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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

Simple Reindeer Snack: Just 4 Ingredients

Simple Christmas Reindeer Snack Idea

This cute Christmas reindeer snack is simple enough for kids to make themselves. Using just 4 ingredients, it makes a super fun treat when the afternoon snack attack hits! Simple Reindeer Snack Recipe You will need: Melted white chocolate Oreo biscuit/cookies Pretzels - we used the … [Read more...]

A Festive Invitation to Play: Peppermint Christmas Playdough

Christmas peppermint playdough recipe

In this post Ali of At Home With Ali shares a fabulous scented playdough recipe and festive invitation to play. An invitation to play always delights my 4 year old kiddo. She is the one who always says “Muuummmm, I don’t know what to do.” A simple invitation to play always stops her complaints of … [Read more...]

12 Family Made Christmas Wreath Ideas

Homemade Christmas Wreath Ideas_Make a wreath as a family for a fabulous keepsake and tradition

We started the tradition of making a homemade Christmas wreath as a family three Christmases ago now - goodness, time flies! While we're working on this year's front door masterpiece I thought you might like some inspiration for creating your very own Christmas keepsake  and family tradition. 12 … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play: Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course

Don't RIng the Bells! Christmas Sensory Play for Kids

It's week two of the Christmas Sensory Play Series and I am loving the ideas of my fellow play blogger friends - Kristina of Toddler Approved, Kate of Picklebums, Meri at Meri Cherry, Ana of Babble Dabble Do and Cathy at NurtureStore. If you missed the fabulous collection of posts from week one, be … [Read more...]

Go Outside and Be

Go outside and BE: Why quiet time outside is so important to health and wellbeing

In this post Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature reminds us of the importance of regular quiet time spent outdoors - time to just be. It’s no secret that life as a parent today is busy. In most cases, it’s crazy busy. Rare are the times when we stop to allow ourselves to just BE. I for one tend … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Giving a Gift of Creativity

Time to Create: Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Some of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received from friends have been materials for activities I can do together with my girls. I love the idea of giving the gift of shared experiences...almost as much as I love giving children (and parents) the gift of creativity! A basket or box of fun art … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Stress Less About Your Christmas Shopping

7 Ways to Get Organised for Your Christmas Shopping

This post is sponsored by BIG W. Someone told me recently that the reason 2014 is disappearing so fast is because it's the Year of the Horse. I have no idea if that is the actual reason but I sure feel like this year has left me behind in a haze of too much to do! Christmas is only five weeks … [Read more...]

Create a Little Christmas Magic Just For Kids!

Elf on the Shelf Alternative Ideas for Christmas fun

In this guest post, my lovely friend Marieka shares her family's alternative to the Elf on the Shelf tradition and I love that you can adapt this idea to suit almost any set of toys that your children love. We love Christmas in our house. Christmas carols can be heard playing in our house all … [Read more...]