Lemon Play Dough

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

2 Ingredient Toddler Cookies

I have been looking for a recipe to make some simple biscuits for Marley to eat that are not full of sugar and so I found the recipe HERE and did my own version. Ingredients: 2 x Bananas 1 C Oats (I used quick oats) You can add really anything else you want: chocolate chips, craisins, coconut, chia seeds, peanut butter, grated carrot, spices… I added 1 … Continue reading 2 Ingredient Toddler Cookies

Australia Day!

Crikey!! It’s Australia day next week! 26th of January, and what better way to celebrate than with some beautiful Australian iconic goodies. Check out 9 of my Aussie favorites!   Alphabet Frieze is from Ozzilla Aussie Munchies chunky puzzle from Confetti Kids Australian Flag Dress from Hello Audrey Australian Cookie Cutters from Bisk-Art Austalia Treasure Board from One Two Tree Colouring Book A is for Australia from Colour Me Art Australian … Continue reading Australia Day!

Little Blox

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

Gingerbread Cookies (Egg Free)

  Ooooh Christmas is only weeks away! What Christmas baking do you have planned? I’m so happy to introduce a new guest blogger Kara! I have known Kara since we went to Intermediate many years ago! She is a knowledgeable and experienced baker, cake master, nanny, Mum and also pregnant with her second child. Kara will be sharing a recipe on the blog each month! … Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies (Egg Free)

Cotton bud Painting

This is one of the easiest painting to set up when children come over to my house.  It creates very little mess and is great for the children developing those fine motor skills and pincer grip.  I like to pour the paint into an ice cube tray or a silicone tray for easy access and no spillage.  Once the children are finished you can just … Continue reading Cotton bud Painting

Sensory Bags at the Window

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

Messy Play with Shaving Cream

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

Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

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

Water Play is fun for children and dogs!

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!