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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Lagoona Blue sings 3 x table


Lagoona Blue sings 3 x table song (my daughters voice.) My daughter hates maths and finds it hard, so I tried to make it fun by getting her to sing her 3 times table bit by bit. I wonder if she listened to this at night on her MP3 player if she would remember it?


Costume designed and made by me, Sharon J. Bainbridge.

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Spongebob turns purple

Spongebob turns purple. Look what Mummy (Mom) got for Christmas from her darling daughter. Yes it is a handmade OOAK Purple Spongebob and "NO" I am not sharing it with her father. After all I am her biggest fan and just love all her drawings and art and craft stuff. I proudly stuck Spongebob onto the lounge wall, just glanced over and it had fallen down between the radiator. Well I guess that is sponges for you. Take a look at her video on how to make Spongebob out of a washing up sponge or two. How she just cuts the shapes out with no template is beyond me!


Spongebob video 1 of 5

                                                        
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Google Homeschool Learn and Earn

Google Homeschool is in my opinion the only hope children and struggling single mothers have of a better and brighter future. I have received two cheques from Google for my blog and videos so I know it works. My daughter has recently created her own blog, which she wants to earn money from using Google adverts on her videos and blogs, monitored by Mummy of course. She also wants to sell her original children's stories and songs. Imagine a child friendly video chart, which is just about the voice and song and a shop which actually allows you to earn money instead of ripping you off when you sell old and new items. I believe in Google as they have been the only positive thing on the Internet for me!


Out of work teachers could really benefit from this website by creating tutorial videos and get paid from adverts.

Some children find school stressful because there are teachers that are under great pressure to pass school checks by Councils and Governments. Sadly this is transferred to children that struggle in school and things need to change. Bullying in schools needs to be taken seriously as it can affect a child's mental health very badly. My daughter was picked on for being small in height compared to children her age. Her asthma cough was made fun of so much so that she went off to cry in the toilets, and these children were meant to be her friends! But worst of all she has been made to feel worthless and stupid by two teachers because they were under pressure. This is what maths did to my little girl in school. Here is her original maths rap and how it made her feel. The teacher made her say her times tables out loud in class, knowing full well she could not do it, the children all made fun of her. One day she will tell her story and grown ups will listen!


This is Homeschool maths! No bullying and making fun of her!



I have just sent Google a letter so I really hope that they will give my Homeschool Learn and Earn ideas a go. Google can make our world better, I truly believe that because with them freedom of speech exists, and they know how to share by giving Mothers like me an opportunity to earn from home so I can one day earn enough to be with my child. Because guess what? My daughter wants Mummy at home!



My daughter is amazing when it comes to creating art and craft videos. I can see a bright career for her and other children, because every child deserves a chance to shine! Why should children that have parents that struggle on a low income be punished by not showing what they do best?


Children that are good at Maths could share their videos, history, science etc. My daughter got her very first art order when her Dad's brother saw her video. How cute!


Why not give children a chance to sell their songs and ebooks. It is a great way to teach them how to manage money and save up for the things they really want in life without going into the red.


I have been bullied to the extreme for Homeschooling my little girl. Some mothers have been mean and evil, not giving a second thought to my little girl and what she wants. When I worked in the school canteen she would ask me "Mummy I wish you could teach me!" I know I am not a teacher but tell me what is worse a child that suffers from bad anxiety because of bullying or a child that learns what she needs to know to get a job. I know if we can build a team of Homeschoolers that work together we can help build a better future for our children. Here are some characters she drew to help me learn Welsh. I turned this idea into a competition, sadly the people in power so far have not been very forthcoming when it comes to helping Mothers earn from home so they can be with their children.


Since homeschooling my daughters reading has improved immensely. She used to hate to read out loud in class, and who can blame her! Not something any child should be forced to do.


I do not blame schools because I have talked to many teachers who now hate teaching because of the school checks and how it forces them to try and get all children to learn at the same level.
One teacher told me "I'm stressed out," that was when I approached him about taking the pressure off my child. But I want to thank the teachers that understood my daughter and allowed her to shine. Her headmaster was amazing and I was so proud when he asked her to join the choir. This is my daughter singing for the first time in school because her then teacher understood what she was good at and promoted it:


I was scared of homeschooling because I did not feel qualified. But at the end of the day we as parents homeschool all the time. Noticed how much homework they get and who is there to help them? "Us parents, that's who!"

Well Happy New Year everyone and lets share our experiences and try and make our children's future better and brighter than our own! Give children a voice to speak out with the Homeschool child council. And remember there are many dyslexic people in the world that have been successful. I left school with not one qualifications because I was off a lot with asthma and suffered dyslexia, but that did not stop me getting a good job. I taught myself to type and made it all the way to Managing Directors PA for an architectural firm in London. And I have had three mortgages through sheer hard work! One teacher told me that I am the most intelligent women she knows because I see things for what they are and how we can change it! Google can make it happen, you just have to believe!

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Friday, 28 December 2012

Free Christmas toy stocking pattern & sack

Free Christmas toy stocking pattern and sack. Ideal for toys like Sylvanian families, Tatty teddies, Monster High, Bratz and Barbie dolls.


Just click on the pattern below with the right side of the mouse and select "Save image as" to your hard-drive. Print on A4 paper. If you want to use the "S" on the small Christmas stocking as a template, get some grease proof paper from the kitchen, trace round it. Pin it to the toy stocking once you have cut it out and sew round using running stitch. See video below re embroidery techniques.

Basic embroidery lesson from another You Tube user.


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Penguin cup draw and paint

Hand-painted penguin cup. First my little girl drew the design with permanent pens. Then I painted over it. She could have painted it herself, but was busy painting Santa's cup. I just love this cute design and feel grateful that she gave me this cup for Christmas. Happy Mummy!


My daughter was given this lovely painting kit for Christmas. We tried to create some cups a few years ago using permanent markers, but they do not give the same effect. You get a lot of paint so it is a shame to waste it! Why don't you go and buy some plain cups and create some original designs too. Kids just love this stuff, especially if it means they get time with Mummy doing something fun.



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Vegetable Pirate Postcards

Vegetable Pirate Postcards created by Little Snowflake (Snowdrop.) I just adore these characters my daughter drew to promote school dinners.


I love these Vegetable Pirates so much I even tried to create them out of plastic.


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Santa's Christmas cup from Snowdrop

Santa's Christmas cup from Snowdrop. My little girl has painted a special cup for Santa when he visits on Christmas eve. So cute. The penguin I got to keep and I just adore it!


So if you get a painting kit this Christmas don't throw the paints away, buy some plain cups and be creative like my little girl!

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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Make Christmas thank you cards Postcards

Make Christmas Thank you cards postcards with your children to say thank you for their
Xmas presents!


Snow girl postcard. 


My daughters drawings, which I turned into postcard designs. So proud of her!


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