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Build a sandwich

 Activities with little ones don’t have to take a lot of time to set up, or be very arty or scientific.  Here’s a really simple idea that could transform your mealtimes into a fun interactive experience. Instead of making a healthy sandwich for my boys, only to despair when they open...

Little aquarist

Anemones Little brother has chicken pox, so this afternoon we left him home with Matt (who fortunately works short lunches and has a POETS day on Friday instead) and had a rare trip out with just the two of us.  After picking up some homeopathic medicine for Toby (thanks...

Physics is either super accelerating particles to beyond the speed of light, or it’s melting ice in a bucket

 Here we are exploring ice.  Ice is a brilliant medium for home experimenting as it is easy to make and very tactile.  At it’s most basic form of experiment, kids love handling ice and seeing how it changes.  Ice cubes can be a choking hazard though, so for Toby...

Growing experiment

 All kids love growing seeds.  There’s something satisfying and magical about watching tiny bits of dry nothing turn into little green cress plants for example.  Ollie’s been growing cress every few months since he turned two, so I decided to add another dimension to today’s experiment.  Ollie is finding...