This week we had snow! Unfortunately Blake isn't keen on it, so it means no making snowmen for us. Blake has only experienced snow a few times now and each time he has been very upset. 

Thursday morning it started snowing and by lunch time it was coming down a lot more so school rang us to let us know that they were shutting early. He was eager to get home in the warm by the time we was almost home he  was in floods of tears.

Once he was in the warm and changed out of his uniform he was fine and loved watching the snow come down. 


What a confusing time it is right now, especially for children. Monday lots of children went back to school for one day to be told that we are back into yet another lockdown. Only children of key workers or who are vulnerable are allowed to go in. Luckily for us specialist schools are allowed to stay open too. Blake's school did close for two days to prepare and that was enough to completely confuse Blake. 

It's especially important for children like Blake who need that routine. Children with additional needs may require 24 hour care and can't simply be left alone to watch TV, as even slight things can cause a meltdown. Even a simple change of routine can cause Blake to have an outburst where he kicks, screams, pinches  scratches and headbutts. 


Back into another lockdown and like last March schools are closed. We are lucky though as Blake attends a specialist school which is able to stay open. I thought I'd help those of you with kids at home by compling a list of some products that you can order off Amazon to keep the kids busy. Even better is that the majority of these help with learning.

Orchard Toys
Orchard toys have so many fun games that help with learning these are some of our favorites but there are tons more so definitely look them up.