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Pasta Names for Toddlers

At 2 and a half, Tom is starting to develop a great fascination about his own name and the letters they are made up of! This is sooo simple and easy and we made a jar of coloured pasta to […]

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6 Months Forward

Jeremy is 6 months old today. For 6 months I have been consciously breathing him in, feeling his skin, touching his hair and looking into his eyes. Every day. Maybe he is a ‘better’ baby, maybe I’m calmer in the […]

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She Won’t Send Him to Sleep School

“This is where you will sleep” they said. We were just outside a small room, no larger than a prison cell. It was black inside, with a metal bed and a stereo in the corner that was half tuned into […]

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On Forcing Toddlers into Activities

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the use of ‘force’ to help children learn. I’ve been thinking about it in both home and educational settings. Tom has never been a child that does well with being forced […]

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