Little Snowflake comes up with the most amazing little character ideas. There she was sitting in the kitchen blowing up balloons. I was just washing up and then suddenly she said “Mummy what do you think of this?” There before my eyes I saw two balloons stuck to each other. One little and one big! It looked like a balloon bomb.
Saturday morning I was playing around with one of my little girl’s Bratz Dolls. I had read Monica’s write-up about Tanith Carey’s book “Where has my little girl gone?” And I felt a sense of relief that a Mother had published such a powerful message to give hope for change for our little girls future. The Bratz doll was mentioned and I felt it was time to change this doll into a Butterfly.
Music and actively playing an instrument helps a young child develop an assortment of skills. A simple activity of an infant banging on a sauce pan with a spoon is potentially developing rhythmic skills. The rhythms create an awareness of sequences. Creating a repeated sequence of noises adds logic to the whole process not to mention the hand eye co-ordination and large motor skill development.
This photograph of Cleo De Nile, who is one of the Monster High Dolls, is wearing my very own Cleopatra costume, which I made for my daughter’s friends’ birthday. I asked her Mother this week what she would like and she gave me the Monster High dolly.
Commuters on the Waterloo to Chessington South line were left bemused this Wednesday 21 March 2012, first day of Spring, by the appearance of four larger-than-life travel companions in their train carriage.