School of Roars

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Another day, another magazine!

This time, the theme was School of Roars.

Using dough to make the bodies, the result by Little Yum-Yum was…

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They didn’t turn out the same as the example, but he put in such a great effort. The concentration on his face was priceless.


Shine Moon Shine

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One snowy night, in a great big city, the moon falls from the sky. Can a young boy’s kindness make the moon shine again?

My review:

This book is filled with so much cuteness, I have to give the story away! The moon felt lonely in the dark all by himself, so fell from the sky and landed on top of a building. The little boy is sad the moon doesn’t want to go back into the sky, and tries to encourage him to go back.

In the end, the little boy starts to cry, then realises his tears began to freeze as it was so cold. So, he throws them into the sky to keep the moon company… also known as stars. Love this!

When a Child Knows Better Than an Adult

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So, this happened a couple of days ago…

For a couple of days en route to Max’s school, we noticed a film crew who were shooting for a new programme soon to be aired on ITV. As Max and I was walking home after school, we were a few yards behind two of the crew members – one of which decided to drop his empty wrapper on the ground. Max spotted it straight away;

Mummy, that man dropped his crisps packet.

I told him I saw, but he wasn’t letting this matter go. The two men stopped, so we eventually caught up with them. As we did, Max approached the culprit and said;

You dropped your crisps packet. You need to pick it up.

The guy told Max he was sorry, turned around and went to pick up his litter! Would Max leave? Nope. I told him we should go now, but he said;

No, I’m going to watch him to make sure he picks it up.

As the guy did as he was told, Max gave him a thumps up sign,


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and the guy gave him the thumps up too – after putting his empty wrapper in his pocket to dispose of (when he had the opportunity I’m assuming!).

I power walked to that corner, laughing to myself of course!

Maximus – 1 : Adult – 0

The Golden Book

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Recently, Max was entered into The Golden Book for good behaviour.

I had forgotten on this particular Friday (6th October) that the children have a ‘Show & Tell’ session, so had forgotten to put a small toy in his book bag for him to talk about in class. However, he instead, stood up in class and spoke about activities he and I do together.

Proud mummy moment. So much so, this certificate has been placed on the wall. (We’re running out of space, now!).

The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster

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Little Miss Muffet is bored of her own nursery rhyme, so she goes on a search of a new one to be in. But before you can say “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers”, the whole book of rhymes is thrown into chaos!

“Vivid use of colour and a witty storyline will entertain adults and children alike.” ~ The Bookseller

“…gorgeous pages filled with colour, action, incident and pattern.” ~ The Times

My review:

This book is absolutely brilliant! So many popular nursery rhymes have been thrown in, as Little Miss Muffet goes on a mission for find the right rhyme for herself. I didn’t know what to expect, but Max nor I were disappointed. Very well written. A wonderful bedtime story.

Your Majesty, Maximus!

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Another Toucan Box!

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A Royal Theme this time.

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Ready to start,

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with the with the crown first.

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And he’s off!

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Now it’s time for the jewels/gems…

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And here is the finished product. That’s one big crown!

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Next, it’s the finger puppets.

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Your Majesty, Maximus colouring away,

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with a little help from me.

The activities do not stop there!

A little history is thrown in.

Design a Castle and Royal Rumble.

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How to make your own edible dragon.

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A little humour.

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Until next time!