This weekend, Stu and I went away for our 7 year wedding anniversary, so we only really had Sunday afternoon to spend quality with the kids (mum guilt alert!). The weather over the weekend had been abysmal, which was fine for us as we spent most of our time relaxing in an 18th Century Spa … Continue reading Autumn Adventures – A wet woodland walk and conker collecting.
Ah Spring! The most welcome time of year, after a long, dark and cold winter, there's no better feeling than the onset of Spring. The days get longer, outdoors suddenly becomes colourful again, spring flowers begin to emerge, the weather becomes milder and most people, myself included begin to feel happier, more positive. It's fantastic! … Continue reading 7 Fantastic Ideas for Getting Outdoors in Spring
My girls, age 5 & 2, had until this Winter, never played in the snow. The last decent snowfall we had, here in the Midlands, was in January 2013, when Banana was around 9 months old. We took her out to touch it and look at her world turned white, but she obviously doesn't remember. … Continue reading Playing in a Winter Wonderland.
Children love art, they love getting creative. They also love nature and exploring. A fantastic beach activity that we added to our summer bucket list combines these two childhood passions. First, we decided that we would collect some lovely smooth beach pebbles. This is good for developing scientific vocabulary in young children in terms of … Continue reading Make Beach Art – Tick!
A fantastic, sensory activity for the first hot day of the summer is to set up a garden toy / car wash. It's a great win/win activity because it keeps kids occupied for the afternoon, cools them down on a hot day and cleans any build up on your garden toys ready for playing with … Continue reading Car washing Role Play- Tick!