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playHOORAY! Gift Guide

It's always hard buying for little ones...you want to get them something they will get plenty of use from for many years! And so what better than to have a list of items suggested by fellow playful parents, carers and educators from our awesome playHOORAY! Community! (which you are super welcome to join, click here!) Simply click on the images to download the list of resources for next time you're shopping for gifts or click the link below the image to shop most of the items on Amazon (aff link)...and then of course, head to the playHOORAY! shop to browse our playful products too!  Happy Shopping, Happy Playing! click here to shop the BABY gift list of items on Amazon (aff link)...

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Play for All Ages!

With the thought of schools possibly closing (or for many schools already closed) the idea of having the kids at home all day to entertain can fill us with dread! Especially if you are also trying to hold down a job or care for younger siblings too. A difficult task indeed. Therefore, I have created lots of free downloads for you to print and use at home catering for lots of ages of children. I am guessing if schools do close they will be providing school work/ homework to keep children learning. However, we all know they won't want to do that all day everyday so play is a great way to break up the day but continue to support...

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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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Guest Blog Post: Dates aren’t what they used to be…

Pre kids you might hear the word date and think best dress,smallest bag andred lipstick. Post kids it means wipingoff that stain from lunch,grabbing the buggy full for every eventuality and heading to a fellow mums house for a date of a play variety...

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