Thank you for Helping me Grow | Amy Louise

With the end of the school year fast approaching again and Mothers Day and Fathers Day around this time of year too, you may have started browsing fun gifts to make with the children. I don’t think you can beat a gift that has been home made. It shows real care and thought has gone into it. Today I want to share with you a beautiful Thank you for Helping me Grown Canvas that my daughter has made using her finger tips. Read more »

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Disney Animal World Magazines | Amy Louise

If you are a regular here or follow us on Instagram and Facebook you will know how much we love set ups that bring to life a child’s interests. When teaching children something new, if you make the experience as real for them as possible where they can explore and investigate – like sponges they soak it all up. Read more »

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The Lorax Dr Seuss Craft | Amy Louise

Children can learn so much from books making them essential as part of their childhood. As Dr. Seuss said himself – The more you read the more things you’ll know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go. I try and include them in our play as much as I can. We also use them often to inspire our crafts and activities. I dont share ever set up we do on the blog but I do share them all on Instagram. Today’s inspiration comes from The Lorax!We love anything by Dr Seuss. It’s not the first time we have been inspired by his work. We have created Cat in the Hat Puppets and Grinch Wood Slice…

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Spring Flower Oobleck | Amy Louise

You may have seen my videos on this activity on my Instagram videos. After recently sharing with you a fabulous Daffodil Ice Sculpture, I wanted to share more Spring themed fun with you. One min I was cleaning up from dinner yesterday the next we were exploring a brand new sensory media for the twins. It took 5 minutes to make and set up and amazingly took even less time to clear up! 
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The Reality of Starting School | Amy Louise

With lots of talk at the moment about school placements being confirmed, it has made me reflect. 
8 years I worked with children, before becoming a Mother. The years rolled around fast. Really fast. I watched as parents brought their children to school in the playground holding it together before walking away with tears rolling down their face. I understood it was a big step – leaving you child in a new place with new people. But until I became a Mother myself I didn’t understand how this new chapter made you feel, fully. 
I didn’t appreciate the heartache, the sleepless nights, the…

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Dinosaur Sensory Swamp Tuff Tray | Amy Louise

I have been loving sharing with you on Instagram some of our recent set ups. It’s been great to have your feedback and I look forward to sharing lots more with you over the coming weeks and months.It is a real joy to me to be building a fabulous community of people who are passionate about children’s play. In our closed group on Facebook (come and join in the fun here) I was lucky enjoy to start talking to a lovely lady called Hayley. Hayley has been really busy setting up some brilliant set ups for the children and today she is with us to share a Dinosaur Tuff Tray. Welcome Hayley!
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