I’m thinking of a number…

I tried a game with R last week, and it was a big hit. I wrote out numbers one to 10 on bits of paper and then folded them all up. “What you doing?” she kept asking. I said it was a hiding game and that she had to close her eyes and count to […]

Time For Tea

Recently, we’ve been reading (and watching a DVD of) Winnie the Pooh quite a lot. R is very taken with the party that Christopher Robin holds for Pooh, and has been saying ‘tea party’ a lot. So I decided we would have a tea party of our own. In the morning, I told her that’s […]

Happy New Year

Last weekend it was the Chinese New Year. I realise you probably won’t be looking for craft ideas to do with that now (seeing as it’s over) but we had a lot of fun and most of the fun really came from finding something we could theme activities around. I knew I wanted to make […]

Put that in your colander and poke it

The last time I was at Hobbycraft I picked up what they called fuzzy sticks and what I call pipe cleaners. I don’t suppose many pipe smokers go to Hobbycraft for their smoking peripherals, though. Anyway, I wasn’t sure what we were going to do with them but as yet another cold, wet day rolled around […]

It’s a game, it’s a snack

Recently, R’s fine motor skills seem to have come on in leaps and bounds. She gets very, very frustrated when she can’t quite manage a fiddly task, though (cue tortured screams as she fails to get the small wooden cat to balance on a tiny plastic swing playset). I got her a great little set […]