Beautiful Books: Picture books about Frida Kahlo

It feels like I can’t turn anywhere without seeing Frida Kahlo merchandise at the moment, due to the current exhibition at the V&A museum in London (which Frida and I will definitely visit together soon). We didn’t name our daughter Frida specifically because of Frida Kahlo, but the link obviously didn’t pass us by either.…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our tea time rhythm + favourite books

Last week I posted about our morning time rhythm, so I’m following up this week by talking about tea time! What is “tea time”?  Tea time is simply how I refer to us sharing some beautiful books together each afternoon after a snack and some tea. It’s a welcome period of rest and connection at…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our morning time rhythm + favourite resources

“Morning time” is one of the topics I get the most questions and requests for more information about, so I thought I would give you a deeper look into our morning time rhythm and our favourite resources. What is “morning time”? Morning time refers to a period of time we spend reading books and exploring…

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Exploring Nature With Children: Butterflies

This week is butterfly week in Exploring Nature With Children, the wonderful nature curriculum we are using. We have been looking out for any butterflies we spot in our garden or out on our walks, as well as observing our own butterflies who recently hatched from their cozy pupas. Waiting for them to emerge has…

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Exploring Nature With Children: Ants and other insects

As I’ve spoken about before, we are following the brilliant Exploring Nature With Children curriculum for our nature study. This weekend was designated “ant week”, and I thought we would take the week to read and talk about insects in general alongside ants specifically (avoiding caterpillars and butterflies – last week and next week respectively – and…

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Beautiful Books: Gerda Muller

At the moment Frida can’t get enough of Gerda Muller’s books. I’m not surprised – Muller’s books are amazing. They all have a strong focus on the seasons and the natural world, featuring ponds, woods, gardens, farms, and balconies full of plants. They reflect a slower pace of childhood where children spend their holidays helping…

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Exploring Nature With Children: Caterpillars

For the last week and a half we have been studying caterpillars. We are following the brilliant Exploring Nature With Children curriculum for our nature study, and this fortnight is designated for caterpillar study. After some deliberation I decided we would do as the curriculum suggests and order some caterpillars to “grow our own” butterflies, as observing…

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