Mum's Net


Friday, 23 March 2012

it's all in the detail

'My necklace jumper' - it's how my daughter describes her favourite sweater (above).

I bought it a couple months ago from River Island and she has worn it regularly ever since. She wears it with jeans or skirts,  it goes together with just about everything, including her ballet outfit.

I love it myself it combines everything I like about children's fashion: simple design, gentle colour and beautiful detail.

River Island is not my usual choice for children's clothes (I discovered their kid's collection quite recently), but they are definitely worth checking out if, like me, you are bored with Next.    


Monday, 12 March 2012

Charley Harper Memory Game

My charity shop find of the month! A Charley Harper Memory Game for three pounds (I would pay more trust me). It's so beautiful and it puts huge smile on my face every single time I see it. It contains 36 pairs, which are far to many for Odessa's age group, but it doesn't matter - you can just chose few elements to play with your toddler and with time increase the number. I also play the memory game in other ways with my daughter: I put all the pieces showing the pictures and tell her to find the pair, and while she is looking and comparing I ask her lots of questions about the similarities and differences between them (and try to improve her vocabulary).  

 Charley Harper is (or rather was, as he sadly passed away) an  American artist fascinated with nature, particularly birds. His work is very simple and original I particularly like the way he is using colours. There are a few lovely children's products with his illustrations on the market available on Amazon.