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Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids

The Golden Rule

So here it is. My only rule. Always let the kids come to you. Try not to clap your hands and say “OK kids we are going to do this activity now.” Even in your best ‘Meryl Streep THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME acting voice’, they KNOW. They just KNOW. In their little heads they go…”Yep,…

The Golden Rule

Games + Activities

Little Ones
Little Ones

Little Ones

Five minute ideas to keep little ones roughly aged 1-3 busy. Working on fine and gross motor skills, speech and language and play strategies.

Let's Play!
Preschoolers
Preschoolers

Preschoolers

Five minute games for children getting school ready between the ages of 3-5. Including first introductions to letters (phonics) and numbers.

Let's Play!
School Kids
School Kids

School Kids

Five minute activities for kids who’re in their first years at school, ages 5-7. Games to make homework more fun or to encourage reading, writing and maths at home.

Let's Play!

Advice + Tips

From Five Minute Mum
From Five Minute Mum

From Five Minute Mum

Here you will find all of my five minute posts on tips, tricks and advice, from things I’ve learned along the way. From topics such as How to Encourage Independent Play, to What I learned on Holiday. I also write about why I only share games from age 1 up and cover some topics which I received training in during my time as a Teaching Assistant, such as Speech and Language…

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From the Experts
From the Experts

From the Experts

Here are some fantastic posts from other experts who have kindly shared their wisdom in these brilliant five minute reads. From topics such as how to encourage water safe play to how to make baking or crafting quick and easy (and slightly less messy!) There are also posts from music teachers, Occupational Therapists and Child Psychologists, all with some insightful tips and tricks to help us out…

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