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Monthly play roundup: August

We’ve just come through the last month of winter. We had a really wet August with long stretches of rainy days and just a sliver of sunshine peeking through here and there. We rounded off the season with a rather nasty bug and I got very croaky right at the end. But I think we can finally expect to see more sunshiny days from hereon. So here’s a quick recap of what we got up to last month…
‘F’ for Fish
Some favourite books we were reading this month were somehow related to fish and ocean creatures. Particular this and this. We practiced writing the letter ‘F’ for fish, made some fishy themed fruit snacks for morning tea, played a fishing game, and made our own magnetic fishing game.
Number Sentences
We had a go at forming some basic number sentences. We used our hands and fingers as a starting point to practice adding and subtracting small numbers. From there, we made some paper hands with foldable fingers and cut out numbers to form more number sentences of our own.
The Big Bad Wolf
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A best friend for life

So this weekend, after weeks of pestering from Nathan, I finally gave in. We moved Grace’s bed into her big brother’s room for a sleepover.Just for one night, I said.Erm… how about two nights?Hmmmm…PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE…Ooookay… Two nights. Just for this weekend. YEEEEEEAAAH!!!!!!Apart from some extra pillow talk time in the dark, they woke each other up at the crack of dawn for more talking and play time. Normally they wake each other up pretty early on most days anyway, but this weekend they got started at an even more ungodly hour.It was the highlight of the weekend for them.By Sunday evening it was back to the usual set up as we got everything ready for school and our regular weekday routine the next day. They bid a woeful farewell to one another.I miss kor-kor so, soooo much… Grace lamented as I tucked her into her own bed that night.Even though her big brother was right next door.Talk about drama.They’re now four years into this relationship.Set to be each other’s oldest and best fr…

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