Friday, 26 September 2014

A Week Of Learning And New Experiences

  1. Maxwell's speech is coming on leaps and bounds
  2. Maxwell adores role play
  3. Maxwell is trying different foods and is enjoying them
  4. Maxwell can nearly ride a bike (with stabilizers)
  5. Maxwell loves cuddling on the sofa
Since our session with the speech therapist Maxwell's speech is coming on leaps and bounds. Maxwell is still not able to put words together however he is saying lots more words and has started to reply to us using the words No and Yes. It is great to see a improvement in Maxwell's speech however I am still left feeling frustrated that it took us this long to get the help for Maxwell which we asked for months ago.

Maxwell has been doing a lot of role play this week and loves it. We have been using lots of kitchen accessories to do the role play with and it keeps Maxwell entertained for hours. At bath time we even do role play and duck has learnt to drink our of Maxwell's bath cups. It makes me happy to know he has a lovely wooden kitchen with lot of accessories being given to him at Xmas.

This week Maxwell has tried lots of new foods. Maxwell now adores feeding himself, whatever I seem to put in front of him he likes to have a good go at eating it which is fantastic. Maxwell still enjoys eating veg, salad and fruit however I am hoping he will start eating main meals which Ben and I eat.

Maxwell had a mini evaluation this week at preschool and we found out that Maxwell can nearly ride a bike with stabilizers. Seeing as Maxwell is not even 3 yet, I am so proud of Maxwell's new development. Maxwell has a balance bike and a trike however I am hoping to get him his own bike with stabilizers soon which he can ride around on. 

Now the weather has got that little bit colder, Maxwell adores sitting on the sofa. He loves to watch his favorite TV shows, cuddle up with a snack and sit calmly down. I love that he sits so quietly and I love that he loves to snuggle. 

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

5 for under £5

It has been 2 weeks since I last did my 5 for £5 and since I shared the last lot with you I have had a few requests for children's bits. These items would be perfect for Christmas and I am in love with a few items which I have purchased. The items are suitable for a variety of ages. Enjoy!


I have always loved these number trains and Maxwell actually has one on his window ledge. I think they look lovely in childrens rooms but I also think they are great for children to play with. I love the bright colours on this one and I think it is great value for money.

I remember Maxwell using these a lot when he was smaller and now he is bigger, he uses these stacking cups in the bath. They are great to transfer water from cup to cup and of course they are brilliant to stack on top of on another. 
Maxwell was bought one of these for a recent holiday and it kept him entertained for ages. He loves spinning it around on the wooden floor and he enjoyed trying to learn the colours from the coloured ends of the toy. This would be a perfect small stocking filler. 

Personally I am a huge fan of the wooden food sets however we have recently purchased this so we can do lots of role play at home with Maxwell. I think this set is great as you are able to cut the food and I think it would be great to teach children the different types of fruit you get.

This is my favorite item featured on my 5 for under £5 this week and I have just purchased this to go in Maxwell's new playhouse. I adore wooden toys and I know that Maxwell would adore playing with this so it would be a huge hit in our household.  At a bargain price I could not resist buying it!