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Monoprinting – art activity

I love doing art activities even though I am not really talented in this department, even my child who still has very rich and unspoiled imagination, has problems identify if I am drawing a camel or a bird, but I am loving the journey I am on with Teddy letting him explore and experience all […]

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Fossils out of home made air drying clay

There is something about making prints into play though and does not matter if its animal footprints, stones, sea shells or any household objects, Teddy just loves it. I have first introduced this activity to him when he was just over 1 year old and he loved it then. Of course back then he just […]

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Reading – our everyday activity we just cannot be without!

Bookshelves! We never seem to have enough bookshelves! Doesn’t matter how many we have and even when I get a a new bookcase and reorganise everything we never seem to have enough space for all our books! Well, obviously I know that I am the only one to blame as books are my passion and […]

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Practical life in the kitchen – making his treats

I don’t know if it is just me or there are others that feel the same way, but sometimes I am so tired of being the ‘bad’ parent who says NO all the time…no, you cannot have more sweets….no chocolate….no ice cream….do not get me wrong I am not overly strict all the time forbidding […]

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Taste of Nature – making herbal teas

Today Teddy has made us tea from garden daisies which he collected and prepared himself, I just helped him with the boiling water in the end. I just love doing activities like the this one, well, I call it an activity but picking herbs is part of our life but if you look at it […]

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Hervé Tullet’s ‘Mix it up’ in action and where it all went wrong!

Do you know books from Hervé Tullet?  you might have noticed them already, they usually have loads of colours or loads of cut up wholes in them so they are hard to miss. I heard great reviews about them and decided to buy one before even having  look at it first so the first time I […]

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Let it freeze – Hot ice experiment

Can I create Ice by boiling it? what would your children say if you asked them this question? I did ask Teddy  and I don’t know if its because he is only 2, 5 and has not a clue what I’m talking about or he just firmly believes that mammy can do absolutely anything, his […]

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Magnetic field and gravitation

If you have been watching us you could have seen our fun activity magnetic slime, a slime which we made move, stretch and follow our magnets. Teddy has various interactive books with magnets and some magnetic shapes and he knows that they will stick to his magnetic board or to a radiator but when we […]

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Magnetic slime

Do you love playing with slime? We do! there is something really therapeutic about it…the squishy texture or the way it stretches, one minute its runny and stringy and another firm and bouncy. We also love experiments that have an element of surprise and even magic (if you haven’t already check out our HOT ice […]

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Animals of the world

If you have been fallowing me, or reading my previous post you will know that Teddy has been starting to show more interest about our planet, the continents and animals that reside in them. It started with reading the book MAPS more in detail and looking at the migratory journeys of whales (you surely must […]

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