Sunday, 9 March 2014
Will you believe? This is what Mathilda came up with. I love her creativity! Our St. Patrick's day last minute dress up idea for boys and girls.
P.s This is what we did last year: colourful shamrock potato stamps.
Everyone likes the sweet taste, the children and the adults alike, even more – we not only like it, we need it. Not every sweet snack is healthy though. In the shops you can find a lot of colourful sweets that contain high amounts of white sugar that is unhealthy. Too much sugar makes our teeth go bad and we catch more colds, more so we cannot play in peace because we look for sweet treats all the time.
Which sweets are the best? You can find some in the shops but you can also prepare some at home with your parents, they are delicious and healthy. It is nice to bake a carrot or almond cake or oat cookies. Who doesn’t like a fruit salad or a smoothie? Apples baked with cinnamon will make the whole house smell nicely. For a trip you can take dried fruits.
Try making your own desserts, they not only yummy but also make you spend time nicely with your family.
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.