Blair Drummond Safari Park Review

I have a long history with Blair Drummond Safari Park; a family run park just outside of Stirling that boasts over 350 rare and exotic animals! Visits here were regular throughout my childhood, even after a rather unfortunate incident when a peacock stole three-year-old me’s sandwich after hopping up on the picnic bench beside me!Continue reading “Blair Drummond Safari Park Review”

Why I use anatomically correct names for ‘private parts’

I’d like to start by saying these are simply my personal choices and that you know best what works for your family. Pee pee. Flower. Little man. Minnie. Willy winkie. Fanny. Snake. Lady bits. Cookie. Sausage. Cupcake. Twinkle. Hoohah. Bits. Fireman’s hose. Coochie. Dingle dangle… The list could go on and on but when itContinue reading “Why I use anatomically correct names for ‘private parts’”

Toddler Speech

Last month, I did a poll on my Instagram stories (@montessoriplaying) and a huge percentage of followers voted that they’d like to see a blog post about developing toddler speech. In this post, I will outline some strategies I’ve used from Stella’s early weeks to current play based learning that enhances her talking skills. PleaseContinue reading “Toddler Speech”

Nappy Free by 18 Months

One of the key Montessori principles is to “follow the child” and there is no truer explanation as to why Stella potty trained early(ish). As a new born baby, Stella would often pee and occasionally poo during nappy changes. During a frustrated conversation with a relative- and former nursery head teacher- I mentioned how difficultContinue reading “Nappy Free by 18 Months”

Why I’ve switched to an Ecozoi lunchbox…

Like many of you, I grew up in the tupperware age; it was not uncommon to find a cupboard full of plastic tubs of varying sizes in my parent’s kitchen, and as my mum’s organisational skills rival Mrs Hinch herself, they were never without their correct lid either! Unfortunately- despite taking very well to parenting-Continue reading “Why I’ve switched to an Ecozoi lunchbox…”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”