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 […]
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 […]
It is your babies first Christmas, the excitement is at fever pitch. Family and friends cannot wait to spend it with your bundle of joy, and everyone wants to know what to buy. Arrgh…..what do you buy a baby? They have everything! Plus they often don’t really care if they get presents or not […]
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 […]
Today marks my last day with the children at home this summer! I love the summer holidays with them at home but they are so ready to go back now after such a long time off. I however am not ready for it, this year marks something different for me, I feel like my babies […]
So I haven’t written in ages due to the summer and kids being home, so before I get back into it properly here is a bit of a round up of my summer.
There are many safety concerns banding around about Pokemon Go which seems to be sweeping the UK.
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! 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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