Our long school holidays have started and we are all feeling relaxed and calm. Not only has school finished but we also have a long break from extracurricular activities and speech pathology!!
I've started paying a little more attention to our home spaces. Along with rotating materials to create our Writing Station, we have also rotated the materials on the boys' shelves. Caspar (9yrs) is having trouble with fractions so I have reintroduced some fractions materials (he has also been using the fractions circle).
We have lots of materials for the light table (our Magnetic Tiles are c/o Child.com.au), We have our model planets out, the boys are trying to memorise them in order, some blocks and the Make 'N' Break game.
It's lovely to have a little greenhouse for Otis to look after. He tends to it once or twice a day. This one has LED lights so it doesn't need such a sunny spot. It also has a drip tray which helps with regulating water. We often overwater then don't water ours enough - but that is part of the learning process!
Otis has also been loving this tray with a set of scales and a few loose materials. This is an example of where simple is best. I've thought about putting this on a large sensory tray but while he is enjoying it, I'll leave it as it is.
For anyone looking for children's furniture, Otis is still loving his Ikea Flisat table and it's been perfect, it still looks like new.