When it rains we all know as parents, grandparents, nannies, childminders or other childcare professionals it can be a pain when to rains. Being stuck inside all day can send you all a bit crazy! Don’t threat though. There are still PLENTY of things you could do to stay entertained. You could just brave it… Continue reading 20 ideas to do with your children when it rains
We have finally finished the first Easter half term week! And breathe… If your a parent or in childcare make sure you try and have a rest over the weekend for the second week. I have already written about our first half term week that you can find here… Easter break: Part one! Thursday Thursday was a… Continue reading Easter Break: Part Two!
It has been a busy week and we are still only half way through! I will be glad when this week is over as I definately need a rest. I am doing long hours this week – next week I have the week off so I plan on many lay ins. This week so far…… Continue reading Easter break: Part One!
Usually my three year old nanny charge couldn’t care less that he has a toy supermarket stand with a load of pretend food. So I thought I would change things up a little to encourage him to play with it! There was a little bit of cardboard that was on top of the recycling pile… Continue reading Imaginative play: Cooking
I recently found this activity online and in my opinion it looked pretty awesome. So I may have planned it for my own selfish reasons. But luckily the three year old actually enjoyed it and I wasn’t the only one playing! It’s so easy to prep too. If you already have little plastic dinosaurs – perfect – if… Continue reading Sensory Play: Dinosaur Ice Excavation!
Treasure baskets are a great activity for young children, and doesn’t have to cost any money as you can use items from around the house. In case your not sure what treasure baskets are they are a basket or box (hence the name) filled with different objects for babies and toddlers to explore. The main… Continue reading Treasure Baskets – Heuristic Play
All you need is: Cling film Sellotape Paint This is such a quick and fun activity to set up and mess free! To set up: Get your cling film and roll it over a table then cut to size. Sellotape the cling film to the table. Squirt some paint on top of the cling film… Continue reading Sensory Play – Mess Free Painting Activity