Books from Day One

the importance of reading from birth.


“When I say to a parent, “read to a child”, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.” 

Mem Fox, Reading Magic
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We built a zoo…

out of recycling!

Inspiration often strikes when we have a billion tonnes of recycling to use up! After so many trips to IKEA recently, we have a serious surplus of cardboard. Whilst we always recycle, it seemed like a shame for these huge canvases to be immediately consigned to the yellow bin.

With another baby on the way, I’m not as up for massive messy projects (literally really, since I can no longer hoist myself off of the floor!) so we made use of the dining room table to make ourselves a zoo. This project was inspired byDiscovery Table Week 8: Zoo! Continue reading We built a zoo…

Five Food-Based Small Worlds to Try…

Kitchen staples make awesome sensory bases!

Now that Zoey is 18 months old, we have introduced her to the wonderful world of small world play. Every week, we change up our theme – a lot of the time, our world’s involve food so here’s a run down of our favourites. If you’re at all unsure, please check out our separate post on small world FAQs.

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