Poppies

The small one has found this little animation “Poppies” on iPlayer, and seems to love it watching it on repeat. Poppies looks at war as experienced by the animal inhabitants of a WW1 battlefield, and seems to speak a little to the small one about (some of) the horror of World War 1.

Maybe I should write a list of reasons why I love cBeebies?

If I did, this would be on the list.

What Would Flop Do?

Have you ever watched Bing on Cbeebies, and been amazed at how Flop hasn’t gone mad?

Do you ever need to stop, and think What Would Flop Do?

Perhaps this board will help you remember what saint Flop would do in any particular situation?

(This has been uploaded to Redbubble – check it out for other “What Would Flop Do?” bits and pieces! )

What My Fridge Says

#MySundayPhoto – Peace On The Water

The hunt for Geocaches the other day, led us to The Goat Walk in Topsham, Devon; where the stillness of the Exe Estuary, led the Small One to want to encourage me to throw pebbles into the still water.

I naturally obliged.

The two of us hanging out there, was one of those times where you are mentally dragged away from the pressures of work, that to do list of things of things to do at home disappears, and the existence of anything that drags you away from the moment is forgotten.

It’s arguably a little bit of heaven.

Thanks to the small one, wanting to make ripples in the stillness.

Photalife

Andy and the Odd Socks – ‘UNIQUE’

I was tempted to call this post “Ear Worm of The Week: Andy and the Odd Socks – ‘UNIQUE'”. But figured it would be a little long. (Yes – it is Andy from CBeebies)

Anyway… I didn’t want to like this as much as I did. Before the song ended I caught myself with a silly smile over my face.

Figured I would share it here, in case it gives you a similar smile.

Are you Will Ferrell The Smartphone-Addicted Dad?

Love this from Common Sense Media’s #DeviceFreeDinner campaign.

Even though I’m probably a little more like this…

 

We’re not bad at having a device free dinner… but its not like we have a teenager… Could I actually be Will Ferrell?

While I’m not sure how well it works for families with little little ones, if you have concerns, or just want to find out abit more about the affect of using Digital technology on family life, I recommend giving Mark Ellis’ Digitox a read.

Digitox is split into two sections; The first is looking at why taking a break from digital can be good for you. The second looks at what happened when Mark decided it was time for his family to take a one day break from digital living – every week.

Lesson 1. Plan what you’re going to do with your time in advance.

Grab it here from Amazon. 

(Affiliate links above)

I originally posted this over at Digital Caffeine.

What My Fridge Says

#MySundayPhoto – The Crawl To Work

Question.
Is this a photo of a beautiful sunrise, or is it a comment on congestion into Exeter during rush hour?

Or is it both?

Either way, if any public transport providers would like to use this in their advertising, please feel free to drop me a line on Twitter.

 

Photalife