time or 4th time, you experience firsts with your child all the time and with Erin turning 3 in just under 2 months I have been enjoying looking back at some of the things we have done up until now. We have teamed up with Little Tikes to celebrate #LittleTikesFantasticFirsts and the Fantastic Firsts Toy range so I wanted to share some of these moments that I have experienced as a new and first time Mum. We

Thomas And Friends Alphaphonics Tablet Review

Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.  Erin, at the moment, is one of those children who wants to learn. In January she will be moving up to the 3+ room at nursery and from then, she will be spending time with the reception class in school and joining in with learning things like phonics. Erin has shown an interest in letters and words for quite a long time now and I want to help encourage her at home. We were kindly sent the Thomas And Friends Alphaphonics Tablet recently and it

When Did Fussy Eating Become A Competition?

Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have that available to her. Every

The Toddler With A Million Questions

As soon as Erin could talk it became clear very quickly that she was going to be a chatterbox… just like her mother. Over the past couple of months though Erin has really seemed to grasp questions and loves to ask them. I’m not sure when she learned certain questions but the flavours of the week are ‘Mummy, what happened?’ and ‘Mummy, what’s that?’ You might think that hearing these questions over and over again are annoying but for me they’re really not. Even when I was pregnant I thought about what Erin would be like when she could talk

Learning Resources Friendly Farm Animal Counters Review

Yesterday we showed you the Birds In A Nest Sorting Set from Learning Resources. We’re currently trying to find new toys for Erin that are both educational and fun and today we’ll be reviewing Learning Resources‘ Friendly Farm Counters. The Friendly Farm Counters come as a set of 72 in a large plastic container. This set has a RRP of only £14.50 so you get a whole lot of pieces for the price. The set consists of 6 different animal shapes, in 6 different colours and 2 sizes. Essentially, you get a parent and baby of each animal in each colour. Sets like

Learning Resources Birds In A Nest Sorting Set Review

Now that Erin goes to nursery 3 days a week and is learning so much we want to be able to encourage that at home. While we will still be doing loads of fun, crafty type play, and running around like lunatics, I want to help Erin to learn at home and Learning Resources is the company to help us with that! One of the sets we have been trying out recently is the Birds In A Nest Sorting Set. The Birds In A Nest Sorting Set comes with 36 super brightly coloured pieces. You get six coloured bowls and 30 birds

Potty Training Essentials From BabyBjörn

After we tried potty training with Erin for the first time back in March I soon realised that we were not really prepared enough at all. Even though we didn’t carry on with potty training at that time, we did learn a few things. We had one potty ready for Erin but we didn’t think about the practicalities. Erin’s bedroom is upstairs, we have a downstairs toilet and no toilet in our downstairs bathroom. We certainly didn’t anticipate when we would be trying again and how well Erin would take to it the second time around. Luckily, BabyBjörn kitted us out with