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Baby Play

Simple baby play ideas.

Craft Stick Pull

Tabies (not quite a baby, not quite a toddler) are full of curiosity so when I knew we had a holiday coming up, I was admittedly a little concerned as to how we’d keep my 14 months occupied… Going on Read more…

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Baby Wipe Sensory Board

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely gone through countless baby wipe packs already. Start saving them up, so you can use them for this ‘baby peekaboo’ activity. Baby wipe lids Cardboard (we used one side of a box) Glue Read more…

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Sensory Board for Babies

If you don’t use baby wipes, this sensory board is a great alternative to the ‘lift the flap’ DIYs I’ve shared here before. Read on to find out how you can make one…

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Baby Play on Holiday

What to take, what to borrow and what to reuse whilst on holiday with your littlest travel companion. Read on to find out more and no, it doesn’t involve taking a suitcase full of toys with you! What to take: Read more…

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Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

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Toddler Play

Playful toddler ideas.

Preschool Play on Holiday

As a family we regularly travel. Overtime, I have learnt what works really well on holiday and what can be left at home. The short story is: you don’t need to pack bags and bags of toys!

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Raspberry ‘Paint’

I’m always on the hunt for taste safe paint option, especially when it comes to Mr E (16 months) so when we had a punnet of sour raspberries on our hands, we decided to utilise them for painting…

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Ice Painting

Painting ice cubes is one of our favourite summertime activities. Whilst i’d usually use non-toxic washable paints with my eldest two, I opt to use simple food colouring with my youngest (16 months)⁣

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Preschool Play

Preparing for School.

Simple Sensory Play for Preschoolers: Afternoon Tea

This sophisticated sensory play activity is just perfect for preschoolers. It has all of the benefits of sensory play whilst also immersing your little one in the world of dramatic play.

All you need for this activity are everyday items from around the house – happy playing!

A Tree for all Seasons

I created this felt seasonal tree with the help of my eldest so that he could better understand the passing of the seasons. At the time, we were living in Australia where everything felt a little ‘topsy-turvey.’ Read on for some crafty inspiration…

‘Fireworks’ Pre-Writing Tray

With Christmas over so quickly and a long winter ahead, we’re increasingly using our DIY lightbox for activities. Read on to find out how to create this ‘fireworks’ tray at home. You will need: IKEA Flisat table with ‘trosfast’ trays Read more…