#MyToddlerReads (2)

Let’s get inspired by each other and cultivate good reading habits with our little ones.

 

The 2nd edition of #MyToddlerReads or more apt #WhatMyToddlerReads. For those who missed this, I started documenting some of the books my little one reads (3 books every fortnight). The response took me by surprise and it was very lovely to read all of your comments. Inspiring to see the variety of books our little one reads. Thank you for all the comments and joining in with my little hashtag. It’s always nice to see the classics still ever so popular πŸ™‚ Ps. there’s also lots of Julia Donaldson fans out there. This is great for me as I can keep an eye out for some of your recommendations at the library and the shops.

Thanks Loo for sharing your amazing MogTheCat collection! Its impressive that your little one knows the words, she must be a huge fan. Well done you πŸ™‚ You must have spent lots of time reading with her too. We bought Mog’s Christmas Calamity after watching the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert countless times.

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Check out Azalea’s amazing collection! Thank you Deana for sharing. I have ‘ book envy ‘. It is always heartwarming to hear how much a little one enjoys reading.

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Firm favourites this time around –>

  1. The ‘ That’s Not My .. ‘ books. She enjoys them tremendously and flips through them herself. She loves That’s Not My Kitten and That’s Not My Puppy. They are touchy feely books and are sturdy enough to withstand teething babies. Haha! They have lots of them in the library and I managed to capture her reading That’s Not My Hedgehog.

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2) Pip & Posy. This one was Pip and Posy : The Scary Monster. She loves it when the monster comes to the door, haha! The story is simple enough for her as a 16 month old and lots of easy phrases like ‘washing her hands’ and ‘knock on the door’. The illustrations are beautiful too, there is lots of extra detail to point out.

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3) Dinosaur Roar! Short book with lots of DINOSAURS, she adores this book. Its perfect before bed especially since its such an easy read. Words are kept to a minimum in the book but it teaches comparatives and adjectives like Dinosaur Slow / Dinosaur Fast.

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Hope you enjoyed reading about our firm favourites this time around. Please feel free to share yours, we will be thrilled xxx

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β€œYou are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

by Kahlil Gibran

One of our highlights from the week would be having some friends over from Nottingham. It was great catching up over food and they were definitely entertained by the chatty toddler. Whenever I get to decide on a place, its always the same old dessert parlour we frequent. Its so good. A little person was ecstatic too as she was treated to her own scoop of sorbet. I did exercise some form of ‘sugar control’ and she had less than half, phew.

Squinty face filled with lots of excitement and joy. I cannot help but chuckle when I ‘revisit’ the picture.

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Just look at my waffles! Moreish, drizzled with generous helpings of white chocolate , raspberries and cream .. and a scoop of white choc and raspberry ice cream. Oh yes, its Heavenly Desserts on London Road, Leicester.

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and a mandatory mummy-daughter picture.

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Raspberry Lemon Scones

No recipe post πŸ™‚ Just felt like whipping up some scones without following a set of guidelines. Rogue baking. Haha!

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Not too shabby at all, especially with a warm cup of tea. Have a great day ahead xxx

Baby Friendly Pan Fried Salmon

Food post! A simple tea of salmon, steamed potatoes & vegetables. We do baby led weaning most of the time in our home, so little one enjoys what we have without any salt. This was very quick, I think I was in the kitchen for 15 minutes, majority of which was spend guarding the ‘pan fried salmon’ and prepping the vegetables to go in the steamer. We invested in a little steamer when the baby was ready for some food at 6 months, we didn’t bother with a blender or anything like that. Its proving to be a really good buy since I still use it pretty often.

The big people had salmon with some sweet chili sauce (cooked with some onions, garlic, ginger) and bubba enjoyed hers plain.

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Easy peasy salmon dinner πŸ˜€

Weakness for beautiful dresses

I have never wrote a post about clothes even though I love ogling at them. Children’s clothes are my ultimate weakness. I have noticed that I barely buy any for myself of the late but I always have ‘excuses’ when it comes to the little one. The self restraint ‘leash’ is still pretty good or else we will be broke! Anyone can relate with ..

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I came across the most lovely collection and thought, gosh I need to share this. Whilst contemplating which piece to get for my little one, I noticed that there’s a 20% off offer. (Its only till midnight on Sunday). Perfect motivation eh. It’s exclusive designed with Liberty by Mama’s and Papa’s. I have always been a huge fan of Liberty prints as they are timeless and paired with a classic design, its a sure hit.

Will let the beautiful prints do the talking. Look!

Peacocks of Grantham Hall

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Painter’s Meadow Print

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Irma Print

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The full collection is on the Mamas and Papas site HERE. Hope you enjoyed browsing just as much as I did.

Happy weekend xxx

 

 

#MyToddlerReads (1)

So many books, so little time. I thought it might be rather nice to share and document what she reads, please feel free to join in using the hashtag #MyToddlerReads and will attempt to do 3 books fortnightly πŸ™‚ She loves repetition but we do get through quite a few books from our local library and we tend to order quite a few online as well. They are usually better priced than the ones in a physical store.

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To kick this off, her all time favourite is The Hungry Caterpillar! We were gifted this much-loved classic by a friend and it has been put to good use. Ours is the board book version with lots of ‘holes’ made by the caterpillar and she is rather fond of putting her fingers in them.

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Where’s Spot is a wonderful ‘lift the flap’ book which she adores. She is kept very busy with all the flaps in the book and it helps that she loves shouting ‘Dog’ at the moment.

Screen shot 2016-04-11 at 1.09.30 AM.pngAnother classic, The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Love the story line of this book and the illustrations are just spot on.

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β€œYou are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

by Kahlil Gibran

Little one was never a soft toy person but recently she absolutely adores them especially since we have started playing ‘afternoon tea parties’. She particularly enjoys feeding them and tucking them in to bed.

We went for a mummy and baby group Easter event and we won a huge duck in the raffle and oh boy, she has been in love with it every since. Dragging it everywhere and into her cot.

She moves at the speed of light nowadays and its trying to get her to ‘pose’ for pictures. I took these last week and I LOVE them. She is so cheeky.

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Both dressed up in dresses.

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On a sidenote, I love this ‘link up’ with other mummy bloggers as it really encourages me to keep this blog active. Hope you enjoy reading and I really do appreciate comments πŸ™‚

Have a good week.

xxx

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