Apparently today is World Sleep Day, and you could be forgiven for thinking that I’ve fallen into a long deep sleep considering my lack of posting here over the past week. However, the reason is not sleep, but us moving into a new home! Super exciting times indeed, and I’ll be back to fill you … More Are you sleeping..?
I’ve been hesitating somewhat to write this post. I’d really like it to be a positive one, as focusing on the good sides of life is so important to me. It would be quite easy to let myself get dragged down by thoughts about all the difficult and sometimes miserable aspects of our existance. But … More 4 Reasons Why Home Education (Homeschooling) is a Good Fit for our Autistic Child
Day 8 in our Advent calendar of Christmas activities brought us Rudolph the Reindeer, times two! I prepared the materials before we got started, so that we had a ‘kit’ each, one for me and one for Penguin. We used: 2 empty toilet rolls 2 pieces of brown felt, each piece just about big enough … More Not one Rudolph, but two!
This evening we started making a paper chain. I say “started”, because I’m thinking that we’ll do a few more hoops now and then, and eventually link all our segments together to make one long chain. Before we got started, I got all the materials out on the table, and showed Penguin a picture of … More Making a Paper Chain
Today we made another couple of ornaments for our little Christmas tree, and Penguin really enjoyed this. As soon as I got the beads out he came to sit down at the table and was keen to get started! So, after putting some suitable Christmas tunes on, this is what we did: Firstly, I strung … More Super Simple Beadwork Ornaments
Day two of our Advent Calendar of Activities! Today we’ve made Christmas cards with a potato print snowman motif. Pretty cute, if I may say so myself. Here’s what we used and how we did it: We used a natural beige paper to print the snowmen on. I drew lines on the sheet of A4 … More Making a Potato Print Snowman Christmas Card
It’s December! The run-up to Christmas usually makes me more stressed than excited, but I’m now going to make a real effort to celebrate and enjoy the season with Penguin. So, everyday until Christmas Day we’ll do some kind of ‘christmassy’ activity together, and post it here, like an Advent calendar (may even contain chocolate … More Making Mini Christmas Crackers
Today the weather is miserable, but earlier this week we spent a gloriously sunny and warm afternoon on a little outing to Camber Castle. With winter approaching, I’m desperate to soak up as much of the autumn sun as possible. But apart from that, there are a number of ways that in which I believe … More Learning through experiences: A royal example