This week seems to have flown by, despite not doing much. As I write this on Thursday evening, we’ve nearly survived our first full week of school. F has done really well. She really happy to go to school and what little she tells us sounds like she is enjoying it. She’s had her first two party invites so that’s our next two Saturdays booked up. Tomorrow’s is in the park so please cross your fingers for a dry day!
Anyway here’s what I’ve loved this week.
F brought her first book home from school this week. It’s not a book for her to read but a book for us to read to her. It came with a letter about teaching her to hold a book and turn pages as well as the benefits of reading lots of books to her. I think we can safely say my girls are ok on this front!
I share our current favourite books on Instagram on Sunday and it got a really good response so I might make this a regular feature.
These are our current favourite children's books. Some are library books and some are from our own collection. Some have been sent to us free to review by publishers. Some are more suitable for my 15 month old and some more for my 4 year old but what they all have in common is that they are gorgeous books that my girls are currently enjoying again and again. What is your childs current favourite book? . . #earlyliteracy #mycolourfulkids #kidlit
Monday to Thursday E is not with us for F’s school drop off. I’m sure you all know how you have to get there early to get a parking spot so we have been reading a couple of picture books in the car. I think F is really enjoying this time reading together.
Last Saturday E slept from 7:30 -10 pm in her cot. This might not sound impressive but this is really amazing for her. I finally found time to watch some shows I love without being disturbed! I enjoyed watching the new episode of cold feet. I watch so little tv lately I only realised it was back by chance a few days before the new series. Already I’m loving the new series and hoping I can find time to watch the next episode this weekend. I also watched a couple of episodes of the first series of Doctor Foster. I’m hooked and couple easily binge watch the series in no time (if my littlest would let me!).
I made a big batch of lamb and aubergine ragu last Friday. I shared the recipe yesterday as part of my contribution to Britmum’s #healthyredmeat campaign. This is one of our favourite family meals. There are only a handful of meals that I know both girls will both eat and this is one of them.
What is with the weather this week? It’s definitely autumnal. My boots are out and so are my warmer tops. Some days I’ve even considered getting our winter coats out!
Wednesday was Roald Dahl day and I heard an amazing interview with him played on Radio 2 whilst driving to school. He was being interviewed by his then 10-year-old niece. I’d recommend listening to it if you missed it and enjoy his books. I loved his books as a child and can’t wait to read them with my girls. I’m not quite sure when to introduce chapter books to F. I’d love to hear from those of you with older children when is the right age to start?
And lastly …
Don’t forget to keep joining in with my Instagram community #mycolourfulkids. I have moved to featuring my favourite 4 images every Tuesday evening. I love looking at everyone’s colourful photos.