One of my six-year-old boys - " I received money from the tooth fairy!" He then proudly showed me the makeshift cardboard money box he had made to collect said money, clearly in anticipation of future deposits. "How much did she leave you?" I said just as excitedly but mostly out of curiosity. I'd totally… Continue reading WHAT IS YOUR TOOTH FAIRY GOING RATE?
Hot housing definition "educate or teach (a child) to a high level at an earlier age than is usual." Hot housing - hot topic, be it about the inequality gap or whether toddlers should be learning Mandarin. But what I do know is that parental ambition, wanting the best for your child is not a… Continue reading HOT HOUSING DOESN’T STOP AT TODDLERS
One for her, one for him. Dolls' Suitcase Bonpoint, Tractor Suitcase Sass & Belle
Sophie la Girafe was born in 1961 and is still an all time favorite. Made from 100% natural rubber she is perfect for chewing and has a whistle to make baby smile. sophielagirafe.co.uk Steiff's grizzly bear is a beautiful keepsake with moveable parts and a growler, a sweet representation of the Grizzly from North… Continue reading BABY’S BEGINNINGS
When I was about eight or nine, I spent my summers playing on my bike, roaming freely outdoors with my childhood friends, playing imaginary games, rolling down hills, horse riding, examining bugs and looking after frogspawn. I thought the summer would never end and every day I left home in the morning for my friends'… Continue reading WILL YOU BE AN ADVENTURER IN THE GREAT BIG WORLD?
These delightful gems barely need any introduction for the tinnies aged up to five-ish. They are tried and tested tales of adventure, friendship, imagination and battle of the wits with exquisite illustrations, which at this age, is the main appeal of books. Get them hooked now. In keeping with developing a love of… Continue reading FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE CLASSIC BEAUTIES
Hey there dear readers, so the news is I am sending out a newsletter ha ha! For those who don't know, The Goat in the Boat was set up with a mission to nurture children's love of learning. With an international focus and British, French and American influences, we focus on children's health, happiness, development… Continue reading MY FIRST NEWSLETTER