Living Arrows – 40/52

This week has flown by – that seems to be a theme now that LP’s started school. The weeks whizz by in a blur of weekdays and weekends, school, work and time together. Life is so busy but it’s pretty perfect too. I’m really enjoying this stage of our lives.

A month ago LP hadn’t yet started school. She had no interest in letters, words or holding a pen. Up until that point we had been completely focused on learning through play and when anything to do with writing came up LP was just nonplussed. But now, three and a bit weeks on, LP is learning letters. One letter a day and with a homework sheet too. She now picks out letters in street signs, on shop signs and on car number plates. She has already learnt so much so fast.

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This time last week Little Man and I had a morning at Legoland. It was really quiet and although we only stayed three hours it was perfect for us. We went on ten rides, had a picnic lunch and wandered around looking at things. It was so good to spend time with my gorgeous boy and Legoland was a great adventure for us – he even spent the rare times that we did have to queue chatting to his shadow.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. How lovely to see your little girl embracing her learning from school! A lovely idea for practicing letter formation is to write ‘rainbow letters’ – writing over the same letter shape with a different colour each time. Can make homework a bit more pretty! (I hope you don’t mind the teacher tip!) x

  2. Aww brilliant well done little lady, that’s fantastic. It must be so lovely to spend some one-on-one time with T, so lovely to make lots of great memories with him xx

  3. So cool that LP is getting on so well and enjoying letters. I just want N to get started on them, but as of the moment I don’t think he’s done any apart from vaguely learning to write his name…I kind of feel like he’s the type of child who’s going to need a lot of practice. He’s not interested in doing it outside of school at all really, although Reading Eggs is getting a bit of attention from him.

    Love the shadow photo.

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