Category Archives: literacy skills

Letter stamping

While I was sorting out my craft things yesterday I found a lot of things I was hoarding but never using so I decided to give them to the children. Within my craft items I found stamps and ink pads … Continue reading

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Gruffalo activities for world book day

Posy and Puppy absolutely adore the Gruffalo so when Posy found out her class was doing the Gruffalo for world book day she was ecstatic. To make the most out this excitement I quickly found some printable’s to keep my … Continue reading

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Easter Egg, Easter Cards

With Easter coming up we have already started to make our cards. What you need •A4 card •wool •coloured paper, crepe or tissue paper can also be used. • scissors, sellotape, glue and pens. To make the card I helped … Continue reading

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How I kept the children entertained while ill part 1

It’s most parents nightmare looking after the children while ill. Unfortunately for me I have spent a short time in hospital while ill, luckily my hubby could take some time off work to help me as all I was doing … Continue reading

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Make tidying up a game

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. While I was feeling ill hubby had to take Izlles to tennis leaving me with 3 children and a very messy living room, that’s what happens when you spend time … Continue reading

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Discovery bag

This idea can be used in 2 different ways. Either for writing practice or add toys for a sensory/discovery experience for younger children. What you need •strong ziplock food bag •hair gel •small toys •strong tape You can get hair … Continue reading

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Lavender salt

Today my youngest has been playing with lavender salt. This is very easy to make and cheap too. This is what I used to make our lavender salt. All you need to do is add some of the lavender oil … Continue reading

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Letter/pattern recognition with duplo

Today we have been concentrating on letter and pattern recognition with duplo. Last night I got a pile of bricks and built the alphabet one letter at a time using as fewer bricks as possible. Once I had completed each … Continue reading

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Cooking to cure a fussy eater

My 6 year old boy used to eat anything you put in front of him. But recently he has turned really finicky. He refuses to eat most meats apart from sausages and burgers. He doesn’t like “white” food, hot sausage … Continue reading

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Fine motor skills with marbles

Sorry I haven’t really posted in a while but we have been so busy with Christmas and new year, I hope you all had a great holiday. We have been having some quite time posting marbles. My dad got a … Continue reading

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