I love a bargain and especially when it proves its worth. Erin appears to be very bright something I had not really realised until she started school. It seems that the many hours we spent colouring, counting, reading and generally doing stuff that developed her fine motor skills whilst Erin was in spica has impacted on both her concentration and her ability. It wasn’t anything we pushed but that coupled with being involved in adult conversation (Erin is the youngest by a few years) and generally being around older people has resulted in quite an accomplished vocabulary and impressive set of skills for learning.
Therefore we have been looking at ways to encourage this learning through play at home. When I spotted the Learning Resource Post office I snapped it up and it has been well played with. This is how we are using it.
1. Counting out money
2. Practising writing skills by letter writing
3. Shown how to set out an enveloped with address
4. Discussing time, when the post office would be open, closed for lunchtime and so on.
In these photo’s Erin is wearing a Yumi jumper this is the TeaCup Sweatshirt (£16) and Yumi ‘colour block’ Skirt (£14) both from House of Fraser. House of Fraser have a great affordable range of clothing for children and Yumi alongside Pumpkin Patch are two of the brands I like to buy. The clothes are made for little girls with lots of retro images and animal themes. They fit well for example the skirt has a fully elasticated waist which means it hangs well and there are no fiddly buttons and zips for little fingers and thumbs. They are well made clothes designed for playing.
I like the colours of these two pieces and they will mix and match well with what is already in Erin’s vast wardrobe. I was gifted with £30 to spend in House of Fraser to illustrate that it is easy to put together a children’s outfit and I’m sure you will agree she looks as cute as a button!