Weight – remain
Feeling – I’ve pretty naughty but have smashed my exercise so I’m happy with this result. Would have preferred a loss but I can this week
Harry is 6 and in year 2 and he is having a few struggles with a few subjects lately. It breaks my heart to see him struggle so I got in touch with Learning Resources to ask if they’d like to work with me and help Harry and they were happy to and were fantastic at picking out things they thought would help best. First up was teaching him the time. They suggested a couple of games but I loved the look of Tock the Learning Clock. Because not only will it help Harry but because it’s for ages 3+, Jack could join in too! And he was very happy to.
This game does so much more than we first thought. First we had to put in 2 AAA batteries and then we were good to go. All I had to do was set the time on the digital desk and it was good to go.
So first you can press a button and it will tell you the time out loud. I love this feature because we plan to start asking Harry what the time is so this can help him but hopefully it will start sinking in too.
Next feature is the question mode. You press the button and it asks you to find the time on the analogue clock. Harry loved it when he got one right
Next you can turn the hands on the clock and it will tell you the time.
Or you can press the music button first then turn the hands for an update on the time and a funny phrase and then plays a different tune. The boys loved this!
The last feature and my favourite is the ‘time to wake’. I can set a time that they’re ok to get out of bed in the morning and it will let the children know by flashing green. Jack came in this morning and said “Tock is green” he was totally lying but still, we know he gets it and we will start using it daily now. He has pride of place in their bedroom.
We all love Tock and I highly recommend if you would like to help your child learn to tell the time.
*We were sent Tock the Learning Clock for the purpose of review but all words are honest and my own.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I’d share a little gift guide of things I like or already have that I think would make perfect gifts!
I have lots of clothes from here and I love every one! Especially my new “Rocking the mama life” tee.
Again I have a few items from here. My favourite is this lovely Welly print. I chose all our names, but they have lots of options of what to put on like ‘Happy Mother’s Day’
They have some lovely items in at the moment. I particularly like the Friends clothing range. And some of the homeware items are so cute.
They have so many lovely items on here, I could happily spend a fortune.
I love getting pyjamas for any occasion and Matalan have some gorgeous ones in at the moment
* I was gifted the tee from Ada and Alfred and the print from wild about creations. All opinions are honest and my own.
Weight – 1lb gain
Feeling – I’m not surprised, I’ve eaten my feelings again because I’ve been down this week.
Harry has always been so good with food and still is to a certain extent. He usually eats breakfast, lunch and dinner but lately he’s got so fussy with his packed lunches. I’ve tried mixing them up as much as I can but he’s been coming home with it only half eaten. I’ve looked on pinterest for ideas but most of the things he doesn’t like. Its the main bit I’m struggling with the most. He doesn’t like sandwiches, just bread and butter. But I don’t want to give him that everyday (he gets bored with it) so tried crackers and cheese, breadsticks and cheese (he doesn’t like any type of dips) he doesn’t like ham/chicken etc, doesn’t like wraps so I’m really at a loss. Any ideas are very welcome.
So just in case you’re struggling with ideas, I’ve added 6 of his lunches below for you to see.
Bread roll and butter, hula hoops, blueberries, oat bar, yogurt.
Soreen loaf, crackers, raisins, nesquik bar, cucumber, yogurt.
Bread and butter, popcorn, raisins, gingerbread men, carrots, yogurt.
Crackers, cheese, grapes, yogurt, chocolate covered raisins, quavers.
Breadsticks, cheese, cucumber, crisps, rice krispies bar, yogurt.
Baguette and butter, crisps, carrot, banana, Rice Krispie bar, yogurt.
See what I mean? I’m trying but a lot of it keeps coming back so he’s starving when he gets home.