Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs – work together activity for children and parents.
Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window (suitable for children aged 3-5). Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!
If you've been following from the start, you'll know that my little family are regular patrons of The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich. I wrote my very first outing review for The Workshops Day Out With Thomas exhibition. Check it out here. The midyear school holidays have arrived and so has HEIST, The Workshops newest display just… Continue reading Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST
We're going to the circus! So exciting! There's so much play to do first, though. Here are some of the play-based activities we've done at home while we learn all about the circus! My kids don't know we're going to the circus. So to introduce this little theme, I pointed out a leaflet for Webers… Continue reading Circus activities for little kids!
The Middle of The Week: I made a conscious decision on Wednesday to switch off my laptop and stop journaling. I had been using my computer as a distraction for myself when Rosie was settling and I was attempting to resist those maternal instincts yelling at me to go and pick her up. I started… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part four
Tuesday “Here comes the sun” -George Harrison At seven am I woke up to the sweet sound of silence. She’d slept from nearly four to seven. She kept sleeping. And sleeping. When she woke up at eight, I could hear Rosie chortling in delight in her cot. Not screaming out or crying like she usually… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part three
Monday Night – What fresh hell is this? -Dorothy Parker Last night wasn’t fun. Actually it was an atrocity. At bedtime the nurse and I decided to bite the bullet and change to Comfort Settling, given that Hands-on settling hadn’t worked so well during the day. We suspect it didn’t work because of Rosie’s age,… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part two
Monday Nobody said it was easy. No-one ever said it would be this hard. I’m going back to the start. -Coldplay Arriving at the centre, the yellow rendered façade of the building shines like a golden beacon of hope. I realise I’ve set my expectations high, and a pang of panic hits me where it hurts… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part One.