We've recently become part of the Little Tiger Panel from Little Tiger Press. 5yo loves her books, so this is an exciting opportunity for us to be involved in. Our first book arrived this week, and it got its first outing at bedtime that same evening.
Look out Ladybird is aimed at children aged three to six years in my opinion. Whilst initially a little on the young side for 5yo, the underlying message of the story means she will get a lot out of reading this over and over, comparing the lady bird's plight of not being able fly without practice to many situations we will face at home.
Our review on the Little Tiger Website.
"Look Out Ladybird is full of bright bold pictures, with an easy to read story. The storyline tells an underlying message to children telling them that just because something may seem difficult at first, if you keep practising and don't give up then eventually you'll succeed. This book was an instant hit with my five year old. Although initially it appeared a little on the young side for her in terms of graphics, the story more than makes up for it. This book would be great aimed at children age three years old upwards."
We give the book a 4/5
We always seem to be rushing around in our house and routines can be quite strict especially on school evenings after collecting from out of school club, eating dinner, bath time etc, so making time to play together with 5yo isn't always on the top of the list.
A couple of weeks ago during #playfest, I learned of an app from Make Time To Play. A wide variety of play ideas starting from just five minutes. Who can't spare five minutes to play with their children?
We tested out a few and made a quick video to show you how much fun we had.
The Make Time to Play App is free and available for Android, and Apple. If you're short on ideas or just want some new inspiration, I would suggest giving this app a look.
I've really let my eye off the ball these last couple of weeks, and the scales are showing that this morning. Going from a lovely 9st 12 at the very end of January I have managed to go right back to where I started.
It's obvious that as I get older, the weight isn't just going to stay constant and let me eat and drink what I like, so being the beginning of a new year and all the knee jerk reactions that go with that and weight loss, I bought myself this yesterday.
My first cycle last night was a mere 5k to ease myself in gently, and in the ten minutes it took me I realised just how out of condition I am. With time constraints of working almost full time at the moment, trying to run the house and be organised for everything else, I cannot be bothered to leave the house again in the evening to go to the gym, so hopefully this will help me.
See how my weight loss buddies have been getting on.
Most girls have a preference to either shoes or handbags. Me? I'm a lover of both, but if I see a pair of shoes I LOVE then providing I can afford them them they often get purchased. They may not get worn very often but I can promise you they are loved. After all shoes are not just for Christmas, they are for life! (or until I wear them out, fall over and almost break my leg because the heel is too high etc etc).
When wearing a slip on shoe with no support around the top of my foot in lace, buckle form etc, then Next is really only one of the few places I know I can buy shoes in a size 4 1/2 and they'll fit me perfectly.
These are my favourite shoes from the current Next Directory. Can you guess which ones I already own?