This Week…

This week…

This week we took a trip away; just me and the kids. It was my first time road tripping with the kids. Six hours north through Sydney and we were up the coast visiting my aunt, my sisters and my beautiful little niece. The kids travelled beautifully.

As soon as you walk through the front door of my aunt’s place it’s as though you’ve travelled back in time to the 1950s. Lace covered floral couches, collections of spoons and plates adorn the walls and red velvet bedspreads folded neatly at the bottoms of our beds. It’s fantastic.

And she is the most magnificent old-school host. Little chocolates on our pillows, a bottle of water on the bedside table, folded paisley towels on a rocking chair with a tiny individual soap. Gosh I love her.

Here’s a few things we got up to this week…

Irresistibly soft grass - we don't have grass like this in Canberra.
Irresistibly soft grass – we don’t have grass like this in Canberra.
Cloud watching
Cloud watching
Catching raindrops
Catching raindrops
Enjoying a morning at the park
Enjoying a morning at the park

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A little dancing man
A little dancing man
She's such a confident little girl - walking along the train overpass
She’s such a confident little girl – walking along the train overpass
Two little monkeys at the museum
Two little monkeys at the museum

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Watercolour painting
Watercolour painting
Jack a little less amused that Sarah had painted his back
Jack a little less amused that Sarah had painted his back
Jack explaining how to use the brushes delicately so as to get a nice smooth line with the watercolours
Jack explaining how to use the brushes delicately so as to get a nice smooth line with the watercolours
Good thing for painty clothes
Good thing for painty clothes
Helping in the kitchen garden - picking beans
Helping in the kitchen garden – picking beans
A visit to the reptile zoo
A visit to the reptile zoo
If he has a drawing books and pencils he's happy - Weekend lunch at a lovely outdoor cafe
If he has a drawing books and pencils he’s happy – Weekend lunch at a lovely outdoor cafe

I hope you’ve all had a good week. I’m really looking forward to starting our new series on Tuesday April 1. Have you all been making a list of the toys your children play with and how they choose to play? I have been and it’s been an interesting experience; there are definitely things I can be doing to deepen their play even further.

Until I see you on Tuesday evening, have a lovely rest of your weekend. For me, I’ve got some pears to can and some spinach to plant….although it has just started raining so a cup of tea and a nice book instead then.

6 Replies to “This Week…”

  1. What a fun post! I love your pictures and your ideas. What a beautiful life you have!

  2. This week has started off well for us. Our Spielgsben set arrived. I think we will keep it to open in the school holidays though. Can’t wait!

  3. what a pics….wowww…it feels like a actual moments

  4. Hey Kate, I think your little monkeys are adorable! All the activities they these children are very inspiring and I cant wait to be able to try this way of learning/living with my own children!

    I was wondering what camera you are using?
    The photos of your children are very beautiful, very clear and crisp and shows those wonderful little moments wonderfully!

  5. I love the Reggio way. I’m sometimes not sure how to implement it in my class as I was taught old school. (yuck) I always knew there was a better way for children to learn. I was thrilled when I learned of Reggio and try to do it but sometimes I drift back to what is “comfortable” knowing it is not the best and wonder why I’m frustrated. Thanks for this site to get me back on track and keep me tuned in.

    1. I slip back into old ways too sometimes because they are comfortable so I completely understand what you are saying. Have you seen my Reggio-inspired books list? There are some really inspiring books on there that I highly recommend. I am constantly referring to them for guidance. http://www.aneverydaystory.com/beginners-guide-to-reggio-emilia/reggio-books/

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