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Introducing Virtual Book Club for kids 2014 – 2015

Introducing the authors and books for the 2014-2015 Virtual Book Club for Kids

With a new school year it’s time to introduce this year Virtual Book Club for Kids. Our monthly series connecting and creating with books for kids. Each month we will be sharing 1 of 3 books by a popular children’s author bringing the books alive through creative activities, crafts and learning for kids aged between 2 and 5.

I’m so excited by the selection of authors this year – there’s a real mix of some of our old favourites and a couple of new to me that I’m excited to read with the kids this year and get creative

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 2nd September

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

Topics that I know

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Celebrate Summer – Bubble Prints

Summer Art Fun - making bubble prints in the garden

We’re taking our summer slow and enjoying some old fashioned arts and crafts. One that I remember from my own childhood is bubble prints – we’ve tried a very simple method that although not producing the bright and vibrant colours that other methods do they had so much fun making them.

What you need to make Bubble Prints

Bowl or dish Washing up Liquid (Dish Soap) Food Colouring/liquid water colours Straw Water Paper

Bubble Prints

Put about 1/2 cup of washing up liquid (dish soap) into the bowl and add some water to make a shallow mix of

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 26th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

Topics that I know

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Make Mornings Easier – ready for 5

Make mornings easier - get ready for 5 a simple strategy to help destress your morning routine with kids

Mornings in our house used to be chaos – it didn’t matter that the kids got up before 6 (most often before 5:30am) each morning and we didn’t have to leave to walk to school till 8:15am but somehow I was getting stressed and going into shouting mode each day to get two kids and me out the door, hubby off to work and the dog walked.

So we’ve added some simple strategies to make mornings easier first off is our ready for 5 the kids love this as they get to SHOUT as they get themselves ready. We’ve

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 19th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

Topics that I know

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Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major – blog tour

Seaside Tinkered Treasured by Elyse Major Blour Tour

With Summer coming to a close our nature table and most of our back packs are overflowing with beach finds and treasures from the shore, finding things to do with them apart from colour or display stretches my kids imagination and mine sometimes so I am delighted to introduce you to Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major a new book which is full of crafts using beach finds or treasures or inspired by the sea.

Seaside Tinkered Treasures contains 35 projects from my kids favourite sand castle flags to the perfect summer party addition miniature pin wheels made using

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 12th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

Topics that I know

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Fizzing Fossil Dinosaur Eggs – Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Fizzing Fossil Dinosaur Eggs - extension activity for Digging Up DInosaurs by Aliki

Dinosaurs are our hot topic of the moment – I probably know more that I ever want to know about an Aptosaurus, Iguanadon and a Paracelapharus (I have no idea whether that is the spelling or not!) and with this months Virtual Book Club for Kids author being Aliki and with one of them Digging Up Dinosaurs an explanation of fossils we thought it was perfect for us.

The book Digging Up Dinosaurs (this is an affiliate link and will not cost you any extra but earns us a tiny percentage helping support the site) is a Level 2

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