Now, those of you that know me and this blog well will think...crafts?! WTF....? I know. I am not crafty. We have a craft box and occasionally I grab it down from above the kitchen units but that's often to rummage through it looking for something for a game I've thought up. Occasionally we paint … Continue reading Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts
So I can finally tell you all what I have been working on for quite some time now. A Five Minute Mum book - GIVE ME FIVE - I mean, not literally, that’s just what is is called! I have gathered up all the ideas that are on the blog and lots of new ones … Continue reading BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – Give Me Five
Well, this is a huge topic. I get asked about it almost daily. I could chat and write about it all day. But I won't. Because that would be a snooze-fest. So I will stick to my usual bit of chatter and then do five top tips on ways to encourage your little people to … Continue reading Independent Play
Now let me preface this. I HATE flying. I have a morbid, awful, phobia of it. I have a variety of techniques to help me cope with this and refuse to let it stop me and the kids seeing the world. However, it means we don't fly abroad often so I'm certainly no seasoned expert. … Continue reading Things I Learnt on Holiday
If you have a kid in reception (first year at school) like me you might have heard this phrase. A bit like PHONICS it's another "WTF is that?" thing. You furrow your brow and try to remember if this was something we did at school? Fractions? Multiplication? Yep sounds familiar, but BONDS. What IS THIS? … Continue reading WTF are NUMBER BONDS?
I'm going to start a little "Five Things to do with..." series which I'm kicking off with magnetic letters/numbers. About time eh? After all they are only my actual LOGO aren't they?! This is the kind of item you buy because you think you should. Your child is perhaps pre-school age and you feel like … Continue reading Five Things to do with Magnetic Letters/Numbers
As promised here is a new (secret!) blog midway through my two week Easter holiday. Of course, it's Easter themed! This game was inspired by Ewan and Florence's love of watching other people opening things (like eggs) on You Tube. I thought, "how can I re-create this for them and mix in a bit of … Continue reading Crack the Egg
This will take a little explaining so bear with me, but it's worth it I promise. FIVE new games in here, plus a Christmas wish from me! So way back when I first started this blog my cousin's wife Jen got in touch to ask me if I could think up some fun games for … Continue reading Henry’s Christmas Games