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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…


Have you possibly guessed that Autumn is my favourite season? I’ve published a lot of ideas on the website recently for some fun Autumnal themed play so I thought i’d collate everything together in one handy place to make it a little easier. The ideas featured here are mainly targeted at children aged between 2-4. Please click the links in the headings to access each activity in full.


This ‘A for Apple’ activity is great as a way to distinguish capital letters from lowercase. We are currently working through our phonics sounds, roughly using the UK Government’s Letters and Sounds programme. I used this simple sound stamp as Read more…


Did you know that there are 9 pre-writing shapes that your child should master before they attempt to write letters? It’s all too tempted to run before walking, but it’s essential that these skills are mastered first. I did a Read more…


The funny thing is, if I make a small world for Z these days, she straight up wont play with it. However if I present her with a box of items and play dough, she is all about it! At Read more…


The end of August means a start to more structured activities for us. Mr 10 has gone back to school and Z only has one more year left until she begins her school journey. We have been working on number Read more…


I genuinely believe that young explorers need to go through the messy stage of experimentation before being capable of playing in a ‘tidy’ manner. Here’s a few pointers to get you started if your little one is brand new to Read more…


Have you ever felt like you spend more time preparing an activity than the children spend playing with it? When I was a new mum, I spent so much time and effort creating activities that felt like they were played Read more…


Can your child count to 10 (or more) easily, but struggle when it comes to recognising numbers? That’s because the two skills are different! Whilst Z (3.8 years) can happily count, she can currently only recognise a few numbers. To Read more…