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Lollibop 2013 – Set To Be Better Than Ever

31 May

LOLLIBOP SET TO ROCK QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK THIS SUMMER

Today I’m here share mine and children’s excitement in becoming an official lollibop family and give you a little taster on what Lollibop has in store this year.

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LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People, is returning for 2013 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, with an incredible line-up designed to delight mini festivalgoers.

Joining some of the hottest names in kids’ entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive demos, are the Mr. Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps LIVE!

The ever-popular Mr. Men will be hosting a fun maypole activity area and favourite characters, such as Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle and Little Miss Sunshine, will be meeting and greeting fans at the Mr. Men and Little Miss reading hubs.

Shaun the Sheep will be personally on hand at the Championsheeps with sheepy shenanigans, including Shirley’s Pie-athalon, the Naughty Pig’s Sack Race and Get Fit with the Flock. Kids and parents are ‘wool-come’ to get involved!

Other big names confirmed so far, include:

– LolliBop favourites Dick and Dom return with their special mix of madcap games, songs, jokes and a foam pie or two…

– Peppa Pig will be at the festival all weekend, meeting and greeting all her little fans

– Sid Sloane and Andy Day will be hosting their very own Big Birthday Bash and everyone is invited! Expect lots of energetic songs and silliness and plenty of audience participation

– Watch and learn how to ‘Copy Poppy’ with Poppy Cat on the Lolli Live stage

– Straight from Nickelodeon to the Lolli Live Stage, The Go! Go! Go! Show are bringing brand new pop songs, catchy, easy-to-learn dance moves and loads of laughs

– Sing and dance along with the adorable Cloudbabies mini show

– Older LolliBoppers will love The Diary of a Wimpy Kid activity, which include exclusive clips of the author Jeff Kinney talking about the books and a master class showing how he draws the characters. There’s also a Wimp Wars quiz

– Experience the life-size Transformer Optimus Prime Truck, along with the Transformers Station; showcasing the new Beast Hunters toys, viewings of the cartoon series Transformers Prime and free green screen pictures

– Witness the amazing wildlife showcase with National Geographic Kids Animal Man

– Laugh along with hilarious antics from the amazing 8ft Titan the Robot

Returning LolliBoppers will also see old favourites mixed with new attractions for 2013, including:

LolliBop Live – Popular CBeebies presenter Alex Winters is comparing the live stage which plays host to some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, with live music and performances from stars of stage and screen.

Lollipalladiam – is a live theatre tent showcasing performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. This year it features Spooked, the critically acclaimed Broken Rose Performing Arts first show for children – a hilarious and spectacular blend of dance, theatre and spoken word featuring skeletons Molly, Jinny and Charlie.

Science Zone – Make a rocket, hold a dry ice cube, or get messy with gooey slime in the LolliBop lab – brimming with exploding experiments for pint sized guests to try! London’s Science Museum will also be attending with live demonstrations and interactive activities.

Run wild and have fun in the LolliSports area. With activities including retro favourites like swingball, hula-hoop and frisbee to football tournaments and sports day style races.

3ft and under is also making a comeback but this time is it within the brand new Itsy Bitsy Zone. Activities for babies and toddlers will include soft play, baby massage, storytelling, mini discos and much more

The Lolli Promenade – Situated on the River Lea! We’re very lucky to have a real river running through our new home, so why not relax and enjoy an ice lolly at the Lolli Promenade which also features beach hut crafts and bandstands.

Discovery Zone – will host a number of educational, interactive and hands on activities where kids can learn a new skill like beatboxing in one of the many workshops.

Lolli Stops – Enjoy crafts from puppet making, and customised fashion workshops, to balloon modelling, and graffiti painting, there is a something to make and do around every corner.

The Meadows – A perfect spot to chill out, enjoy your lunch and watch our special street performers.

There is also a wide selection of food and drink stalls at LolliBop. Extensive covered buggy parks, baby changing and breast-feeding areas are also available.

For more tickets and more information: http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk

MONDAY FINDS ( WEEK 5 )

17 Feb

BAD, BAD GIRL!

OK now this is Bad! I am really losing the plot this week.  As you can see it’s not Monday! Nope it’s that day called Tuesday the one after Monday. I was laying in bed thinking about stuff as i was yet again unable to get some sleep ( As you can see its close to 5.30am and that’s not because I’m just a early riser) I was working out in my head which finds i was going to add to my Monday finds blog feature today. Then i heard it on the early morning radio show. It’s Tuesday morning OMG!

Not being funny but that means that i spent the whole of MONDAY thinking it was SUNDAY. When i think about it it’s kinda crazy as no one said nothing and i remember telling my close friend on the telephone how much more I’m beginning to enjoy Sundays. I even wished her good bye saying i had to check the roast in the oven lol. My my I’m only 26 reaching 27 years old’ anyone would think i was older then 60!  Anyway now that i have finished explaining my early on set into a mad person I will get back to my Monday finds AKA Tuesday. Whats a day late? I’m just glad it wasn’t a week touch wood.

British mummy bloggers

Yet again i have found what seems to be a great ning social network. I must add it’s UK only just in case you missed the word British. The site is not a site based around ASD but it sure has a good deal of parents that discuses the subject due to there children being on the Autistic spectrum.

You can join British Mommy bloggers by visiting http://britishmummybloggers.ning.com   

Contact a family

UK based charity that are spread over most of the UK. There offering free help, advice and support for those that have children that are disabled. Contact a family are also known to to have many events and sibling groups. Find out more by visiting http://www.cafeamily.org.uk    

Autism myths. 

Worth a visit this one. Some people could find a lot of comfort within this blog as half of what people say is some what untrue. This site exposes the many myths of Autism. Visit http://autism-myths.org

Autism Hub

Am i the last to hear about this one as its a very busy list come social network. Get your URL listed in the great big long list of autism sites. You can also subscribe to the RSS as it is listed beside the site name. Handy  really not having to click o sites opening a load of windows. Take a look http://www.autism-hub.co.uk

 

MOTHER TO SHERK AND THE FACES OF AUTISM….

Best to last! but kind of a cheat ( it is two sites i chose but its by the same publisher)  http://motherofshrek.blogspot.com  and http://casdok-facesofautism.blogspot.com  Written by a single mother to a son in which has Autism and is none verbal. His names C and his 20 years old. His mother has written some fab post on Mother of shrek and her idea to create a site that displays some top art work and lovely images of lots of children each suffering from some kind of ASD. These two blogs are wonderful. Im coming back.
IF YOU FIND THESE LINKS NOT TO WORK PLEASE FIND THEM IN MY SIDEBAR LISTED UNDER MONDAY FINDS. THANKS.

Monday finds week 2

27 Jan

Wow what a week!
Found some interesting and exciting stuff that I was bursting to share with

Model me kids social skills videos…
DVD sets designed to help your child with there social skills. This has been done by modeling peer behaviour in different areas of there life. Great teaching tools for your kids.
Click the link (yellow box) in the sidebar to get yours or read some of the latest reviews on these dvds.

Ringsurf.com
Join a ring or create your own. I joined the Pdd and Aspergers ring and autism support ring:) links located in sidebar.

Aspergerhelp.net
This site has been created by a mother of a child with ASD. It’s a centre for likeminded people seeking answers,sharing knowledge and understanding and more. It deals with several disorders on the sectrum. http://aspergerhelp.net

Aspergers world
Another social network hosted by ning.com. Aimed at people with Aspergers and there families. Chat, blog, forum, profile page and more.
http://aspergersworld.ning.com

Zazzle
My star find of the week:)
Looking forward to becoming a part of it all. At Zazzle you can shop or even better design with your own artwork autism related products. Open up your own gallery and then sell them. Best of all it won’t cost you a penny’ it’s free free free:) www.zazzle.co.uk

If links on post don’t work you can find them located in my sidebar listed under Monday finds

The sparkle in his eyes

20 Jan

My little man’s face was a picture.
His big eyes were wide open.
I could see the delight in which he was living. He was in one of his favourite places’ he was on the 136 bus.

Yes that’s right my boy was enjoying a trip to the supermarket on the big bright red London bus. There is only one other place that I see that look on his face and that’s the train.
For a long time G has had a great interest with trains and buses. He loves to board the bus where he can then observe everything in great detail’ and then process it in his brain.
The doors and how they work is where his true love is. He often’ well always acts out the opening and closing motion that they make. He can do this for hours at a time. He likes to know where each and every train and bus is heading. He will then store the information and later repeat it over and over as he walks from side to side demonstrating the moving doors with his arms or even using household objects such as a pair of sunglasses or two pens.

Watch out. If you happen to be wearing a British rail uniform or any uniform that shows that you are employed by London transport. Because if you catch my son’s eye it is extremely possible that you are about to undergo a extensively long interview. This is near on impossible to avoid.

My little boys interest is nothing less or other then pure obsessive.
He can wear you down with his consistent chit chat regarding the Hayes train line or the 181 bus having just installed new green bars where these used to be yellow.
I would be lying if I said sometimes I don’t think “PLEASE GIVE IT A REST MATE” But when I see that sparkle in his eyes and that smile across his face I know in a instant this is what makes him happy. And if his happy mummys happy:)

Monday finds (week 1)

19 Jan

This is week one of my project Monday finds. All my finds are based on or around Aspergers and ASD. They are all finds I have come across though the week. ENJOY:)

Aspergers web wing
Join the aspergers web ring or any other ring that interest you. You can join in forum chats, create your own profile, submit your blog to the ring directory or create your own ring. Do all this at http://webring.com

Meetup.com
There are many meetup groups you can join. Chat online and attend meet ups in your area once a month. Visit
http://aspergers.meetup.com

Get a free DVD
The website for the treatment centre in America are offering free DVD’S just fill out a short form. Visit
http://www.autismtreatmentcentre.org

One for the UK
Read about the Dore programme and how they can help with many developmental disorders. Visit
www.dore.co.uk/dvd.aspx or www.dore.co.uk

Great read.
If you love great reads then read this!
All cats have Aspergers
It’s a playful look at Aspergers
Get it at Amazon for $9.99 visit www.amazon.com

Any problems with these links then you will be able to find them all in my sidebar:)

Melatonin in the uk

13 Jan

If your reading this and your from the USA I’m guessing Melatonin is something you may of heard about before. Melatonin is freely avaliable in health food stores across the US.
If like myself you are from the UK Melatonin maybe unknown to you. Reason being is Melatonin is infact a unlicensed medication here in the UK and is only prescribed on a special ‘named patient basis’
Melatonin is a natural substance produced in the pineal gland located
In the brain. Known as the hormone of
darkness Melatonin is effective in
People with visual impairment in
whom Melatonin prodution is disturbed.
Melatonin also helps children with
Autistic spectrum disorder like my son.
We have been advised to give my son
3mg 20min before bed. We started the treatment last night but my son still slept rather badly.
Can anybody please tell me more about the use of Melatonin and if it helped there children or not?

Sensory world

10 Jan

I have just signed up to become a member on Twitter:)
Good job as I have found some cool info and links on asperger’s. Had to share this one with you all. It’s a great find! Sensory world a place for people to come together and support one another. If you know anything about sensory sensitivity and this has become part of your life then it’s a fair guess this site will be of great interest to you. Touching on all related conditions Aspergers, autism, ADHD and many more. Sign up there is so much you can take part in by becoming a member. Let me know what you think?
http://softsensoryworld.com

Val’s kids line

7 Jan

If your child has sensory problems then take a look and read this.
As some of you already know my son suffers a great deal with sensory problems and most are to do with touch. He can become very upset if he is uncomfortable in the clothing he is wearing. Looking though the net I came across this wonderful site’ a god send to parents. Val’s kids line. This site offers clothing that are sonsory weighted. They deliver all over the world and there prices are so fair and not over priced. And best off they are having a sale! The clothing line is so well designed there were a number of items I liked and can see myself ordering. The lady who has come up with this wonderful site and service is Val Cower and she has been voted mom entreprneur of the year ( I can see why) she offers 24hr contact for parents and teachers via email and 10am-11pm by phone. You will find contact infomation on her contact page on the site. www.valskidsline.com
Don’t take my word for it visit the site now!

Sleep please sleep

5 Jan

Giovanni has never been one to sleep of a night’ but since the Christmas hoildays begain it’s got very bad.
Sleep! What’s sleep? I’m starting to forget. sleeping at gone 1 or 2am I’m used to but 5 and 6am well that’s crazy. He just won’t sleep and it’s killing me. I’m a busy mother and things just don’t sort themsleves. I’m walking around like death.
It’s 12am London time and I’m wondering what tonight will bring. There’s school tomorrow and I have this funny felling that morning brings a battle. How can one child sit in the dark and just stay awake??
I ask myself this lots maybe one day I will discover just how my little lad just keeps on going and going and going.

Children with Aspergers group

3 Jan

Just wanted to let you all know that i have created a google group (Children with Aspergers)

As this blog is aimed at parents of children with Aspergers i felt it to be a great idea to tie the two together. Everybody has shown great support in the coming together off this blog’ i have received some kind and heart felt comments, reviews and messages.

It would be great to have everybody that enjoys the blog visit and join the group. I’m sure we can all make the group a successes. If we all join together and keep talking Aspergers then we all hold the comfort that at least we are trying to get heard and educate others on the condition.

I HAVE ADDED A BOX LINK FOR THE GROUP IN MY SIDE BAR. YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE VIA THIS LINK. THANKS EVERYONE.

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