Busy bags… For keeping entertained in quiet situations

Out for a meal? Meeting at the bank? Dentist/doctor appointment? Cup of tea with an elderly relative? Long drive? At times we just have to drag the children along to something that they are probably not going to enjoy and will most likely be bored and play up… So I have made a list of…

Olympics or should I say ‘Toddlympics’

Over the summer we have played various games that relate to the Olympics… I love the Olympics and Paralympics… Such inspirational people and I think it’s a really good thing to encourage children to get involved in… Being so young, we didn’t exactly do proper sports… Just our variation of them. All of our Toddlympics…

I just need 10 minutes… Ways to keep toddlers entertained

I’ve been ill this week with a sickness bug… It got me thinking about how I would entertain the children when all I want to do is lay on the sofa and sleep!  Also, sometimes you need to get on… Whether it be cooking a meal or getting yourself showered and dressed etc… Or you simply…

Nature art 

Going for a walk is a lovely stress busting activity… But only if the kids don’t whinge for the entire walk!!!  I have found that giving Lara a task whilst on a walk worked brilliantly!! We went during Williams nap time so he was out for the count… I gave Lara a carrier bag and…

Say Cheese!!!!

Ok, so… I will admit that I’m pretty guilty of the whole ‘photo set up’ thing… You know, when you get your child to stop at the top of the slide and smile and say cheese and look all happy for the most perfect photo of a happy time at the park… When in reality,…

Shaking it up 

Probably like most of you at times, we got ourselves (or rather I did) into a bit of a rut of doing the same things all the time… Same groups, same park, same activities, same tv programmes, same breakfast, same outfits… Oh my god I’m bored just thinking about our daily activities!!! Partly down to…