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My favourite play dough recipe

Church playgroup Friday morning:

Minnie – *Skips over from play kitchen* “Here Rachel”

Me – “Ooh thank you, looks lovely, what is it?”

Minnie – *Stares blankly* 424 more words

What we have played with this week- April 29

On Monday it was my daughter’s first birthday. So we have a nearly 4 year old and a 1 year old in the house. She isn’t really a baby any more, more like a toddler. 551 more words


That Playcentre Life


That place behind the fence which you drive past and wonder “What happens there?”.

That thing that you’ve heard about and wondered “Is that for me and my child?”. 1,047 more words

Early Childhood Development

"Go Outside and Play"

Hi everyone, happy New Year!

OK, that’s a bit late I know. It is almost March, after all.

I haven’t been blogging lately. We went on a giant massive holiday and I’ve really only just settled back into the routine of the year. 1,809 more words


Round and Roll

One of the earliest interests I noticed with my son when he became mobile, was his fascination for things that rolled and spun. He was constantly army crawling over to his stroller and spinning the wheels.  473 more words

Fine Motor Development

Light and Shadow

A lot of the play that goes on in our house stems from what the children are interested in. Sometimes, one moment leads to just minutes, hours, days or weeks of play. 642 more words

Hands-on Learning

Making your own wooden toys for children

Off the back of my latest product review on Grimm’s toys I wanted to follow up with something a little more DIY. I love the beautiful ethical handmade wooden toys that are out there to buy, but, as they are such high quality and often hand made, they do come with a hefty price tag. 292 more words