This is a photo of S climbing down the stairs in WH Smith this weekend.

Turns out she’s really into steps at the moment! This week we’ve been all about the steps. She wants to climb the stairs at home at every available opportunity, and has almost mastered the art of walking up with just a hand on the wall for support!
This morning we went to town… Every time we go to town, she wants to go into WH Smith; we rush to the back of the shop to go up the escalator, walk straight across the floor and come back down the stairs. She’s not so great with coming down the steps, but she gives it a good shot.
Today I had to go across town to Tesco, so she walked along with me. Our library used to be a train station, and has a large, fancy entrance. There’s a large portico on a platform with wide steps running along the entire front. There are hand rails at various intervals along the steps. S spotted them, and immediately wanted to have a go.
So off we went, up the four small, perfectly S-sized steps. Shouting “Step!” with each step. When we got to the top, we turned around and used what we discovered is a perfectly S-sized hand rail to get back down. We did this twice, before realising there were more steps in the library! So we went into the library and up the stairs to the gallery. Realising we’d run out of steps, we came back out and did a few more rounds of the small steps outside.
It took us a long time to actually make it to Tesco this morning, but it was so great to see S getting so good at steps. I think our trips into town are going to be extra-long for a little while, as we find more and more steps to climb!
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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


Jo Laybourn · 22/01/2014 at 14:32

Bless her. She looks so pleased with herself too! #SSAmazingAchievements

Cascia Talbert · 22/01/2014 at 17:56

She is adorable!

Mummy of Two · 22/01/2014 at 20:00

It's great fun when they discover steps isn't it!!

SarahMummy · 23/01/2014 at 06:09

That's lovely. It's brilliant how much joy little ones take in learning new things. If you've got the time, it's great to be able to go at her pace and allow her to experience these things.

Aedín Collins · 23/01/2014 at 13:05

Thats lovely. She'll be mad for climbing all kinds of steps and stairs now! #ssmazingachievements

Kate Fever · 23/01/2014 at 19:20

She looks so proud of herself! I love how excited little ones can get over such small things. Stopping by from #SSAmazingAchievements

Mary @over40andamumtoone · 23/01/2014 at 21:57

Getting the hang of steps is a wonderful stage – well done! #SSAA

amummys view · 24/01/2014 at 21:30

awww bless her well done little one! My eldest took ages to master steps she's doing well x

Laura Mummy to Boyz · 25/01/2014 at 00:34

Showing her independance :-) love the new blog look #SSAmazingAchievements

Jeannette Cripps · 25/01/2014 at 11:34

Aww fantastic, she looks so pleased with herself :) #SSAmazingAchievements <br />

Jane Roberts · 28/01/2014 at 09:24

It sounds like you are having lots of step fun. I hope you are enjoying this activity as much as she is. Your library sounds amazing. <br /><br />Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)<br />x

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