Dancing provides…refinement of motor skills and exploration of body control and most importantly freedom of expression and fun. … More Toddler dancing to Beyonce videos
This was our first holiday as a family that involved a plane. We wanted something different and given all the terror activities at the time, somewhere that was away from the hot spots. We did much research before going to Iceland on how easy it is with a baby, our daughter was 13months at the … More Exploration and travel – Iceland with a baby.
When is the right time to teach your child about animal behaviour? … More Animal communication for 2year olds.
It can be so confusing trying to decipher all the advice available surrounding equines training and management. … More -R vs +R… wading through the conflict of advice and evidence.
Alternative advent calendar for toddlers and children. You can put whatever you want inside that takes the interest of your child, this year ours is horses (they didn’t quite fit but it makes learning patience even more challenging) the toys are recycled from my childhood and one from my grandparents that was made in the … More Alternative Advent calendars
Rolling is predominantly a sign of a happy and healthy horse as an unhappy horse is unlikely to roll (see further down for exceptions). It can serve various purposes; grooming and external parasite control: a good rub relieves all those itches in hard to reach places and is the natural way they would try to … More Horse behaviour – rolling
Every night since she was at least 10months old I have said the same thing to our daughter… ‘You are smart, you are kind, you are important’ I may have borrowed it from the amazing film ‘The Help’ which was about black rights in America but I found the words very inspiring and applicable… we … More ‘You are smart, you are kind, you are important’
I love this museum, the building in its self is worth a visit for its sheer intricacy and beauty. That said, we will not be going back with a toddler. The queue on a saturday was 40minutes, in the drissling rain with a toddler that did not want to sit in the buggy under the … More Exploration – Natural History Museum, London.
If you have read my baby record entry on sleep you will know that my daughter co-slept with me for about 14 months. It was her decision to sleep in her own bed when it finally happens (although I asked I never insisted) and she still tries to get in with me half way through … More Our sleep training journey
Sleep – 0-21months Only about 15 minutes after being born she was snuggled into my arm and asleep. I did not want to put her down, the sheer joy and amazement of staring at this tiny creature you have created and been waiting to see for 40 weeks meant I spent most of the first … More Baby Development record – entry 2 (Sleep) (Retrospective)