Month: February 2016

Pipe Cleaner Learning for Pre-Schoolers

Last week I stumbled upon the idea of using pipe cleaners for a variety of pre-school learning activities totally by accident, and then I was so pleased with how it worked out that I thought I’d best share! Little Man and I are currently having fun learning about shapes, so …

Word of the Week 26/2/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Easy Easter Crafts

With the children back at school after half term, I realise that Easter is fast on its way, as it falls quite early this year. It only seems timely then that I share with you a few ideas of Easter activities for kids… Make an Easter Chick card Ah, this …

A Star Wars World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we are taking part in a Star Wars blog tour with Egmont. Egmont have just released new titles, brilliantly timed for World Book Day and all so very tempting and thrilling for my son. There are the new Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space titles, …

Papery Peep February 2016

For today’s Papery Peep I thought I’d share with you my Open University study box, as it’s a pretty important bundle of paper in my life at the moment. I study out of a box, on our battered old kitchen table. I find that keeping everything that I need in …

A Nature Walk, Thanks To My Polar Loop 2

Earlier today I wrote about a lovely nature walk, thanks to my Polar Loop 2, and promised you the chance to win one. Well, here it is, you lucky people! I’m delighted to be able to offer one of my readers the chance to win a Polar Loop 2 and …

A Lovely Little Nature Walk

I shared a few weeks ago that the Husband and I now have a Polar Loop 2 each. That post details all of its features and what I like about it, so do pop over there for more information on it. At this stage, I am pleased to report that I …

8 Things That I Won’t Miss About Playgroups

With my Little Man now at nursery for two days a week, we are no longer playgroup attendees. On our free days we tend to go for soft play, trips to the park and seeing friends and family instead. Playgroups are now a thing of the past. I’ve been on …

Top 5 Nickelodeon Shows

We do like our films and TV here, and though the kids watch the very rare ‘adult’ programme (Ninja Warrior is a huge hit with them!) generally they will only watch children’s channels. So today I’d like to introduce you to some of our favourite shows as I share our …

Win ‘The Children’s Garden’

We’ve recently been sent a copy of The Children’s Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow by Matthew Appleby. It is packed full of fun ideas and projects for getting the kids involved outside, and even inside during the colder months with gardening-inspired activities. A garden can be a …

Word of the Week 19/2/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Numberbundle Review & Giveaway

Today I’d like to introduce you to Numberbundle. Numberbundles are mathematical activity boxes supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for children aged 3-7. They give you a comprehensive toolkit that includes the materials and discussion points you need to introduce and expand on the major themes from …

A Squash and A Squeeze Small World Play

A Squash and A Squeeze, by Julia Donaldson, is a firm favourite book here. The story is brilliant, the repetition makes it enjoyable to read and very memorable, and the illustrations by Axel scheffler are fabulous. I thought it’d be fun to bring the tale to life for the children …

Siblings February 2016

We’re into February now, though I have to say that time seems to be taking an age at the moment. I think it’s because I’m so keen to see the spring and summer! My two little siblings are as close as ever, with Boo now aged 6 years and 4 …

Our Perfect Holiday

When I started to ponder what would make our perfect holiday, the answer fell into two distinct camps for me – before children and after children! Before the kids came along, the Husband and I went on a variety of holidays, each one special. There were the beach holidays, perfect …

Word of the Week 12/2/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

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