Thursday 8 April 2010

April meme: All About Springtime

My big girl E has been tagged in a Springtime Meme by A Mother's Ramblings who was tagged by the founder Ready for Ten. All the meme's are being McLinky'd on that site.

Here is the raison d'etre of the meme as written by Ready for Ten:

We've spent a lot of time exploring the mummy blogosphere and one of the things we like most is the way parent bloggers work together on memes. We think it's a great way to include people and show other bloggers some love, and of course, the content can be rather sweet. 
This month, we'd like to interview kids on the subject of spring. While Ready for Ten is primarily targeted at parents of 6-9 year olds, there are no age guidelines on the meme -- all parents are invited to interview kids of any age. This is a fun (we hope!) activity about community and inclusion, and we want everyone to feel welcome.
We've come up with six questions that we hope will be interesting to kids and excite them about how the world changes in spring, and the things they can do outside. Here they are, but feel free to use these as a starting point and get as creative as you like with your interviews:
1. How does the world change in the spring?
2. Lots of babies are born in the spring. Where do you think baby animals are born?
3. What did mummy do before you were born?
4. Spring is a good time to play outside. If you and mummy could spend a whole day playing outside, doing anything you want, what would it be?
5. Did you know we moved the clocks forward onto British Summer Time? Why do you think we do this?
6. How long is it until summer?

I asked my 6 year old daughter E these questions this afternoon and this is what she came up with:

1) Flowers are growing – its getting warmer

2) a safe, warm place (copied from Beginners Cat book!)

3) went to school, liked to eat food

4) riding my bike in the park & having a picnic

5) y e s – no idea – coz its summer time

6) 10 weeks (after a lot of thinking!)

I will see what my 3 year old says tomorrow but in the meantime over to:

Onion son of @Muppetelle

Al son of VickyMcD

Expecting a triple whammy from Paula

And the little Sardines in the Sardine Tin

And the reluctant interviewees at Gappy Tales


  1. Glad that you went to school lol!

  2. Thanks for much for taking part in the meme -- your daughter's answers are too cute. You went to school and liked to eat food, huh? Astonishing! :-)

    I think the funniest bit of these is children's views on mum's life pre-them. One little boy simple said mum was pregnant with him! So sweet.

    If there is something you would like to see us cover on Ready for Ten, please let us know with a comment or a note via the feedback link. We're keen to deliver the content parents want, so if there's something we can do for you, tell us!

    thanks so much,


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