It’s not especially close by for us, but it’s worth remembering that Highbury and Islington overground station has a lift and is pushchair friendly. From there, it’s no more than a ten-minute walk to the theatre.
We saw Wow said the Owl with my fellow blogger Rachel and her little boy. They’d actually given us this lovely book a few months back and we’d read it again and again. It’s about a little owl who is curious about what happens during the daytime and so stays awake to enjoy all the colours of one day, including seeing a rainbow for the first time. Continue reading “Wow said the Owl”
Epping Forest is a real oasis of ancient woodland and parkland. It’s also huge, sprawling and broken up by bits of town, so you could explore it on several different visits and have a different experience every time.
Like lots of parents, we’ve tried to avoid refined sugar in our little boy’s diet. I realise that most other sources of sweetness (fruit juice, dried fruit, honey etc) are still forms of sugar and shouldn’t be eaten with abandon.
But, for the odd sweet treat, I’m always on the look out for recipes that use more nutritious, less blood-sugar-spiking sweeteners than the granulated kind.
This week, we tried football. It was great! We started with a general, excited run around as the toddlers arrived to find fittingly tiny footballs on the floor. Then it was time to warm up, led by the coach (whose name I missed, but was really excellent).
The toddlers were asked to sit and listen to instructions between each activity. It didn’t take too long for my toddler to get used to the new surroundings and unfamiliar activity (although there was more throwing than kicking – a goalie in the making, maybe?). She was happy running around collecting cones, practicing her knowledge of colours. Then there was the chance to learn some new words for parts of the body – ‘shin’ was a new one for her as she tried balancing her ball. Continue reading “Tiny ballers”
Discover – Stratford (it’s far more than a soft play area, but makes the list because it is also a place to go when it’s rainy outside and you’re searching for somewhere to take a toddler who can’t stay still)
And probably a few others that I’ve blotted from my memory.
Mudchute Farm is huge: a 32-acre farm in the middle of the Isle of Dogs. Once inside the farm you can really feel that you might be out in the countryside, with views over fields and trees making the occasional corporate skyscraper looming on the horizon feel like a mirage.