World book day

Yesterday was World Book Day, as anyone with nursery or school aged kids most likely already knows.  Ollie started nursery in January two days a week and has screamed and made himself sick every time he’s had to go in since.  Forcing him to go went completely against my...

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...