“Let’s play hide and seek! You cover your eyes and count to ten, I’m going to hide under the chair.” I don’t think The Child’s quite got the principles of hide and seek.
I bought some second hand and variously-sized plastic animals and dinosaurs off eBay and a charity shop. I originally wanted to make sensory bottles for The Child (inspiration from Modern Parents Messy Kids), but after an initial bout of interest, she — frankly — couldn’t really be arsed with them any more. She has got […]
This is the first in a series of what you can do with a kid, a plastic box, and things you can usually find around the home. All you need are: a plastic box, or whatever you tend to use in sensory play; a couple of free magazines / unwanted flyers and junk mail that […]
Spooning rice porridge from one bowl to another (Within reason, mind. She’s been told this can only happen at home.) I don’t want to stifle The Child’s capacity for asking herself questions (eg. What happens if I do this?) and actually trying to answer those questions with ‘experiments’. Having had a fussy eating childhood myself, […]
As a pregnant mother of a toddler, it would help me so much if The Child would play independently. We rush around enough as it is, her social calendar is pretty full. I’ve taken her lead when watching her play at friends’ homes, and have bought toys she seems to enjoy (mostly second hand, I’m […]