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dad outside the lines x playHOORAY! poster

I am so excited to share my recent collaboration with brilliant Billy Thomas from @dadoutsidethelines Do check out Billy's Instagram account here, he's a creative genius, makes the best whitty cards and posters for kids to colour in and I've been a fan for years! Check out his awesome work on this website here. Click the image below to get your copy of our 'Stay at home Play at home' poster for your little ones to get creative, colour in and proudly display in their windows! Remember to tag @dadoutsidethelines and @play.hooray in your poster photos for us to share on social media! Happy Playing! Claire and Billy 

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Pick Your Play- FREE printable

This fun printable has been made for you to print and enjoy at home! Encourage your kids to take ownership of their play and choose what they would like to do! Simply download and print this fun 'Pick Your Play' page, and stick it somewhere the children can reach. They will love tearing off the little tickets and deciding what to do. I cannot wait to see what you get up to, please tag @play.hooray in your play pictures for me to share on social media! And remember to send this onto your friends, who might always be looking for a helping hand when it comes to entertaining the kids! Happy Playing! Claire x

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Stuck Indoors with Kids!

Whatever the reason, we can sometimes find ourselves stuck indoors trying to entertain the kids. And that's when the reality of just how long the day really is when there's no choice to leave the house. Well I'm no fairy godmother and cannot promise miracles but I can certainly help when it comes to keeping the kids busy with limited resources...call it my super power!!  And let's be honest, we've all sat and played with the kids for what feels like hours and it's only been 10 minutes or looking at the clock and the afternoons seem to drag. My best advice for this would be to break down your day into chunks of time, perhaps hourly slots. Be clear...

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Summer Holiday Survival

Visual timetables: Time is a tricky concept to young children so when we are talking about the weeks of the summer holidays or counting down to an event it can help be really useful to help them visualise the days. Try having a weekly calendar with a peg or sticker to mark the days of the week. This also works really well for counting down to holidays or birthdays too!!   Prepare for the day: Some children can find it hard to be ‘off timetable’ they like routine and like to know what is happening. That’s why you can often be asked a hundred times when Grandma is arriving! Therefore something I like to do with Mason in the morning...

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