school holiday ideas :)

My children broke up this holiday only days before Christmas, this meant that we have a long time between the whole Christmas New Year buzz and school going back. This can feel like a bit of a drag after the hype of Christmas, without mentioning the expense involved meaning the last thing you want to […]

Free Family Christmas Ideas

Christmas can be such an expensive time of year. When really it should be about making memories, it seems to be more about the ‘stuff’ every year and the pressure and expense around this. Plus for children the hype starts so early that it is no wonder children can get a bit Christmassed out! I […]

The Best Winter Playdough

I have been playing with different recipes to try get the right winter playdough, but getting a white playdough is not easy. Add into this having children with sensitive skin when I did get the colour they ended up with irritated skin. Until today!!! We had a blast in our Snow Man Factory! I cannot […]

But Why Wouldn’t Children Play Outdoors?

But why wouldn’t children play Outdoors? This was asked to me in a workshop recently. The answer, there are so many reasons for the decline outdoor play. The reasons range from the weather, not wanting to get wet or dirty, to work and lifestyle commitments and choice, use of iPads and computers increasing, more clubs […]

Messy Play – love it or hate it??

Its so easy to forget as parents how the little things can occupy children, for example one child who’s mum explained “she never sits still, she wont concentrate and so we wont be here long.” was the last one to leave after her daughter sat in a tray of lentils and bird seed 5 minutes after arriving and didn’t move for an hour and a half, she was just sat watching the seed run through her fingers, feeling the textures and watching how she could make it move.

Play!

Play! So what is it all about?

The Oxford Dictionary says ‘to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.’

I prefer the definition given by Play Scotland ‘Play is the universal language of childhood.
It is through play that children understand each other and make sense of the world around them.’

This week I heard a great definition from a little boy I was working with “its what I do when I’m not being told what to do”

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