Little Street – Role Play Venue in Surrey

So when the weathers bad generally indoor play activities for preschoolers equal soft play or swimming. That is unless you live close to Frimley in Surrey when you have the option to visit Little Street. Which is a role play environment for little ones and offers a number of different settings to help children develop […]

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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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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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Our Experience of the Dummy Fairy

I’ve decided to write a post about Monkey giving up his dummy because when I first started looking for ideas on how to do it, I was surprised by the lack of information or experiences I could draw on. So here is our story… When Monkey was two days old we decided to give him […]

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Playing with Moon Dough

Monkey was given a set of Moon Dough for Christmas and I am a little embarrassed to say that we only got around to experimenting with it at the weekend. If I am honest I had reservations, I am not a lover of synthetic sensory play preferring the real option. We have made cloud dough […]

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Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday Ideas 

As I am getting ready to plan Monkey’s third Birthday party I thought it opportune to post about his previous two parties. You can read about how his second ‘Gruffalo’ themed party went here. I am sure all parents can relate to the fact that the first birthday party is a big deal… well it was […]

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Gruffalo Birthday Party Ideas 

Its getting close to that time of year again when I start thinking about organising Monkey’s Birthday party and its putting me in a reminiscent mood. So tonight I thought I would share Monkey’s second Birthday party. I organised this when blogging wasn’t even a blip on my radar so some of the photos are […]

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Wooden Treasure Basket – Heuristic Play

This my third post focusing on Monkey’s treasure basket, for this one I have grouped together the wooden materials. Heuristic play theory focuses very much on natural materials and allowing the child to explore the characteristics of the objects by smell, taste and touch. You can see the first post on his metal treasure basket here and the second […]

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