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Baby Play

Simple baby play ideas.

Books from Day One

‘When I say to a parent, “read to a child”, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.’   Mem Fox, Reading Magic

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10 Days of Baby Play

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Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

Sian is a trained teacher mama to three awesome children and wife to Greg. As a family of expats, they travel the world every couple of years for new adventures. Right now, they live in Vienna, Austria.

One thing Sian is super passionate about? Helping mums worldwide navigate the early years of parenthood.

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Toddler Play

Playful toddler ideas.

Cheerio Push

I’ve been working with Mr 15 months on his fine motor skills for a few months now and as he masters each activity, i’m always looking for new ways to challenge him at an appropriate level. Read on to find Read more…

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Preschool Play

Preparing for School.

Nativity Themed DIY Advent Calendar

If I am completely honest here, this was something that I was going to make FOR the children rather than WITH them. I started making it whilst the youngest two were playing yesterday afternoon but I was long before Miss Read more…

Christmas Tree ABC: A letter recognition activity for pre-schoolers

As i’m increasingly fond of saying, in the very early years I think that learning the alphabet should be about familiarisation, rather than drill style repetition. Z has now done countless alphabet recognition activities in various guises – it’s a slower approach for sure but it also doesn’t feel like a chore to her either.

Festive Play Dough

I just love Christmas! In Vienna, the famous Christmas markets have just started so it’s really hard not to get into the spirit of things. Whilst we have held off on decorating the house, preparing for festive activities has been in full swing. This play dough box is the perfect activity for little ones to try.

Christmas Spice Mix

There’s nothing like the magic of Christmas, especially through the eyes of a child. One of the ways we’ve been preparing ourselves for the season is by making a spice mix to use in both cooking and play dough recipes. Read more…