Preparing Your Child to Start School – 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

20 Tips for Preparing Your Child to Start School - http://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com #startingschool #backtoschool

Over the years I have offered the following tips many times, this however, is the first time that I will have to take my own advice as a parent of a 5 year old who is about to start school.  He cannot wait to start school, has his uniform and school bag already and constantly asks when is school starting.

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Painting with Water Pistols – Outdoor Summer Fun!

Painting with Water Pistols - More Messy Outdoor Summer Art Fun! - Our Little House in the Country #waterguns #waterpistols #summer #kidsactivities #artforkids

We’ve been experiencing a heatwave here in recent days – stunning, hot, sunny weather, my favourite type except for snow!!!!  We have been taking our activities outdoors and finding lots of fun and creative ways to play and learn in the sun!  For our recent Water Themed Birthday party we bought several cheap and cheerful water pistols at a discount

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Paint Filled Water Balloons – Messy Outdoor Summer Fun!

Paint Filled Water Balloons - Messy Outdoor Summer Fun! - Our Little House in the Country #messyplay #outdoorplay #summer #waterballoons

Following our recent Water Themed Birthday Party we had a lot of waterballoons left and I was eager to try out lots of different activities with them! This morning was bright and sunny and perfect for more waterballoon fun, so I decided to fill several balloons with paint and see what fun we could have! What we used: water balloons

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What’s Inside the Ice-Cube? – Outdoor Summer Fun!

What's Inside The Giant Ice Cube? - Super Outdoor Fun - Our Little House in the Country #iceplay #kidsactivities #gianticecube #summer

Number 81 on our 100 Days of Summer Bucket list is “Discover what’s inside the giant ice cube!”.  Doodles and Oodles have been dying to try this out since I showed them a number of similar activities on other blogs and Pinterest!  Doodles actually did this at nursery when he was 2 or 3 years old and has often referred

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