• toddler speech delay
    Books,  Guest Posts,  Parenting

    Five Favourite Books For Encouraging Speech In Toddlers

    Here on Rock Paper Spirit, we love to welcome contributions from other writers and bloggers. Today we welcome blogger Kim Hogg for this special guest appearance, where she will be sharing which books are her favourites for encouraging speech in toddlers. My eldest son is 3 and while he is now seen to speak, it hasn’t always been this way. He was over 18 months old before he finally said “mum”, and he was nearly 3 before we could start to have a vaguely sensible conversation with him. I have spent a lot of time working on his speech at home, and have found a variety of activities that work…

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    Lifestyle,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Selfie With A Giraffe

    Welcome back to my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. I’ve fallen a little behind, but instead of trying to do the posts that I’ve missed, I’m writing the post that I was meant to write today anyway, which is S, and I’ll catch up later when I have time. So, today is S for Selfie With A Giraffe, which is one of the items close to the top of my wish list. If you’d like to read the rest of my posts, you can catch up by clicking on my index post, which is right here. I’ve always been a short person. I’m 4ft 10 (and a half) and…

  • Formula 1,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z of Blogging Challenge: R is for Raikkonen

    This is another backdated post because I fell a little bit behind over the Easter holiday weekend. What can I say? It’s just more fun to sunbathe and eat chocolate than it is to work! However, I’m back to working hard on this blog and others and back to writing my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. Today is R for Raikkonen and if you’re at all interested in motor sport, you’ll know that name. It’s about Kimi Raikkonen, my current favourite driver. I have a kind of complicated admiration for Kimi Raikkonen. I’ve been a fan of his since he joined Formula 1 and imagine how delighted I was…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Writing

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: Q is for Queen of Stars and Smoke

    Unfortunately, I’m too late to wish my readers a happy Easter. Although it’s the post meant for Good Friday, I’m writing this a little bit late and backdating it. Today is Q and that’s a letter that could potentially be quite difficult but this was one of the first that I managed to allocate a subject to. Q is for Queen of Stars and Smoke. If that sounds bizarre and you don’t have a clue what it is, then you’re not alone. I don’t know either. So, how can I make this a topic for my wish list? Read on to find out. A few months ago, I did one…

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    Personal,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: P is for Prosperity

    You know how you look at a word for too long and it just doesn’t look like it should even be a word any more? As luck would have it, the word I have chosen for today’s topic is prosperity and I am now questioning whether this is a real word or if I’ve made it up. Yes, I’m that tired. So, for the purposes of my A to Z Blogging Challenge, P is for Prosperity, which is something that is definitely at the top of my wish list. How can it not be? Doesn’t everyone want to prosper? Prosperity means different things to different people but I’m not going to…