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10 Fun games to play in the rain

There’s nothing I love more than getting my children outside – even when it’s raining. In fact, we particularly like going out when it’s raining, because the garden transforms into a whole new wet and wonderful world to play games like…   1. Jumping in puddles   It’s a classic. Just don some welly boots…
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September 24, 2018

Child playing with toy Airplane

Eight Physical Activities for Energetic Toddlers

Active games for energetic toddlers Toddlers are positively buzzing with energy most of the time! Here are some simple activities to help burn off some of that energy, and also help develop those all-important gross motor skills. Many of these ideas can be done outdoors or indoors – but don’t be afraid to don a…
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June 28, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

How to save money on Toys by building your own

Play on a budget: Classic toys you can make yourself Making your own toys can save you money and really encourages your child’s creativity!  Depending on the age of your child, you can get them involved in the making process too. They could even invent their own toys! Here are a few examples of classic…
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June 26, 2018

How Reading can teach empathy to children

Develop your Child’s Literacy Skills with these Play Ideas

Eleven play ideas to practise literacy skills Phonics   Go on an alphabet hunt A bit like I-spy – ask your child to find objects beginning with certain sounds.  This is a great game for playing when you are out and about! You could go to the woods and ‘collect’ as many words as you…
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May 10, 2018

Fun and Creative Easter Activities to Try Out!

Talking about the Easter celebration provides a great opportunity to explore different religions and traditions with your child, helping to raise their awareness of and empathy towards others.  It also lets them know that Easter isn’t just about chocolate eggs!    Hopefully, the spring sunshine will make an appearance so you can get outside and…
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March 27, 2018 Tags:, , , , ,