Well, well, well, it's that time of year again. Social media is starting to ping with festive posts and this weekend sees 1st December swing around. In this house that means the return of Laurie the Elf (Ewan named him when he was 3!) but if you don't do the elf don't worry, you can … Continue reading Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019
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
Evening all. I'm popping off social media for a couple of weeks for our Easter hols. However I thought I would put this game up onto the blog before I go. Also if you subscribe to follow my blog you might get a little cheeky 'bonus' blog post with an Easter game while I am … Continue reading Stepping Stones