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Dreaming of a kitchen for our family

Dream Kitchen mood board with Beko

I spend a lot of time cooking, whether it’s meals for the kids and us or if it’s my weekly bread and cake baking session the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Dreaming of what our kitchen will be like in our forever home and what we want our favourite room to be like takes up some of my daydreaming time.

One of my wishes is to have some integrated appliances, I will admit that with my current kitchen I made a mistake and the oven that we choose which is integrated just can’t cope with cooking for a

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Pete the Cat – White Shoes literacy activities

Pete the Cat; I love my white shoes based literacy activities for preschoolers

Bring the book Pete the Cat; I love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean to life for preschoolers by creating this simple literacy based activity for them, working on letter sounds, colours and name recognition as well as basic fine motor and scissor skills.

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Feather Writing – #playfulpreschool

Feather writing, practising the shapes that make letters and starting to form letters with young children

Help children to develop good writing skills with this fun feather writing activity, use real or fake feather sand write in the salt or sand tray with shapes that make letters or letters that they knew then erase them and start again.

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One little trick to get kids to do what you ask first time

One simple trick to get kids to do what you want without resorting to shouting

Stop the shouting in your household with this simple parenting trick that really works and gets kids to do what you want when you want them without having to raise your voice. This works with kids from preschoolers to teens, and has made our house a much calmer and more relaxed place to be, shouting has almost disappeared and the kids are helping out and we’re having much more fun.

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No more mopping – Shark S4501 Review

No more mopping saving time for busy moms with a Shark S4501 Steam Mop from Suppose.com

Throw away the mop and bucket and replace them with the Shark S4501 Steam Mop for hygienic, freshening, time saving cleaning for busy mums. Find the amazing deal on Suppose.com reduced from £99.99 to an amazing £29.98 a saving that keeps on saving you – no more chemicals to buy and a fresher cleaner house for you and the kids.

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Exploring Scarecrows with technology

Discovering the history and cultural difference about scarecrows using technology with preschoolers

This weeks playful preschool theme is all about scarecrows – one that gave us the perfect opportunity to explore some more differences between countries in the world using technology.

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Each week we are exploring through learning and creativity themes and bringing your ideas that you could use in your classroom or home with preschoolers. Check out the #playfulpreschool tag on social media to see other fabulous ideas.

Cultural exploration of scarecrows

For us in the UK we are unlikely to see scarecrows in Autumn – they are a Spring ornament for the garden scaring the birds away

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Planting a Rainbow

Planting a Rainbow - literacy in the garden with autumn planting with kids

 

One of our favourite Gardening Books is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert and this time of the year it gets brought out and we explore the bulb planting section to see if there are any that we could add to our garden.

Planting a Rainbow is a fantastic book for toddlers and preschoolers that explores plants as well as colours and touches on seasons – we have a board book version and it’s been read so many times the children are also learning plant names.

Autumn Planting with kids

In the UK Autumn is the time to

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Spider Web construction with Straws and Playdough – #playfulpreschool

Spider Web construction with straws and play dough a fun preschool engineering project

Observation and construction of spiders webs using straws and playdough a fun preschool engineering project as part of this weeks playful preschool theme. Check the end of the post for more creepy crawley themed learning and creative activities for preschoolers.

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Stamped pumpkin Happy Halloween Bunting

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Easy to make stamped Happy Halloween Pumpkin Bunting. Quick and simple craft for some last minute Halloween Decorations for the home.

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