Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why I let The Child play with her food

Spooning rice porridge from one bowl to another (Within reason, mind. She’s been told this can only happen at home.) I don’t want to stifle The Child’s capacity for asking herself questions (eg. What happens if I do this?) and actually trying to answer those questions with ‘experiments’. Having had a fussy eating childhood myself, […]

Playing independently… will it ever happen?

As a pregnant mother of a toddler, it would help me so much if The Child would play independently. We rush around enough as it is, her social calendar is pretty full. I’ve taken her lead when watching her play at friends’ homes, and have bought toys she seems to enjoy (mostly second hand, I’m […]

Bathtime for toys

Suggest that some of your child’s favourite plastic toys could do with a bath. (This also works as an inducement to head home when you want to but your toddler doesn’t.) Use a sink, bowl, whatever works for your domestic setup. The Child stood on a stool in our ensuite. She also had a plastic […]