Spring is seen as a time of new life with both plants and animals being born. It has been lovely to see the newborn lambs in the neighbouring fields and watch the flowers bloom. One sign of new life I haven’t seen this year is frogspawn. I am very envious of fellow childminders that have a pond who are enjoying seeing their frogspawn hatch. It’s such a short period and a shame to miss it. My son loves spotting frogs in books and saying “ribbit-ribbit”!

I have fond memories of our lessons around the pond at my primary school, it was such a lovely, fun and interesting way to learn about lifecycles.

I have some lovely resources detailing the lifecycle of a frog that the children enjoy all year round but nothing beats experiencing and learning something firsthand.