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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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the playHOORAY! easy, no cook, never fails play dough recipe!!

here's my recipe for play dough! I created it when Mason was tiny and have used it ever since. It's the simplest play dough recipe I have ever done and thank goodness it doesn't need to be cooked!! It smells gorgeous and really moisturising for little hands. I have designed it to be as easy as possible, hence all measurements in cups! Please note: this recipe contains coconut oil so please check for allergies and due to the high salt content it is NOT safe for children to eat! You will need: 1 cup of plain flour (additional 1/2 cup for consistency) 1/4 cup of salt 10g cream of tartar 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 1/2 cup of boiled water...

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