Frida says (21 months) 

Twenty-one months today. I feel like we are speeding towards two! She is talking more and more like a child and less like a toddler now, with longer and more complex sentences and confidence to use more challenging words in context like pandemonium and magnificent. We cling on to her sweet mispronounciations, aware that they…

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Introducing knobbed cylinders

For Christmas, my mum bought Frida a set of mini knobbed cylinders. I’m not sure exactly which ones they are as I didn’t choose them, but this set looks the same. Knobbed cylinders are a traditional Montessori material, used to develop a child’s sensory awareness as well as problem solving skills and fine motor skills.…

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Practical life: baking chocolate and banana cake 

Frida and I did some baking this morning. I’ve got yet another virus, and so wanted to do something which would allow us to stay indoors and keep Frida engaged (and, um, satisfy my craving for something with chocolate).  Frida was involved in every step of the baking process, and it made me realise how…

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