Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

I have started to try to teach Monkey his letters and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a great book to help do just that. Written by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert the story is all about the letters of the alphabet racing one another up the coconut tree. A […]

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Easy Peasy Jam Making

A very easy raspberry jam recipe. As you know I don’t normally write about recipes, but since this is on our Bucket List for the Summer, I thought I would share our jam making experience. Last night after nursery and work Monkey and I made some raspberry jam out of our haul on Saturday. I […]

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Painting with Bubbles

As part of our letter B activities I have been focusing on bubbles. I will hopefully be writing up the full post shortly but in the meantime I wanted to share something that we have had imense fun with! Give Monkey a straw and he will want to blow bubbles, normally not very helpfully all […]

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Toddler Memory Game

This is a simple, quick to prepare game which you can play almost anywhere, as long as you have some ‘things’ and a cloth. In the past I have used muzzies in a restaurant. Its also nice to have an invitation to play waiting for when he gets home from nursery or family and literally […]

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DIY Rainbow Sensory Bottles

I have been putting together various versions of these for sometime now, they use to appear in Monkeys Treasure Basket. I have also heard them referred to as time out bottles, although I must admit we haven’t used them as such …. Yet!  More recently they have been used in kitchen role play and with […]

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Froggy Light Box Sensory Play

Welcome to my little light table small world sensory play activity, as you can tell I’ve had some trouble naming it.  To actually set this up take less than 5 minutes, although there is some prep required before hand. First the lily pads – I used pressed nasturtium leaves which we picked and squashed (pressed) […]

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Family Holidays – Map Wall Art

This is such a really simple and cheap idea for all those holiday maps….I am sure I am not alone in this, initially feeling too sentimental to throw them away just after the holiday, instead letting them take up space in draws or book shelves. Getting tatty and then eventually throwing them out in a decluttering moment.. […]

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