Tag: kids

Review: Buddy The Bear by Victoria Allen

We’ve been reading Buddy The Bearby Victoria Allen and illustrated by Ovidiu Toma. A delightful bedtime story for children, full of adventures and fun. What did we like about it?  Perfect amount of Excitement- I always find it tricky finding a bedtime story that’s exciting enough to engage […]

Indoor Activities for Active Kids 

With the cold and wet weather I’ve been on a mission to find indoor ways to keep my kids active, develop their gross motor skills and let’s face it..preserve my sanity by letting them burn off energy before bed. Don’t get me wrong I love going for walks […]

The Secret Benefits of Colouring

Colouring is one of those wonderful, classic children’s activities that is adored by many. But there’s a lot more going on than just getting colour on paper- whilst colouring, children are ‘secretly’ (shh! Don’t tell them!) learning and developing a whole array of skills. Perhaps the most talked […]

How to Make a Collage Christmas Tree 

Today we had the exciting task of creating our Christmas Tree!  (Don’t worry it’s gone back in the garage until December.)  Where did we get the kit from? B Creative sell 4ft Cardboard Christmas Trees (£11.99, or 5 for 35.99 excluding VAT) that you (as your kids) can […]

The Importance of Rewards

Rewarding children for good behaviours, such as bedtime routines, toilet training, fussy eating and sharing toys can be an extremely successful way of reinforcing and increasing the frequency of such behaviours. Reward charts are a fantastic, visual mechanism of displaying when a child achieves them.   Reward charts […]

Review: Nature Book by Clare Beaton

As anyone who reads my blog will know, I love crafts and I love nature..therefore I was over the moon when B-Small Publishers said I could review The Nature Book by Clare Beaton.  The Nature Book teaches children about nature as well as providing relevant and exciting craft […]