Pondering Playtime // Dig Dig Digging Tuff Spot Digger Painting

January 25, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo, and explored early mark making with M by using the wheels to paint tracks in our tuff spot. Dig Dig Digging – What’s the Story? Dig Dig Digging is about…

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I’m officially a stay at home parent…but don’t call me lazy.

January 23, 2019

Last week, a brown envelope dropped through the letterbox. It was my P45. I am now no longer employed by the county supply teaching service. Which makes me officially a stay at home mum. I know I’ve effectively been a stay at home parent since B was born ten months ago, as I knew that I wouldn’t be returning to my job as a supply…

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Living Arrows 3/52 {2019}

January 21, 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 // That’s Not My Hedgehog Sensory Painting

January 18, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen That’s Not My Hedgehog by Fiona Watt**, and created an engaging sensory painting activity. That’s Not My Hedgehog – What’s the Story? Another title in the ‘That’s not my…’ series by Usborne books, That’s not my hedgehog focuses on…

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The Zog Trail at High Lodge, Thetford Forest

January 16, 2019

On Sunday, we visited the Zog Trail at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. M received a copy of the Zog book for Christmas, and enjoyed the T.V. adaptation, so we thought she’d like to do the trail, too. The Zog Trail Activity Pack We bought M an activity pack for £3. We usually wouldn’t bother with things like this as we generally think that they’re a…

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Living Arrows 2/52 {2019}

January 14, 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 // ZOG Sticker by Numbers

January 11, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen ZOG by Julia Donaldson, and created this easy sticker-by-numbers EYFS activity to go with it. ZOG – What’s the Story? ZOG is about the biggest dragon in the class at dragon school, who longs for a…

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