This months Virtual Book club for kids author is Leo Lionni and we’ve chosen 2 books first I’m sharing our exploration of colour with the book Little Blue and Little Yellow (this is an affiliate link).
I have never read any Leo Lionni books and as colours is something that I am working with T on I thought it sounded a great book to read with them both. In the end J got the most out of it. The story is about Little Blue and Little Yellow and the fun that they have being friends – but underlying it
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Summer is on it’s way and I know some of your will be breaking up very soon for the summer vacation so I’ve put together some fantastic fun summer activities for Toddlers to enjoy and keep those hot long days fun. So here goes our Summer Activities for Toddler round-up.
Summer play for Toddlers
Keep cool with some Instant Pudding and Ice sensory play this summer
Pirate Party Small World Play get the water table set up and start the pirate play off keeping cool as the waves hit the sides as you go
When it gets too
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I’m so excited to be joining in with 100 days of play today – hosted by Sun Scholars and Life at the Zoo over 100 days bloggers from around the world are sharing ideas for play. So for today we’re getting you down on the floor and having a floor safari with your kids.
We’re big fans of animals and have a box that we brought down our car mat and set up a mini safari for the animals. Our animal’s come with some vets and park rangers (especially for my brother who worked as a Park Ranger in
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At the moment we’re into life cycles and with the butterfly’s suddenly making an appearance in the garden it’s the perfect opportunity to start introducing another life cycle on top of the Frog that we are already looking at on the dinning room table. We have read and re-read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and when Collective Bias™ set us the task of creative baking I thought getting creative with some cookies and cakes were perfect bakes to go with a Butterfly theme.
So with a check of our cupboards we wrote a list of what we needed to decorate
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It’s Virtual Book Club for Kids time of the month again and this months Author is David Shannon – this is another new to me author and we had a lot of trouble decided which book we wanted to read from the many on Amazon this month. In the end we choose (this is an affiliate link) A Bad Case of Stripes.
A bad case of Stripes – Tape Resist Art
With a fantastic moral behind the story about being true to yourself it’s a wonderful book for kids. J and T didn’t quite get the meaning of
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Plant growth at home
This is another childhood favourite of mine – and something that we have done before growing beans in jar it’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to observe the process of plant growth as the seed is visible at all times.
We used a glass jar although you could easily use a plastic jar but clear glass makes the experiment easier to see (if you are worried about the children using glass then like we did last year we grew the beans on our kitchen window sill which the children can’t reach but can easily see inside
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Do your kids love Heinz Tomato Ketchup as much as mine do – so having the opportunity to grow your own tomatoes with Heinz Tomato Ketchup is fantastic.
T is my little garden buddy and we set off to grow some tomatoes – April is the perfect time to start them off, if you can grow them in a green house, in your own home made propagator like this one from Red Ted Art or on a window sill it’s perfect to get them off to a great start.
We have some potting compost as do a lot
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