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Harry Hastings’ History Heroes – social learning with these great cards

By | March 28, 2013

My T (10 year old son) is obsessed by statistics, we call him “our little stat man”. He loves reading match reports for football, finding out who scored and when, who’s been red/yellow carded and the league tables. He puts this same enthusiasm and thirst for statistics into everything, a journey is planned with duration […]

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We are loving being in Team Skylanders!

By | March 26, 2013

We were very happy (nay, overjoyed) to be chosen to be part of Team Skylanders by and here was our original review post – click here to read. I’ve found previously with toys/games that T and D very quickly lose interest and barely-used games end up on eBay/charity shops (I blogged about Toys and […]

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Countdown to the holidays! Mon 25.03.2013

By | March 25, 2013

Four days to go, that was our mantra this morning. T and D have both worked hard this half term, both need the break from school but not a break from routine. That and the fact that we’re going to Legoland on Saturday – woohoo! They run an “exit pass” scheme which – as long […]

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Hey, got any grapes? Sun 24.03.2013

By | March 24, 2013

It’s been a much better day today, all about this little chappie: “The Duck Song” – you can watch the YouTube link here – it’s been played over and over today, we are word-perfect in it and D has the accents down to a tee. I was a bit concerned when she asked if she […]

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Changes, potential changes! Fri 22.03.2013

By | March 22, 2013

D is meant to be going to a birthday party tomorrow at TVAP or Taplow tomorrow. It’s for a child who had his party there same weekend last year, I was only thinking today how nice the weather had been then, they’d all had their birthday tea outside in the sunshine. Not so, the prediction […]

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Autism and playing with toys

By | March 22, 2013

I was really pleased to be asked, as a special needs parent, to write an article for an online toy trade publication. As with anything I write, I think about my approach and I started by looking up the definition of toys, this is what good old Wikipedia said: “A toy is any item that […]

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Not once, but twice! Weds 20.03.2013

By | March 20, 2013

It’s Wednesday, the weekend is in sight…hooray! T was very cuddly again this morning, I’m not sure if he’s getting anxious about the paint-balling day on Saturday, it will be a totally new experience for him. He’s used to working in a team with football but this will involve being splatted by the opposition etc. […]

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Getting back to it Tues 19.03.2013

By | March 19, 2013

Thankfully, thank you, thanking everything (!) D slept better last night, which meant we all did! Usually I will lie awake, waiting for her to wake up, no chance of that last night….zzzzz. As a result, much calmer children this morning and we were back in the school routine. T, happy because he not only […]

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Sleepless in a Semi Mon 18.03.2013

By | March 18, 2013

Last night was either one long evening or one very early morning, it all seemed to merge. No sooner had D settled than she was back, upset. It didn’t seem to make a difference which room she was in, the anxieties were there. She wasn’t able to say what was causing them in the wee […]

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Compliments, kind of! Sunday 17.03.2013

By | March 17, 2013

It’s been another (mostly) good day, albeit with another early start. It is the law-of-sod that, during the week D has to be persuaded awake, the weekend arrives and she’ll rush in, squeaking and squealing with happiness before it’s light outside. Anyway, that aside (yawn) it’s been a bouncing, flapping, squealing, happy day on the […]

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