Best of 2012 – my favourite post of the year

Welcome to the Best of 2012 Post. I can’t believe what an amazing year it’s been we started off the year with a baby and a toddler and now I have a preschooler and a toddler. We’ve played, created, explored and learned throughout the seasons and the things we’ve done are memories in the making for J and T.

Best of 2012 kids activities

Blogging isn’t just about doing the activities, writing the posts and hitting publish there is a whole community behind it bringing you great ideas each day, sharing and collaborating throughout the year, so this week we’re celebrating the best of 2012 and invite you to come and join us. 100+ bloggers from the Kids Blogger Network a facebook group for bloggers who blog about their kids and the activities that we do with them, whether we are educators, parents or care providers we are sharing our favourite, most popular, most proud of post from 2012.

Onto our Best of 2012 – I’m not chosing my most popular or most shared post in fact this doesn’t appear in my top 50 posts of the year but it includes everything I love about being a Mum and seeing my kids grow up and experience life through their eyes.

Back in February we had snow – it was T’s first experience of snow and J’s first that he will remember we headed out early in the morning to play and build a snowman.

Toddler making a snowmanWe got out our snow books and read my favourite for toddlers – How to Build a Snowman and then returned outside the next day whilst T napped (yes back in January she actually napped) and J instructed me and him on how to build a snowman based on what he had learnt in the book.

Snowman building - bringing a book alive

I can’t wait to see what you consider to be your best post and my cohosts from the Kids Blogger Network have put together as their favourites, most popular posts. So please link up your best of 2012 to the linky below and check out what our cohosts are sharing as well. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and hope you joining us making 2013 a kid friendly playful year.

52 Brand New ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ – The Magic Of Play ~ At home with Ali
B-Inspired Mama ~ Blog Me Mom ~Boy Mama Teacher Mama ~ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Carrots Are Orange ~ Caution! Twins at Play ~ Coffee Cups and Crayons ~ Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Craft To Art ~ Creative Family Fun ~ Creative Kid Snacks ~ Creative Learning Fun ~ Creative Playhouse
Creative with Kids ~ Cute and Peculiar ~ De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire ~ Dirt And Boogers
Edventures with Kids ~ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ The Good Long Road ~ Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Glittering Muffins ~ Go Kid Yourself ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose ~ hands on : as we grow ~ Here Come the Girls
Home Learning Journey ~ Housing A Forest ~ Mama Smiles ~ In Lieu of Preschool ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Inspired by Family ~ It’s A Long Story ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ Kid World Citizen
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ Kitchen Counter Chronicles ~ Laughing Kids Learn ~ Learn with Play at home
Lessons Learnt Journal ~ Life At The Zoo ~ Little Artists ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Love, Play, Learn
Loving My Nest ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ mama miss ~ Mamas Like Me ~ Mess For Less ~ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas ~ Momma’s Fun World
Montessori Tidbits ~ My Buddies and I ~ My Little Bookcase ~ My Nearest and Dearest ~ No Twiddle Twaddle  ~ Nurturestore
Octavia and Vicky ~ One Perfect Day ~ ourfeminist{play}school ~ Picklebums ~ Play Activities ~ Playdough to Plato
PlayDrMom ~ playful learners ~ playing with words 365 ~ PragmaticMom ~ Putti’sWorld ~ RainbowsWithinReach
Rainy Day Mum ~ Raising Playful Tots ~ Reading Confetti ~ Red Ted Art ~ Royal Baloo ~ Science Sparks ~ Scribble Doodle and Draw
Small Potatoes ~ Smiling like Sunshine ~ Sun Hats & Wellie Boots ~ Sun Scholars ~ Teach Preschool ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
The Fairy and The Frog ~ The Freckled Homeschooler ~ The Golden Gleam ~ The Imagination Tree ~ The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Outlaw Mom Blog ~ The Pleasantest Thing ~ This Reading Mama ~ Toddler Approved ~ Train Up a Child ~ True Aim
Two Big Two Little ~ What Do We Do All Day? ~ Connecting Family and Seoul

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and now mum. She's passionate about supporting learning at school at home, bringing books alive, giving kids life skills and exploring the world around us sharing Creative, Family Friendly, Fun Ideas for the whole family on Rainy Day Mum

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  1. says

    What a lovely choice for your best post Cerys! I chose one that held fond memories for me as well, rather then the most popular post. Thanks for organising this blog hop. It has been so much fun looking back at the year that was and seeing everyone’s favourite posts.
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