Friday, 28 February 2014

Lego Mania at Milestones Museum

Yesterday we went back to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke with some of out home educating friends to see the  Lego Mania Lost World Zoo exhibition.

Hannah had a lovely time with her friend 'S' from The Gallivanters, probably the most fun she has ever had at Milestones - it's amazing the difference it makes having a friend to see it all with!

The lego creatures were really good, and each one had a big information sheet alongside it. There was a lego spotters trail to complete, and the children all made their own lego mini figures to take home as well.

(Please excuse the picture quality, the displays were all very brightly lit)

Once we were all legoed out we went around again exploring the historical aspects of the museum. Hannah learned about life from the 1930's through to 1980's - all set out in real life scenes.

Gypsy Bender Shelter

On The Vintage Leyland Bus

"Tickets Please"

The girls checked out the 1940's air raid shelter

And found a way to entertain themselves while imaginary bombs fell!

Inside the car showroom

Hard at work selling cars!

On to the toy shop.

A spot of dressing up!

1940's home

1930's home

Hannah like this one a lot as it was set in the era of her American Girl doll Kit Kitteridge.

Railway worker refueling the train with coal from his cart.

Railway station taxi service.

 Lastly, we were able to purchase old pennies to spend on a wartime ration of sweets in the old confectioners. It was 70 pence for an old penny and that bought a 1/4 ounce of sweets. That would have been a weeks ration in 1944.

The lady serving Hannah her sweets wearing period clothing.
Milestones is a lovely museum, definitely worth a visit or two! More information can be found on the  website here Milestones .

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Catching Up

Ooops, I've missed a whole week of blogging so I thought I'd better do a bit of catching up!
This week we have :

Been to Staunton Farm to see the new butterfly house and visit the newborn lambs,

We've played lots of games of memory match - Hannah is getting very good at remembering where the pairs are. The game is called Children Of The World and each pair has a boy and a girl in traditional dress for their country, the name of the country and language and 'Hello' printed in their language. It really is a nice game.

 I also showed Hannah how to play Solitaire with the British Wildlife playing card set she was given for Christmas. She picked it up really quickly!

Hannah has been practising her writing this week with her new fountain pen. We bought a cursive writing book for her to use as she really wanted to learn properly.

And there have been a few outdoor play sessions as well! The first in Chichester where we met up with some really nice home edding families, some we already knew and others we met for the first time. Everyone was lovely and Hannah had a fantastic time, and made some new friends.

The second was at our regular Wednesday Inside Outside group where Hannah and her friends ran races, played on the zip wire and made nests in the sand to rest in, funny girls!

And that was our week!!