Parenting · Quiet Play

Five Minutes’ Peace

With nap time a thing of the past I don’t get the chance to just sit in silence for any period of time these days. I spend my entire day talking, sometimes holding a few conversations at once, and sometimes even with the same child. Who knew that children could talk quite so much? And… Continue reading Five Minutes’ Peace

Books · Craft · Messy play · Outdoor Play · Sensory Play · Small World Play

“Under the Sea”-Themed Activities

A few weeks ago we did some “Under the Sea”-themed activities. Here is an overview of what we got up to! Tropical Fish Decorating – using a range of household items Painting Shells Making Jellyfish Making an Aquarium Sensory Play and Storytelling Fishing Game with Counting and Sorting Seaside Sensory/Small World Play Discovery Bottle – I have… Continue reading “Under the Sea”-Themed Activities

Child-led Play · Outdoor Play · Story Play

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

As part of our bear-themed week, we deemed an actual bear hunt a necessary activity! We are very lucky where we live as we have an amazing bear sculpture in the woods near our house, so this is quite easy for us to do, and, in fact, we go to see the bears often. However, I… Continue reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Foodie Friday

Bear Cakes (sort of)

While A was at preschool this morning I wanted to do something special with E. He plays so well by himself when A isn’t there, probably because he doesn’t get everything that he picks up instantly taken off him; he appreciates the time he is alone so much that I don’t like to disturb (and when… Continue reading Bear Cakes (sort of)

Outdoor Play · Parenting

Back on the Big Swing!

This is A’s nervous face. She hates this swing, especially at this height, but she didn’t want to look like a wimp in front of her little brother, who was having a wonderful time! We have spent a great deal of time at the park this week in order to make the most of the beautiful weather! Now… Continue reading Back on the Big Swing!

Outdoor Play

We Flew a Kite!

My lovely mother-in-law bought A and E a kite to play with while we were on holiday a few weeks ago. Flying a kite is something they had never done before and they were very excited! Having never actually flown a kite before myself either, I think I was as keen to use it as them, and what… Continue reading We Flew a Kite!