Tags: bath crayons, bathtime phonics, bathtime stories, Bedtime routine, food painting, Phonics
Now that we have two boys, bedtime has become slightly more complicated.
Husband is often at work in the evening and I am yet to nail a calm and controlled bedtime operation – if there is such a thing. I have taken to pouring a glass of wine a little earlier than I used to.
So, I put it out to Twitter yesterday – does anyone read their children stories whilst they’re in the bath to speed things up?
At the moment tea is at 5.30pm and with the snails pace that our four year old eats and faffs around at, we’re never upstairs until 6.30pm. With bedtime at 7pm, the bath and story routine is a little squeezed. Yes I need to figure out how to get four year old to eat more than a mouthful every 10 minutes - I’m trying (see food painting), but the bath and book combo could be my secret weapon.
The general consensus on Twitter was that it’s a genius idea, so I will be giving it a go – anyone else tried and succeeded?
The other thing we’ve tried is bath time phonics with bath crayons – works well and four year old has started writing his own words for me to spell - admittedly they are concoctions such as ‘hmp’, ‘wilp and ‘goft’ but we’ll get there.
All bedtime routine tips most welcomely received especially if accompanied by red wine recommendations.
Tags: Desi Doll, My First Phonics Sound Puzzle, Phonics
We have been putting this Phonics Sound Puzzle by desi doll to the test – and with Bear starting school this September we’ve been keen to get him started with learning his letters.
I was skeptical about this I’ll be honest. Bear is a typical boy and gets bored quickly of a lot of educational toys but he spends lots of time with this, usually over breakfast at the table.
What amazed us was that after three or four goes he was able to find each of the letters when we called them out – we’re pretty sure it’s by association of the image under each letter. His eyes head straight to the area on the board when the letter we chooses is and it seems like he’s memorising where each one is, which is great.
Now, when he arrives at pre-school and he puts his counter next to his name, he spells it out, surname and all – and with a surname like Warrilow that’s not bad going for a three year old!
The My First Phonics Sound Puzzle is available from desi doll for £19.00.
We were lucky enough to review this item to review. I stick to the bloggers with integrity code to only post honest and open reviews.