Persia Karema

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

So… I’ve enrolled Little Yum-Yum into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. The main reason is because he was being bullied at school. Now, don’t get me …

Jiu Jitsu

Positive Quote 17.09

<i>When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power …

Bunny Mask

<i>It’s nearly time to take off the mittens, warm up and hop into spring! And who are the best hoppers around? Rabbits! So let’s make a bunny mask!</i> …

Cute Animals

End of Academic Year Report 2017-18

How time flies. The Academic Year is almost over, and the reports are in.<p>I am pleased to say Little Yum-Yum has done well in school. He is right …

Stone Sculpture

Every Saturday on our way to Kumon and back home again, Little Yum-Yum and I pass this sculpture.<p>Not quite sure what it’s supposed to be, but it now …

Sculpture

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Weight Loss

Maximus Octavian

Another game we have started playing together is that of telling the time. The same concept as the game Shopping List, it’s great for encouraging …

Bedtime Stories

Chinese Lion Puppet

<i>ROAR! With your brand new toucanBox project we’re going to visit Asia to make a colourful Chinese Lion Puppet. Once you’ve finished your puppet, slip</i> …

Sandwiches

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

<i>In a house in the woods (who knows where?),</i> <i><br>Live Ma and Pa and Mary Bear.</i> <i><br>While their porridge cools in the morning air,</i> <i><br>They fetch some cream from the</i> …

Bears

Burlap Bunny

<i>Have you heard the news? Spring has arrived! The new flowers are beginning to bloom, the weather is warming up and the bunnies have come out to play.</i> …

Kumon

Recently, I signed Little Yum-Yum up to Kumon for extra maths and English lessons.<p>Don’t get me wrong; he’s not behind for his age, but I did this …

Jack and the Beanstalk

<i>Jack Pott and his mum</i> <i><br>had a poor life, not much fun.</i> <i><br>Food was scarce for those two</i> <i><br>and their cow called Little Moo.</i><p>A fun retelling of the story Jack and …

Racing Jellyfish

<i>Take a deep breath! We’re taking a plunge into the ocean, in the search for some incredible underwater creatures. Pop your jellyfish on a window to</i> …

Snow White

<i>Princess Snow White, skin like snow,<br>Has a stepmum, long ago.<br>Every night, this queen would call<br>To her mirror on the wall:<br>“Mirror, mirror, on the</i> …

Gone Fishing

Whilst playing in the garden, I noticed Little Yum-Yum concentrating on hard something; something I couldn’t figure out. I approached him and asked …

Little Bear’s Close Encounter

<i>Little Bear looked up at the stars. “I wish I was an astronaut”, he sighed. Little Bear dreamed of exploring the world outside the window. He liked</i> …

A Gift

During the Easter break, Little Yum-Yum and I were unwell, so we didn’t get up to much. He was unwell for a few days, whilst I was for the duration. …

Picture Holder

Yesterday, I proudly collected this picture holder Little Yum-Yum decorated in school – with red (his favourite) being the main colour, of course! It …

Painting

During the two Easter break, Little Yum-Yum and I didn’t really get up to much. The weather was terrible and we we’re both unwell.<p>After trying to …

Chocolate Haul

Little Yum-Yum received seven big Easter eggs this year (to include one won in a raffle at school). He certainly was pleased, even though he can’t …

Eggs

Happy Easter

I bought some raffle tickets for the Easter Raffle at Little Yum-Yum’s school. We won an Easter Egg! Woo hoo! However, I must say, it did make me …

Easter

Postoloster

When Little Yum-Yum showed me this drawing, I asked him to explain who or what the character was. “It’s a Postoloster!”.<p>Confused? So was I.<p>He even …

T-Rex ‘Zord’

Little Yum-Yum created this in his favourite After School Club, Natural Thinkers/Outdoor Learning. Upon collecting him from school, the teacher asked …

Outdoors

Benji’s New Friends

<i>Benji the Bear sat on the end of the bed, feeling a little bit lonely. He was new here, and he hadn’t seen anyone else in the bedroom. He watched the</i> …

Loneliness

Land of the Dinosaurs

Well, not quite, thankfully! Little Yum-Yum has a collection of dinosaurs which were purchased when we visited The Natural History Museum.<p>The …

Natural History Museum

Spring is in the Air

Ah, yes. Spring is in the air at last, and Little Yum-Yum knows it.<p><i>“Plants need sun and water to grow.”</i>, he said randomly. So grabbed his watering …

Plants

Flower Bouquet

Toucan Box theme: Flower Bouquet.<p>Who <i>doesn’t like to receive flowers? And they’re even more special when you’ve made your own bouquet. Once you have</i> …

Gardening

Sky Garden

Friday 9th March was Inset Day aka Teachers Training Day for Little Yum-Yum’s school.<p>I decided to take him to Sky Garden to see the views of …

Are You Sure?

This is the logo on Little Yum-Yum’s uniform.<p>According to him, this dragon is eating a banana. I tried to explain that it wasn’t; it’s the tongue or …