After weeks of not being allowed to go out of our houses/gardens, followed by weeks of only being allowed out for 3 set hours each morning we are really craving nature and the outdoors. As a family we love to be outdoors as much as possible. The children (usually) spend quite a lot of their … More Nature walk
Any sort of fantasy play is super important for children for a myriad of different reasons. If your household is anything like ours then the independent play and fantasy play have definitely gotten less during the weeks of lockdown. As all other play gets less the time in front of various screens has increased. This … More Imaginative play
Lockdown has meant that interaction with extended family has been limited to video calls and various other electronic forms of communication. This may be the norm for some but not for others.
Lockdown has changed us all in so many different ways. Some of us try to ignore it but if you are truly honest with yourself, you are a different person. More of some things and less of others.
Week one of lockdown was brutal but week two seemed quite lovely actually. I let go of a lot of things (laundry doesn’t have to be done daily and who cares if the floors are a bit dirty – as long as there is nothing choking-size lying around). At the end of week two our … More Lockdown has continued to be a myriad of emotions and a contrast between keeping super busy and lazing around all day in pj’s doing nothing… here is what we have been up to.
I have never loved our garden more than I have during lockdown (even though we are only on day 4) but the cooler weather and occasional rain has put a slight spanner in the works. On the cooler days we have still tried to get outside quite a bit but the rain forced us inside … More Cooler weather and more lockdown activities.
I love this activity because it is easy to set up, fun and allows us a chance to be outdoors on a hot day (I generally like to do messier activities and all painting outdoors so that the post activity clean-up is easier).
I have an extremely talented friend. OK, if I’m going to be honest I have a few really clever, inspiring friends. Today I am going to focus on one of them. Basically she is resourceful, patient, honest, kind and one of the most incredible and self-sacrificing mommies I have ever seen. She moved to France … More A quick, easy, anytime activity to ignite your child’s imagination, creation and planning skills.
I am sure you are wondering why I am posting about a felt Christmas tree (spoiler alert: and advent calendar) so late in December. The short answer is; this is real life. The longer answer is that I started setting up this blog ages ago but because I am not a WordPress guru (to put … More Felt Christmas tree with a twist