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Friday, 25 March 2005


Having only had one day off, there's not been a great deal to report.

We made the most of yesterday, though, with a trip into town to buy Beth's birthday present from the children, and during lunch, Christopher was excited to tell us that his second tooth had come out (having swallowed the first in his sleep a month or so back!)

That's the first time I've seen a milk tooth since I was young, and I'm amazed at how small they are! Oh, and in case of any concern, the tooth fairy popped by last time, too...

We're enjoying home educating Christopher, mixing informal learning (he likes to think through practical problems on his own, and can read quite a few straightforward words, given a little time to work them out) with more book-based stuff.

There is a fantastic collection free primary learning resources on the Exeter University website, and we're printing out bits and pieces for Christopher to sit down and go through with us. It's actually quite good fun, too.

Links of the day: ("Playing With Words" special...)

  • www.wordcount.org : an interactive guide to the 86,800(!) most popular words in the English language. I was rather surprised to see "milkshake" towards the bottom of the list.
  • web.okaygo.co.uk/apps/letters/flashcom : an interactive collection of movable letters - kind of like wrestling on the front of a fridge.
  • amaztype.tha.jp : Type a word, and this website will display it, formed from books available from Amazon, containing that word. Where did they get the idea for this?
(thanks to Tracy for this collection!)

Game of the day:

Cheery Song of the day:

  • www.7secondsoflove.com/winners : perhaps, considering it's Good Friday, this song could be saved until tomorrow, but since it's such a cheerful tune...

Posted by james at March 25, 2005 12:25 PM

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