• Sensory play fun
    Blog entry

    why is sensory play so important for babies ?

    Sensory play is so important for little ones development it’s how they learn about the world around them. You are more than likely doing sensory play at home and not really realising. Using simple things like tin foil or shakers are a really good sensory experiences for children. Sensory play doesn’t always have to be messy its play that involves all the senses Touch, taste, smell, sight, sounds. We have done lots of sensory exploration with Ava since she was a very young age. When she was around 3 months old I took her to our first sensory class at our local craft centre. Which she absolutely loved and her art…

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    Why buy cards when you can make them ! 

    If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will be aware that before going on maternity leave I was a nursery manager . I have worked with children since I left school. I have found I have taken a lot of what I did at work into my new role as being a mommy . Especially when comes to making cards. When at nursery we would make cards for every occasions . I never really thought much about the sentimental value of these cards. Since having Ava I have now realised how lovely these child made cards are. Since Ava was a few months old I have made cards…

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    Hartbeeps muti-sensory class review

    Yesterday we were very kindly asked to go to the launch of Hartbeeps in Telford. For those of you that don’t know Hartbeeps is an award winning multi-sensory class for children right from birth. Many of you will know how hard it is to get out of the house with one child, well yesterday me and my friend thought it would be a good idea to take three children to the Hartbeeps class. So as you can guess we were running late after my daughter was crying in the car and my friends eldest needing the toilet . So sadly we missed the start of the class. Emma the leader of…

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    Nutty Putty review and giveaway !

    Today I got to be a little kid again and make things using rollers, cutters using Nutty Putty. When I was little I loved to make creations out of salt dough but I remember it taking for ever to bake and then most of the time it would crack and fall apart !!( so soul destroying after making the masterpiece for hours !!). So when we tried Nutty Putty today I was really surprised at how things had changed since I was little. The putty is a thick dough that can be manipulated to make different shapes. Once your creation is complete you can put it into the oven to bake and…

  • first time parent messy class
    Our day

    Today we got messy

    We are really lucky that just down the road from our house is an arts and crafts shop that offers a place for you to take your children to get creative. You can do anything from sticking and painting at your table to pottery. A plus side of Codsall Hive is the yummy food and drink they have to offer, making it a perfect place to come and meet your friends and also entertain the kids ( bonus !). Today me and my friend did the mid-week messy canvas painting, for the small price of £10 you are given a canvas for your child to mark make on and a…