I am delighted to be sharing with you an introduction to Nurturestore’s new book Super Sensory Invitations to Play. I have known Cathy pretty much since I started blogging and she is a fabulous educator, creative mama and also a real inspiration. We are sharing with you today just one of the 52 activities in the book – DIY Puffy Paint
There’s no denying that over the long summer holidays children lose the momentum they’ve had for learning over the previous year at school. Key concepts might be forgotten and they could simply get out of the habit of applying their brain on a regular basis. It is beneficial to your children to keep their brains active over the summer holidays, especially if they are returning to exams, a particularly challenging year or even starting a new school.
Do you have adventurous kids? I do, in fact they are far braver than me. Nothing seems to scare my lads and there is nothing they enjoy more than an outdoor adventure. But the trick to getting your kids outdoors is to turn outdoor activities into outdoor adventures!
Some days it is either too hot for outdoor activities or just plain raining and you just don’t fancy playing out in the rain. So here are some fab, fun and screen free indoor activities to keep the kids occupied.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet one in six kids in the UK do not eat breakfast. I have two very different kids in this house, Maxi will not leave the house without breakfast and Mini would skip it given the chance. So we jumped at the chance to become representatives for Weetabix and help promote their Weetabuddies campaign and have a go at creating our own Weetabuddy. Weetabix have created the ‘Weetabuddies’ to encourage families to get creative at breakfast whilst having a healthy start to the day. So what is a Weetabuddy? They are a range of characters to make breakfast a little more fun! You can meet all more »
We have all been there. The screams and tears over hair washing and that was just me not the boys! Well I am here to let you know that it gets better and now at eight and nine my boys can wash their hair on their own and we no longer have any issues so here is what worked with us to make washing kids hair much easier. 15 Tips for making toddler hair washing less stressful
I love the school holidays. I love spending time with my little darlings (are you getting the sarcasm here?), no really I do love spending time with Mini and Maxi, they are actually becoming great company and are fun to be with and I miss them once school starts again. So I try to make sure I spend quality time with them once the school term starts. Do not overschedule kids
Learning through play, is there any other way when children are small? For me the answer would be a resounding no. My boys love to play and whats more I love to play with them. Throughout their lives I have been keen to encourage independent play. Here they are counting their pennies in their jar. I didn’t ask them to do this, but they both love money and they love counting. So we talked about how many pence in a pound, the different shapes and sizes on money and also the fact that the queen was on all coins. We then used the coins like tiddliwinks. For me this was a more »