The Ultimate Guide to Travelling With Children

The Ultimate Guide to Family Travel - Our Little House in the Country - 100+ tips and tricks - camping, air travel, road trips, cruising, beach holidays, packing, safety, activities

With the school summer holidays only weeks away I have only one thing on my mind – our summer travel plans.  I am so excited about our upcoming vacation to France and the other trips we have planned for the summer!  I have written before about my own personal tips for travelling with young children and today I would like

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Fantastic Reading Corner Ideas to Inspire and Encourage a Love of Reading in Children

Fantastic Reading Corner Ideas to Inspire and Encourage a Love of Reading in Children - Our Little House in the Country

Fantastic Reading Corner Ideas to Inspire and Encourage a Love of Reading in Children Our home is full to the brim with books and I have created little reading corners and book displays throughout the house for the kids which you may have seen on Instagram and in an older post about displaying childrens books.  There is no need to

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10 Must Follow Outdoor Play Ideas Pinterest Boards

10 Must Follow Outdoor Play Ideas Pinterest Boards - Our Little House in the Country

Outdoor play and Pinterest – two of my favourite things!  Today I am sharing 10 of my favourite Pinterest boards full of outdoor play ideas.  The benefits of outdoor play are endless from better sleep to exercise, from exploring the world around us to developing gross motor skills to name only a few!  Check out and follow these boards from

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Handprint Daffodil Mother’s Day Card

Daffodil Handprint Mother's Day Card - Our Little House in the Country

Handprint Daffodil Mother’s Day Card This is a great little simple card for younger kids to make for Mother’s Day! Materials: white card cupcake cases lollypop sticks paint – yellow, orange, green What you do: pour the paint onto trays or plates draw a circle on the front of the card – we used a small bowl to draw around!

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St Patrick’s Day Crown – a fine motor and cutting skills craft for preschool

St Patrick's Day Crown - a fine motor skills and cutting skills craft for preschool - Our Little House in the Country

St. Patrick’s Day Crown This is a great little craft for preschoolers-working on fine motor skills and cutting skills! This is so easy to make and is a fun way to use all those stickers that are for sale in discount stores for St Patrick’s Day at the moment (my kids always insist on buying stickers for every event or

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Simple St Patrick’s Day Themed Phonics Activity

Simple St Patrick's Day Phonics Activity - Our Little House in the Country

A Simple St Patrick’s Day and Rainbow Themed Phonics Activity! My little boy (5) was becoming bored with his homework recently (ssssh don’t tell his teacher) so I have been coming up with fun ways for him to work on his phonics- initial sounds and sight words! This activity can be used for any of the sounds but for demo

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50 + Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids

50+ Rainbow Crafts, Activities and Sensory Play Ideas for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

50+ Rainbow Crafts, Activities, Sensory Recipes and Science Experiments for Kids Being a lover of art and all things creative I obviously love colour and nothing cheers me more than rainbows!  In recent years rainbows have become even more meaningful for me since the sudden passing of a very dear friend – everytime I think of her and in particular

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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Children (Preschool and Early Primary/Kindergarten)

8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

8 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Kids 8 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Kids 1.  Heart Buddies: What you need: coloured paper/card – pink, red, purple, white scissors glue sticks stapler googly eyes pipe cleaners What you do: cut out a large heart – the easiest way to do this is to fold a piece of paper in half and

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