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Film – ‘Food Matters’…

We just watched this film last night about food and nutrition and I really wanted to share it with people. A truly remarkable film and a big eye-opener. I’ve seen a few films along these lines now but this certainly introduced more detail and over a wider range of subjects.

James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, Directed and Produced the film, along with Enzo Tedeschi.

* I could only find the version of this with Spanish subtitles!

One of the most interesting parts of the film for me was the use of mega-doses of vitamins to cure diseases. The main example was using huge doses of Vitamin C to treat cancer, along with many other more common diseases, such as cold and flu. The film went into a lot of detail on the myth of vitamin supplements causing illness, which was totally rebuffed as a concept. Very very useful information there and i’ll be doing more research into this, as I had been told that supplements cause cancer! How wrong I was!

Lots of nutrition information and health tips. I’ve read a fair bit about this subject but there was lots in there which was new to me and which has certainly inspired me to look again at previously held views.

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Monster drawings…

Another fun activity with the boys. Jamie got really into the drawing which he doesn’t normally go for. Really like his style and he had a go at it. His scribble ones were drawn using 3 pens held in the same hand. I’m sure he’s never seen us doing this so quite an original approach!

I also had a go and love the simplicity of the style. Jac was also having a go but generally scribbling.

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Foaming monsters…

Continuing the activity fun times, today was the foaming monsters! The image below gives the instructions but it’s based on white vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda reacting to form bubbles.

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The boys chose food colouring and we sat back and watched the result! It took a couple of minutes and I did have to add another bit of vinegar and bicarb, but the results were pretty exciting!

Some nice patterns when the two mixtures had come together and the boys had fun using their spoons to mix the two together.

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Coloured ice boats…

Ice boats – they lasted two minutes in the bath but well worth it!

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Crayon melting art…

Crayon melting art…

Really nice effect and lots of scope for altering the design as you go, making some strands longer than others + varying colour patterns.

http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/2011/08/you-knew-i-was-going-to-make-one.html

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Jamie and letters…

Claire has had a great idea of using pegs and cards to match up letters and words to try and teach the boys more about reading.

We had 10 minutes earlier where I encouraged the boys to try out the peg word game. They both joined in and we managed to go through various words and letters, talk about how each sounds, how the name of each can be different to the sound they make and what other words are within the larger words.

The main one was LEGO where you can make LEG, EGO and GO, just by using the letters in the same order.

The other morning, I came downstairs and the first thing Jamie said to me was…

J: ‘Rabbits and¬†Giraffes can’t climb trees bur rabbits can dig holes and giraffes can get leaves with their long necks.

¬†Me: ‘How did you learn that then?’

J: ‘Because i’m good!’

He’s a cute kid and it’s amazing seeing him developing in so many ways. Jac is also developing but sometimes it’s easy to not see this as much as Jamie, because Jamie is always breaking new ground. The thing is, Jac is also breaking new ground every day as everything he is doing is original and unique.

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