Play tent library

Here’s an idea Toby came up with by himself.  He likes to spend ten minutes pootling about gathering up books and depositing them in the play tent.  He’ll then retire to his ‘library’ for quite long stretches, looking at his books and playing with a toy he’s picked out...

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...