Thursday, 12 January 2012

All a glow

Isabel likes babies. Give her a selection of dolls and she'll always choose the one that looks like a baby by preference but otherwise anything will do including wooden bricks. She talks to them. She cuddles them. She sticks them up her top to have some milk. She slings them (with help) and walks up and down going 'shhhhhh, shhhhhh' in a way that I don't think I've ever done with her. She feeds the yogurt and takes nappies off (with a dialogue about poo and clean nappies to go with it). And she's ever so slightly possessive should anyone else want to have a cuddle (to the point where everyone thought she was in pain this afternoon when another child took her baby off her).

She does other stuff too (jumping mostly) but babies is where it's at.

We've been having lots of fun with glow sticks. Isaac loves them - he loved the one with a hook on the end best as it could then be a crane and all sorts of other things even after the glow had faded but any will do. We've had some lovely fun baths by the light of glow sticks and a candle and there have been various experiments along the way.

We have a set of 5 stacking cups that have been bath toys for as long as I can remember. They're different colours and have holes in and so were great for putting a glow stick in and seeing the light come out of them. Isaac noticed that some of the cups were less opaque than others and started sorting them from light to dark. It was the perfect science experiment all done from his own curiosity and not because I'd decided to do something "educational". Tonight he started using connectors to build shapes, we were a bit lacking in options as to how they could be connected but he improvised and held bits if needed. He decided he was going to 'do blood' and had a blue stick and red stick - all very good and feeling like he's a genius, go Isaac! Oh yes and yellow. You have yellow blood right? Ah well it's about the process isn't it....

Isabel did 'draw-ring' on my head with one end of one of the sticks and lots of waving them around just in case you wondered.


  1. Wow never thought of using glow sticks in the bath! Great idea, and fab photos.

  2. I have an obsession with glow stick activities but always forget to buy them, must stock up!