The Lounge is a MESS!

A way to measure how many indoor activities we’ve been doing is looking at the mess in the lounge!

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I’ve been gingerly stepping from one bare patch of floor to the next as there’s been a lot of Lego playing today.  After a recommendation from someone on Facebook, I signed M up for www.diy.org.  It’s basically like scouts online: you get to complete lots of activities, upload your photo’s/videos and earn patches which are posted to you.  M decided to start with a Lego challenge and spent a long time writing a word in Lego this afternoon.  Her next challenge is to create a Lego ‘pixel’ picture.

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D also spent a long time playing with her Lego Friends and building the sets using instructions.  She’s pretty impressive at it for a 4 year old.

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There was also a game of fairies and pirates, which spurred D on to write a letter to Lizzie’s father (from the film Great Fairy Rescue)!

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There was a lot of screen time today: M is crazy about an app I bought for her called ‘Where’s My Water’.  It’s a strategy game where you have to dig tunnels to get water into Swampy the crocodile’s bath.  It is pretty addictive and I reckon she’s learning quite a lot from it.  D spent time on Reading Eggs and then went onto the CBeebies Lingo Show game: she was very sweetly repeating the Mandarin words as she played.

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D’s favourite bit of the day was watching Stargazing on CBeebies this evening.  She’s space mad so she didn’t learn anything new but she was riveted!

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I also found some little compasses that I had meant to put in the girls’ stockings but then I lost them.  I handed them over and showed the girls how to point the needle north but any further attempts to teach M resulted in her saying it was ‘boring’ so I left them to play on their own.  Surprisingly, their ‘boring’ compass game went on for quite some time.

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We didn’t do as much Mandarin today as I had planned but I did put the CD on while the girls had dinner and M was absent-mindedly repeating the sounds she heard, all good!

Little things:

D whispered to me in bed this morning “Mum, when I go to bed I want you to cuddle me all night” which might have been quite sweet had it not been said in a rather threatening manner.

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