Playing and learning with babies and toddlers has been my most challenging part of being a parent as J and T have become older the crafts, activities and play has become much easier for me to visualise and bring to life for them. There are few resources out there to give you ideas books for activities tend to focus on preschoolers or older toddlers at the youngest age and most focus on those already at school.
Finding a resource that is wrote for parents and carers of this age range is invaluable and for me to be part of
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Playing with blocks is fun for children of all ages from babies to older children with their Lego. Using them for learning at different levels is a slight twist on building with them here’s 4 simple ideas for learning with blocks.
Using blocks for Learning
First off is simple building for babies, this can help work on language development you can talk positional words, colours of the blocks that you use, count as you play with the blocks as well as working on motor skills as you go as well.
Blocks made of unusual shapes are fantastic for problem
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Making Christmas Memories to last a lifetime with your kids
Christmas is a time to create life long memories for your kids, remember those little things from your own childhood above the gifts that you got or the food that you ate. Here are some ideas for Creating Christmas Memories that will last a lifetime for your kids.
1. Bake together
Each year we make mince pies as a family – all around our kitchen table each helping to make them and then we enjoy eating them together. But my own memories as a child are with cooking with
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Exploring the senses is a fantastic way for tots to investigate the world around them and we can help support that by creating sensory bins and trays for them. This week on Tuesday Tots I’m sharing 7 ideas for simple Sensory bins and trays that you can create at home or in your childcare environment.
First off is Happy Hooligans with a fall sensory table – along with experiencing elements of fall there is fantastic information about how to set it up as well as using it and expanding it. I just love the images of the children exploring
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It’s time to get out of the car and see what you can find away from the roads and pavements. There is so much more to explore and see on foot and National Trust are kicking off this year’s Great British Walk with some fabulous events around the country.
With over 1000 different walks, events and trails it’s time to put on some comfortable shoes and take a walk on the wild side to discover the world on foot. Running from now until November it’s a fantastic way to get kids out and about with you as a family
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Baby Activities and Ideas
It’s wonderful to see some baby orientated posts being linked up to Tuesday Tots this week and that even the tiniest tots are having fun and learning at the same time.
First off with some March Mommy and Baby Favourites if The House of Burke – I love these items and the list of tips that are useful for a teething youngster is especially helpful. I know a little girl (T!) who would love that owl.
No Twiddle Twaddle shares some great tips for reading with Babies – my favourite – don’t think all board
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N is for Noise
Welcome back to Back to Basics and this week’s instalment is N is for Noise. You may have noticed last week the back to basics series has a sponsor a fabulous company Zulily UK who have amazing deals on kids clothes from baby to teens, toys, home goods and women’s wear with up to 90% off big name brands. Please pop by and check them out and see what bargains you can get. So back to basics and we’re making N is for Noise.
We absolutely love to sing in this house, our favourites
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Selecting gifts for Baby’s First Christmas can be very difficult, in the stores there are masses and masses of must have toys to help develop fine motor, gross motor, speech, language and keep babies entertained so that you can do things whilst they have fun and I’m not saying that those gifts don’t have a place but it’s also nice to get special gifts that carry on giving, create memories or are lifelong gifts for Baby’s First Christmas – well any Christmas at that.
Personalised First Christmas Art Work
Make the first Christmas Special by having a personalised First Christmas
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As a parent your Baby’s First Christmas is one that you will never forget, probably not for the gifts that you give to your child but for the traditions that you start as a family and the memories these will make and every Christmas to come. Your baby maybe a few days old to almost a year, but the memories and traditions that you start to create will live through your photos and Christmases to come.
Here are a 10 ideas of family traditions that you could start as a family for your baby’s first Christmas to make it
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