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12 Days of Christmas Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

12 Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple to make or set up sensory play ideas are my go-to activity on days when we are home and my preschooler is looking for stimulation. From babyhood young children learn through their senses and sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers are believed to help form and strengthen neural … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

Pop Up Christmas Tree Cards

Fun Christmas Projects for Kids: Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

Christmas is by far my favourite holiday on the calendar and it seems that Immy is inheriting my passion for all things festive and Christmas! If it was up to her I am sure that our tree would be up in September (after all, isn't that about when it hits the shops!) and we'd be singing carols well … [Read more...]

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers for kids of all ages

We give books as gifts to our girls every Christmas and birthday, and this year I have also been looking for gifts that further encourage the development of all areas of literacy - reading, writing, speaking and listening. When you go looking there are lots of fun games and resources that engage … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Snowflakes

Cool Ideas for Kids: Name Snowflakes

When I first had the crazy idea to make Name Snowflakes, I honestly wasn't sure how it would go but Immy and I actually found it very addictive! Once both of our names were done, she insisted we work on making a collection for her school friends too!   I just love how individual they … [Read more...]

Christmas Scratch Art & DIY Scratch Art Sheet Experiments

Kids Art Ideas: Christmas scratch art and experimenting with DIY scratch art sheets

Immy and I have had fun making our own scratch art sheets with oil pastels many times, however in the past we have stuck with the more traditional black scratching surface over a coloured background. When we decided to create some Christmas art using the scratch art technique we started out the same … [Read more...]

Recipes Kids Can Cook: Garlic & Herb Baked Chicken

Meals Kids Can Cook: Garlic and Herb Baked Chicken Recipe

My kids love to help cook. Of course, they like making cakes and treats but they are also really interested in helping to prepare family meals. This Garlic & Herb Baked Chicken recipe is simple enough for older children to make pretty much independently but it is also a fun one to involve … [Read more...]

20+ Awesome DIY Advent Calendars + Advent Filler Ideas

20+ awesome DIY advent calendars plus bonus Advent activity ideas

My girls love the excitement of counting down to Christmas and each year we choose a different way to share the advent tradition and while we are still deciding which approach we will take this year, I have collected together some great DIY advent calendar ideas shared by my favourite play bloggers … [Read more...]