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Invitation to play: home made paint

My big plan was to have my two year old make paint with me today, but as it happens I’m his minion and that’s my job. He simply would like to play with the paint once it’s ready. Put in…
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Snow Day Toddler Activities

{AD} Lots of children love to play in the snow, but playing out in the cold is only sustainable for a certain period of time when you’re small (or when you’re a grown up, in my case.) Not wanting to…
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Roald Dahl Day: The BFG Project

The BFG is our favourite Roald Dahl story, so for Roald Dahl Day this year we decided to do a few related activities to mark the occasion. We have read the book so we watched the film, and my thoughts…
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Under the Sea Stories: Book review

Under the Sea Stories by Stuart Lightman When we were little, our mum used to tell my sister and me made up stories at bedtime. I can’t actually remember what any of them were about but I remember that I…
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Review: Interplay Electric Dragster

Something different from all the Interplay products we’ve reviewed so far, the Make an Electric Dragster kit was a new challenge for us. Aimed at children aged eight and over, this was something I thought maybe Louis and his dad…
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The Autumn leaf situation

Rowan was off school one day before half term because he’s had a really chesty cough. Having seen him hospitalised with a similar complaint I wanted to keep him away from some of the other children who I knew were…
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Our Schleich Dinosaur Adventures

Kids Dinosaur Dig

The boys love doing something fun after school so one day last week I decided to set up a ‘Dinosaur Dig’ ready for when they got home. Incidentally – I thought this activity was about archaeology,┬ábecause we’re digging stuff up….
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Making Magnetic Slime

I was browsing Pinterest when I came across someone who had made magnetic slime. I thought the boys would love to make their own slime, so I clicked through to find out what I needed to buy. Unfortunately, the site…
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