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Valentines Sensory play

We’ve always loved a bit of sensory play here, the messier the better. Sensory play is so important for early years development and we’ve been doing all sorts of things since Dexter was 3 weeks old. I often like to do things themed around the…

February 4, 2018
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Autumn scented, no-cook, sensory playdough

  There are literally hundreds of play dough recipes out there these days, probably even thousands. Some work really well, others not so much, so I thought it would be fun to add another one to the mix. We’ve made our own play-dough before…

September 11, 2016
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Moon Sand Sensory Play Activity

Moon sand is such a simple thing to make and when we use it, it is normally enjoyed for hours. There are several recipes all over the internet using vegetable oil, hair conditioner corn starch and various other things that can all normally be…

May 19, 2016
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Oobleck Sensory play

 A few of my posts lately have been focused on sensory and messy play.. Well, another fantastically messy, sensory play idea is Oobleck or Gloop. This was one of my favourite things when I was younger and its texture still fascinates me. It’s very…

February 19, 2014
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Sticky-icky-icky – Sensory play

Today’s activity was exploring a new texture.. I covered a chopping board in sticky back plastic and then sat it in front of Dexter. When he put his hands on it they stuck slightly which was completely new. I stood him up and let…

February 2, 2014

Easter Play and Craft ideas

Different seasons, holidays and events always inspire a mixture of crafts and play activities and Easter is no different. So I wanted to show you just a couple of the things we have been up to recently and I have included a few things from…

March 8, 2018
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Halloween Sensory Bath

One of the best pieces of parenting advice I’ve ever been giving was if your kids are going crazy, stick them in the water. I don’t mean drown the little buggers, that’s frowned upon, I mean put them in the bath. And it’s something…

October 31, 2017

Our secret garden – Hidden gems in a kids play area.

On first glance, our garden appears very ordinary. It’s plain, it’s small and it’s mostly just grass with a border and small bit of patio – all littered with very clear signs of being well used by a child. However, on closer inspection, our…

August 30, 2016