Child Development Disguised as Play: Fun Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Children

Each child has his or her own type of intellect. One child may show a talent for artistic creativity, whereas another may be more analytical. Whichever way your children’s gifts lie, it’s important to foster creativity at an early age, and this often involves finding activities that challenge them and make them explore beyond their comfort zones. Here are some tips for cultivating creative minds. Creative coloring: The mandala coloring book app features over 100 intricate designs including people, places, [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on April 3, 2017 Activities 13 Responses »
 
Planning the Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Bob loves Easter and she is very excited about the Easter Bunny visiting. We have had an Easter egg hunt since she was tiny and always try to find some fun Easter days out. Easter is one of the most important Christian festivals of the year and is often greatly looked forward to by children and adults alike for the chocolate eggs and egg hunts. In the UK, people plan a broad range of fun-filled activities on Easter day, for [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on March 31, 2017 Activities 17 Responses »
 
Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids

We love Christmas and we love crafts so when Wyndsors asked us if we would like them to send us a box of Christmas craft fun we were very excited. They sent us a box of crafty goodies and some inspiration. Our friends came to visit for the weekend and Bob had lots of fun crafting with her Auntie. They made some Christmas tree decorations, using the stencils, some card and a selection of buttons. Our craft box contain some [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 19, 2016 Activities No Responses »
 
The Real Father Christmas

Bob is only 5 but she is already questioning Father Christmas. I think we have a few years of the magic left but I am having to explain things to her a lot more. The other day we were watching Arthur Christmas. For those of you who haven’t seen it, they deliver the presents in a modern way using lots of technology and zip wires. Bob was not impressed by this and she told me that wasn’t the way that [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 5, 2016 Activities, Reviews 5 Responses »
 
Halloween's Coming

I love Halloween. Long before I had children I loved dressing up and going to parties and themed events. My favourite costume was the marshmallow man. I bought a white boiler suit and glued marshmallows all over it. Although I loved how this costume looked, it wasn’t the comfiest outfit. I used 5kg of marshmallows to cover the whole suit. 5kg was hanging from my shoulders throughout the party and after a while my shoulders started to ache. It was [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 4, 2016 Activities 1 Response »
 
Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I often wish that we lived nearer to the seaside. I love walking down a beach and there is something so lovely about a never ending horizon. I would love to live near a deserted beach that nobody else knew about. Unfortunately I don’t think there are many of those about. Fortunately my parents live in Blackpool. It is definitely not deserted but it is a lot of fun! We went to visit them recently and we had a lovely [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on August 2, 2016 Activities 13 Responses »
 
Bow & The Shaving Foam

We go to a lovely sensory play session on a Wednesday morning. Each week there is a different theme. Last week’s theme was the weather. We made rainbows with coloured ribbons, tried to freeze things with our wands and there was even a foam machine for when the weather turned wintery. At the end of each session there is messy play. Bow wasn’t a fan of the ice cubes. Every time he touched them he instantly pulled his hand away [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 28, 2016 Activities, Fun 8 Responses »
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