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Ways to Play with Washi Tape

Ok so you’ve bought a multi pack of brightly coloured washi tape mainly because I’ve told you that you NEED it in your play cupboard...but now what?!  I get asked what to do with Washi Tape at least once a day, so thought it was time to write a list of simple ideas. To be honest I had all intentions of making this a fancy download sheet however as I’m in lockdown just like you, I’m sure you can sympathise that I am struggling to find a child free hour in the day at the moment, when I do a moment, I have a list as long as my arm to get done!!  So for now, please bear with my...

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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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Play Cupboard Essentials

I am often asked about the resources I keep and how I store them for the activities I do with my toddler. So here it is folks, I've finally sat down to write a list of the items I feel are essential for setting up play activities.  I am hoping when you read this you will be pleasantly surprised at how many of the items you already have and that the rest could probably be located in a local pound shop, charity shop or a second hand site like Gumtree. As I always say, you do not need a house full of expensive toys to keep a young child entertained!!   Essentials: - muffin trays, egg boxes, boxes - small plastic...

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