Mother Earth and her baby, my first big needle-felted toy
- That dragons fly above the clouds to keep out of sight of humans.
- Leaves lose their green as sap dries up.
- Every combination of addition that can be done on two hands. (self-directed -discovered)
- The meaning of the Winter Solstice.
- Bats can eat 3000 bugs a night each.
- Created plays with her magnetic theatre. Performed for me and our neighbour.
- Made tissue-paper 'solstice' stars.
- Decorated her mini Solstice tree.
- Mama made felty things, including a Mother Earth (finally!)
- Composing her own songs more and more (often in the loo!).. and performing on her return.
"Mama, I've grown really fond of you"
"I love how you let me be whatever I want. I appreciate that"
The Snow Children, Sibylle Von Olfers
(so popular but I find them dull. She loved the idea of the little snow children, so I worked with that wonder)
Sun Bread, Elisa Kleven
(nothing special, but makes a good support for the tradition of making the bread and even getting outside to throw up the crumbs as offerings)
I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves
(we're getting more of the series. nice encyclopaedia-style books. yet short and very visual, aimed at 4-8 yrs)
Worst Witch audio book
(a little advanced for her age and I wasn't keen on it, but she has heard it 4 times)
The Great British Year, Spring, documentary