Pondering Playtime // LEGO Duplo Building Challenge

November 22, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my weekly series where I share a favourite play and learning activity. This week, I’ve chosen a LEGO Duplo building challenge activity, using free printable challenge cards, from the LEGO Education website. Full Disclosure: We were gifted some of the LEGO Duplo used in this post for inclusion in a gift guide, a couple of years ago. However, we love…

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Review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse

November 20, 2019

Yesterday M and I went to see a production of The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse, with her preschool. We had such a wonderful time that I emailed the Playhouse to ask if they could send me some press images of the production, in order to write this review. The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a musical adaptation of the Julia Donaldson book. In case you’re not…

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Living Arrows 46/52 {2019}

November 18, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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5 Autumn/Winter EYFS Tuff Spot Activities

November 15, 2019

We’ve been loving watching the seasons changing and my three year old has enjoyed spotting the different colours in the trees, as they change colour through Autumn as we prepare for Winter. If you’d like to celebrate the colder seasons with your EYFS children, then here are five Autumn/Winter tuff spot ideas to help! Autumn Exploration Tuff Spot My toddlers loved this Autumn exploration tuff…

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A Norwich Family Photoshoot with Beth Moseley Photography {AD}

November 13, 2019

Last year we had a family photoshoot with Beth Moseley Photography. I loved the photographs so much, that I asked Beth if she’d take some more for us this year. Full disclosure: We paid the standard fee for our mini family shoot with Beth, but she spent longer with us than usual and agreed a larger package of photographs, in exchange for coverage on the…

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Living Arrows 45/52 {2019}

November 11, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // Rainbow Rice Number Writing Tuff Spot

November 8, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my weekly series where I share a favourite play and learning activity that we’ve played with during the week. This week, I’ve chosen this rainbow rice tuff spot, as my three year old, M, wanted to practice writing her numbers. Rainbow Rice Number Writing – Set Up For this activity, I found my bag of rainbow rice in the cupboard,…

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