Shape Rescue

Problem solving for little learners…

Every morning after breakfast, I set my youngest two children up with an activity. These are usually quick, no fuss set ups that are made with everyday items from around the house. Today we followed on from a previous ‘rescue the animals activity,’ with this shape based version.

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‘Free the animals’ Activity for 1+

An activity for curious tabies

Have you got a curious taby at home? It can be kind of difficult to entertain them when they are constantly getting into things, but this ‘free the animals’ activity should keep them occupied for a while! As with most of our activities, you don’t need many resources for this…

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Mog Paper Plate Craft

An idea for book week celebrations

Judith Kerr will always be my favourite author. I was devastated to learn that she had passed away earlier this year. Her work is iconic and brings back so many childhood memories for me. All three of my children have loved the Mog series, so it made sense to make Z a Mog mask for Book Week a few years ago…

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Coral Reef Process Art Activity

An activity for mini artists

When Z was very small, we used to do huge messy art projects together and they were awesome! Here she is at 18 months, getting fully stuck into some process art with bubble wrap and non-toxic acrylic paints. Going back through the old photographs has made me realise that I really need to get stuck into more adventurous art projects with E who is 16 months…

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Sensory Play: How to deal with the Mess!

5 tips to help make the clean-up easier.

I genuinely believe that young explorers need to go through the messy stage of experimentation before being capable of playing in a ‘tidy’ manner. Here’s a few pointers to get you started if your little one is brand new to sensory play…

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Post-It Pull

A simple ideas for curious minds…

Mr 15 months is in full on curious mode. At the moment, toys don’t really engage him that well but everyday items sure do! I’m constantly having to be quick on my feet to engage him, otherwise he’d forever be scaling furniture or emptying the Tupperware cupboard.

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