Announcing the first annual Backyard Barbecue Bloghop!
Our Barbecue was cleaned off over last weekend (and promptly discovered that bits hadn’t faired well over the winter so need replacing before it’s functional) our deck was washed and prepared for summer time play and entertaining outside and I got sorting out the kids toys and bits and bobs that had been put away for the Autumn and Winter making them easily accessible to come out as soon as the rain stops and the sun comes out.
With so many fun summer activities I jumped at the chance to co-host the
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I’m so excited to announce this and just can’t keep quiet any longer Kristina from Toddler Approved, Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It and myself have been working behind the scenes on bringing you a 5 week Virtual Book Club Summer Camp.
With all the parts of the Virtual Book Club for Kids that we host each month, activities, crafts, recipes and fun for kids 2 to 8 with 5 themes we’re going to share books and activities that bring them alive from our archives and new original content as well as other fantastic ideas from our favourite
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I rave and rave to everyone I know about Zulily and their fabulous kids clothes – how they are different and not your run of the mill high street clothes so when Zulily asked whether T would like to review an outfit we agreed (jumped at the chance).
Now I’m normally drawn to the pretty dresses and imagine her in them – but in reality that’s not really T at all – she spends her time running around and climbing, digging in the dirt and gardening with me so with that in mind an outfit was put together for
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Today I’m really honoured to have Kate from Picklebums one of the first blogs that I followed joining us sharing 7 days of imaginative play ideas. Kate blogs about family life, with activities, crafts, recipes and parenting advice from Australia it’s great to see the seasons change in contrast to our seasons.
Seven Days of Imaginative Play
We love imaginative play at our house. It is such a great way for kids to develop and practice so many skills, and it’s so much fun.
1. Getting Started With Imaginative Play – If you are new to the world of
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We love blocks – whether it’s our mega blocks or wooden blocks they see to get brought out almost daily and various things made with them. We recently brought some Kubix Geometric Cubes and J and I have been having lots of fun playing Tetris with the blocks.
Like the shapes in the old school computer game Tetris the Kubix Geometric shapes come in various colours and shapes which can be fitted together. I explained to J that we had to form a complete pattern with no gaps in and then we set about putting together the tetris grid picking
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I often get asked whether I can review products on Rainy Day Mum and I normally say no thank you as they don’t fit in with what I believe or what I think that you as a Rainy Day Mum reader would like to hear about and for me to recommend. However, when I was asked to review SunSense Sun Protection – Australia’s leading brand of sun cream I felt that it was something that fitted and that you would be interested in as well as a Rainy Day Mum reader.
It’s starting to feel a lot like Summer
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This week I’m featuring 10 flower activities for tots linked up last week to Tuesday Tots including crafts, play and some outdoor fun – it’s Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and we all seem inspired by the flowers we are seeing in our gardens and as we take walks to incorporate them into our posts.
Starting off with flowers in some imaginative play over on Nature and Play – with real flowers turned into a Daisy Crown and leading to some free outdoor imaginative play for toddlers.
Over on Capri + 3 they have been inspired to created some
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