We’ve had visitors 🙂
Joanna has been over with her two, which was delightful. Didn’t get enough time to talk to Joanna, mainly because i had also invited the Beans to gatecrash but all the kids had a lovely time – and so did we. Great fun. Look on the Beans site for photos 🙂 Sorry about all the dotting about i did 🙂 Was great to get the MuddlePuddle Triplets together; for 3 babes born 2 weeks apart, they are so different. Never fails to amaze me.
This morning was simple and harmonious again; Fran is still absorbed by the rod book and has now also moved on to looking at the volume, area and perimeter one. She only did this while the visitors were here so i haven’t really explored it with her to any extent, but she seemed to be enjoying it.
It was only as i was talking to my visitors that it struck me how odd it is that Fran has never done any playing with these at all; none of that make pictures/patterns/ imaginative play stuff that they go on about. it is only since she has had some concrete idea of how maths works on paper that she has taken an interest and now she is fascinated. She is using them constanrtly, really enjoying the alphabet book, keen to use them to do sums, make pictures, and build and compare. But that is my girl – completely backwards and baffling in every way 🙂
Maddy and i did maths as well, at her request. She has got the hang nicely now of using the rods to do addition and subtraction and is very fluent and able. Love watching her, but i may have mentioned that 😉
And there were other sundry things that happened too.
19000 words now – read some of it to Fran today. She was reasonably polite about it 😉