We got to the allotment by 11. Although the girls struggled to help, they had brought pens, paper, books etc and entertained themselves well. They really enjoyed the planting bits, especially Maddy who is really good at spacing out onions nad potatoes just right. She also enjoyed some dot-to-dot stuff.
Amelie and Max did a bit of Butterfly work at her request (and the below justifies having had Draw Write Now on hand for him!) She has also spent the day filling squares with Hama, she seems to love that! (good, good…)
They seemed to have a nice time doing it and i’m pledging to do more about butterflies at Ammi’s level this week.
Having got back i took her out to get rabbit food and other bits (including another butterfly she fell in love with, a net ornament thingy) so she and i got time together – she is lovely.
When i got back Fran made this train cake – she had seen it on Big Cook, Little Cook today and was desperate to do it, so Max took her to get the ingredients and she did it all on her own. Was very proud of her and she was delighted.
She also did her box of normals today and spent ages producing Hama Coaster patterns for me and reading the Oxford Reading Tree readers. Ammi spent ages with these too, Maddy read Mr Men books. Ammi is convinced she can read, Maddy is picking lots of words out of our Pocohontas book unprompted “Captain John Smith” specifically.
Feel like we gave them a good day today, lots of 1-2-1 time, lots of stuff they asked for, lots of fresh air. And i got my walk (7.5 miles this week) and Max got his bike ride.