Monthly Archives: May 2014

Simple Outdoor Fun and Games – My Country Kids at Play!

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The Country Kids Link Up over on the fantastic Blog and Website Coombe Mill (thanks for the reminder tweet and shout out on twitter on Friday, Fiona) is one of my favourite link ups as it is specifically for sharing outdoor family fun, something I am pretty passionate about.  Usually, I link up one of my posts from during the

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Bubbles Play – Our Top 5 Tried and Tested Recipes

I don’t know about you bu I have spent a fortune on bubble mixture and bubble machines over the years.  My kids are bubble crazy, so crazy that I regularly have to hide the bubbles!!!!  Anyway, recently I said enough is enough and I am not buying bubble mixtures anymore, especially as they invariably get spilled within minutes of the

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An Invitation to Play – Compost Tray, Found Objects from Nature and Toys

If you saw our post on Pre-Writing Skills yesterday you may have seen Doodles using a tray full of compost/Peat Moss to practice his writing in.  I knew that he would be dying to get his hands on this tray when we had finished our writing activities so I had gathered lots of bits and pieces so that he could

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Fun Pre Writing Activities – Early Literacy & Fine Motor Skills Development

Over the past few weeks we have been having quite a bit of fun developing our fine motor skills, in particular we have been working of prewriting activities.  Doodles is starting school in September and is very eager to do homework at the moment (let’s hope he maintains that enthusiasm in the years to come!!!). Activity 1 – Writing Trays

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Construction Play Outdoors – Using Garden Cuttings!

My 4 year old son Doodles is absolutely obsessed with all things building and construction related.  I f he’s quiet then I know not to worry as he is probably playing with Lego or bricks or pieces of recycled rubbish and building some sort of a contraption!!!!  I even had to ask his preschool teacher to discourage him from playing

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