Category Archives: Playing

This week

This week I have been playing with the children and trying not to rush onto the next thing too quickly making a mess with fingerpaint, flour and cornflour enjoying simple things like going to post a letter or to the … Continue reading

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Puppet playhouse theatre

One of the most successful presents we gave Rabbit for her birthday was this puppet playhouse theatre from Manhattan Toys which I chose online at the last minute, not quite sure if it would arrive on time.  Luckily I ordered … Continue reading

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Learning through play

The night before last a conversation on twitter got me thinking about learning through play, and in particular messy play activities to support early reading and writing.  So yesterday morning I decided that it was time to get the finger … Continue reading

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Half term

We have had a good half term break, and done lots of things that I would like to blog separately, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, so I will just put them all here in one place.  On … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day ice and water play

On Wednesday evening I read this post about an amazing mother’s creative plans for Valentine’s day play with her toddler twins, even while her heart is breaking for the loss of her baby daughter less than two weeks ago.  If … Continue reading

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Playdough tea party – and a crocodile

On Tuesday, I took Rabbit out to spend some of her pocket money that she had saved up.  She chose two packs (eight pots altogether) of playdough.  I love it when we have new playdough, because almost complete silence descends … Continue reading

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And a few more pictures…

Another random catch up – pictures the children have asked me to take for the blog over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been feeling like a bad mummy (and a bad blogger) for not posting them sooner, so here … Continue reading

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Play dough creations

It’s been a busy few weeks and I haven’t been blogging much, but it’s time to get back to normal.  I will post something about our holidays another day, but for now I am too tired.  So I thought I … Continue reading

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