We have a lemon tree out the back of our house and this year we have had heaps of lemons grow. Last year we only got 3 lemons off the tree…Strange! So this year I thought I would try as many recipes with lemon in as I can. I need to do more because so far I have only done Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Honey, … Continue reading Lemon Play Dough
Have you seen Little Blox? They are beautiful blocks that are handmade from Tasmanian Oak. Scandi inspired blocks that are educational and beautiful. Painted and sealed with non toxic paint, so safe for babies to play with and chew on. Blocks come in a cotton tie bag. Colours can be customized to suit any decor. From the children’s bedroom to the living room. I love … Continue reading Little Blox
Halloween is coming soon! Are you celebrating? What are you doing? I love celebrating Halloween with children. It’s really just an excuse to dress up and have decorations and games, not celebrate evil like other people may think. It’s just a bit of fun!! And an excuse to eat lollies of course. I threw a big party many years ago when I was a nanny/party planner. … Continue reading Halloween Ideas
The window sill is a perfect height for Marley. We have one in most rooms in the house. He loves pulling himself up to furniture now and the window sill in the lounge is one of his favourite spots. It’s good for me because it’s right next to wear I sit at the computer and I can keep an eye on him. Today he stood … Continue reading Sensory Bags at the Window
Shaving cream is a great messy activity to do with children aged about one and up. We used a budget brand shaving cream and I gave the can to Tyson (who’s 4) to squirt out onto the table. He carefully squirted it onto the table. I then showed Tyson the dye droppers and explained to only do one or two drops or it will be … Continue reading Messy Play with Shaving Cream
On Saturday it was Valentine’s Day, so I invited over my friend and her two children to come over and hang out, so I thought we could make Chocolate Play dough! I have made this a few times with Tyson and he loves it. I let them help measure and pour ingredients – until it was time for the hot water. I did that and … Continue reading Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough
Today we were cleaning out the back yard when the spontaneous water play happened by cleaning out the shell, which turned into filling it up and both Tyson and Jett playing in it. Water play has so many benefits to help children develop their skills. Children develop: Large and fine muscle control Hand eye co-ordination Heightens an awareness of the senses Promotes exploration of … Continue reading Water Play is fun for children and dogs!
In a bowl start with 1/2 Cup of Salt 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil 1 1/2 Cups of boiling water Few drops of Vanilla essence (add to boiling water) Few drops of coloured dye (add to boiling water) Stir in 2 Cups of Flour Assist the child in putting the ingredients into the bowl (but careful with the hot water) … Continue reading Making Vanilla Playdough