Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

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...]

Best Gifts for Kids: You’re Going to Love Beados

Best Gifts for Kids: Check out Beados. A great gift for kids who love to create. Uses water to fuse, no ironing!

This post is sponsored by Moose Toys. I have a confession to make. When I was asked to review the Beados range by Moose Toys, I actually didn’t think I would like them….BUT we love them! You see I have never been a huge fan of those sets with little plastic beads that you have to iron together to … [Read more...]

25 Best Family Board Games & Card Games

25 Family Friendly Board Games and Card Games with suggestions for kids of all ages

I love adding to our board game collection each Christmas, and as our children grow the games we play change too. This list includes all of our family favourites plus those from my years as a teacher working with children of all ages. Add to that a few suggestions from some of the wonderful parents … [Read more...]

9 Fun Alphabet Songs on YouTube

9 Super Cool Alphabet Songs on Youtube

Learning to sing the alphabet is an important step in the process of learning to read and write. These cool versions of the traditional alphabet song will bring the letters of the alphabet to life for preschool, kindergarten and older children. 9 Fun Alphabet Songs to Sing with Kids The … [Read more...]