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When Little Yum-Yum showed me this drawing, I asked him to explain who or what the character was. “It’s a Postoloster!”.

Confused? So was I.

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He even asked me to help him spell and write the name.

Could someone please help me out, by telling me what exactly is a Postoloster? I’d be most grateful!


Owl Lantern

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Toucan Box theme: Owl Lantern.

Twit-twooo! If you go down to the woods tonight, you may hear a hoot or two in the trees. That would be the owls coming out to play! Your little owl is very special. Click the glow stick and drop it into your lantern, the switch all the lights off. What can you see? Owls can see in the dark. And thanks to your new lantern, now you can, too!

~ Toucan Box

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Little Yum-Yum drew some ‘feathers’ onto the owl’s body in his favourite colour – red.

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Next, he made the big eyes,

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and finally the beak.

With the lantern almost complete, there was only one thing left for him to do …

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add the glow stick and to strike a pose.

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A close up with the lights off.

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Other activities included,

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Sssh … Did You Hear That Noise? and In The Shadows,

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Spot the Difference,

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and Colour It In.

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Also, Owl By Myself,

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cute Owl Crackers and finally,

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Glow-In-The-Dark Fireflies.

T-Rex ‘Zord’

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Little Yum-Yum created this in his favourite After School Club, Natural Thinkers/Outdoor Learning. Upon collecting him from school, the teacher asked Max to tell me what it was. “It’s a T-Rex Zord“.

Made out of natural material from the playground – apart from the googly eyes – I can see it … can you?

Benji’s New Friends

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Benji the Bear sat on the end of the bed, feeling a little bit lonely. He was new here, and he hadn’t seen anyone else in the bedroom. He watched the moonbeam slip through the gap in the curtains and slide across the bed. “I wish I had someone to play with” he whispered.

My review:

This is a lovely story to share with children about friendship. In the end, Benji no longer feels lonely; in fact he looks forward to the next day which promises more fun with his new found friends. I’m thinking this is perhaps the perfect story to read to a child/children who is/are stating a new school.

Land of the Dinosaurs

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Well, not quite, thankfully! Little Yum-Yum has a collection of dinosaurs which were purchased when we visited The Natural History Museum.

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The Dinosaur Adventure Set came with 23 miniature dinosaurs and a map. However, this was not enough for Master Maximus, so he also got the big versions of

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a triceratops and

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a Tyrannosaurus Rex, his favourite.

Could you imagine these creatures still roaming the Earth?