Hello, Well it has been a good week frugality wise. We had a lovely visit to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon to see the Sarah and Duck show. Lizzie has never seen the Sarah and Duck TV show, but she still loved the performance, she also loved the indoor and outdoor play areas at the… Continue reading Frugal Friday #8: Crochet Bunny
Hey! I thought I would share with you are matching game that I made for Lizzie. Currently Lizzie is very keen on matching things, whether this be sorting all her farm animal figures into different groups, sometimes these are species groups, sometimes size groups and sometimes colour groups, choosing matching clothes, matching her fairy toys… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #7: A Matching and Counting Game
Hey! Well frugally speaking this has been a very good week. I have not bought Lilly anything - well obviously food, but no toys, no craft supplies, no puzzles. Interestingly she seems to have still had a very enjoyable week, who knew toddlers can be happy with their old toys. I have spent 99p on… Continue reading Frugal Fridays #7: The Best 99p that I Have Spent in a Long Time
Hi! Lizzie has been getting more and more interested in the size of objects so I thought I would introduce her to the concept of length. To do this I cut up some ribbons into comparatively short pieces and comparatively long pieces and then we sat and sorted them into two piles: short and long.… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #6: The Long and Short of It!
As I have said before that I am a massive fan of learning through discovery and play. However, when I began to think about how we were going to tackle giving up nappies I thought that this may not be the ideal arena for learning through play and discovery, so we went with a much… Continue reading A Teacher Led Approach to Potty Training, without Stickers or Rewards
So I am doing my best not to spend any money, so I need to occupy my mind with other things and this week it has been organising and there have been some unexpected benefits. Last weekend I decided that we would tidy up our spare bedroom a.k.a our converted loft a.k.a our dumping ground.… Continue reading Frugal Friday #6: Organising My Way to Frugality
Lizzie has become increasingly interested in the size of objects from "teeny tiny flowers" to "very big dogs" (said in a very serious voice). So I decided to develop this interest through play. Lizzie always loves playing with water so I have given her my measuring jugs, cups and spoons to play with. Sometimes when… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #5: The Bigger the Better
So as I said last week I am working on trying to develop a more frugal mindset. One task I set myself was to reflect on my previous spending- which purchases had bought long term happiness and which hadn't. With this exercise the best place for me to start was looking at my previous orders… Continue reading Frugal Friday #5: Becoming Reflective
This post is prompted by this article from The Telegraph The article discusses the government's plans to respond to the shortage of mathematics and physics teachers with teachers recruited from abroad. I think that this is such a sad indictment of our educational system, what is so unattractive about teaching in England that we don't… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #4 – Who Will Teach Our Children Maths?
Hey! It has been a while. I have been a very poor blogger and becoming frugal - well I am pretty rubbish at that as well. I have always had a shocking relationship with money. I have really issues in understanding the value of different purchases and in making decisions regarding money that are actually… Continue reading Frugal Fridays #4: The Reboot