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Hands on Ladybirds

Handling ladybirds with toddlers

This won’t be the first time we investigate and discover bugs as it’s a favourite hobby of ours in the garden and now in our local woods.

One of the earliest bugs to appear in our garden appears to be ladybirds and this year at 2 T has the fine motor skills to handle them without squashing them – she isn’t able to pick them up yet as applies a

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Finding Hints of Spring

Finding Hints of Spring

Exploring and learning about changing seasons

We’re not quite there yet but J and T are eager for Winter to be over – they loved the snow but the constant chill in the air and dreary weather is starting to get to them – it seems such a long time since the Indian Summer of September and October.

We’re spending more and more time outside as the days get

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Get Out and Play with ideas from The PLAY Group

Ideas to play outside year around

Introducing The PLAY Group

Today across 13 blogs we are launching The P.L.A.Y. group with play and learning for you from moms and teachers to you as mums and teachers. Covering everything from early literacy to making messy play fun you can visit the blogs and be inspired to get playing and learning with your kids.

You can find us all sharing our ideas on Pinterest with inspiration for kids

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Let me lead

Lead the way

Let me lead the way

What every age your child is handing over control of where to go within a safe area is good for fostering independence, exploration and also for trust in you.

In our local woods (we visit most days) I hand over the directions to the children often – sometimes with boundaries like if we have the dog with us on the walk then we

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Snow through new eyes

snow experiences for the first time

Snow falls for a toddler – through new eyes

We often forget as adults how everything is a new experience for children. T last year experienced snow but at 10 and a half months old she can’t remember it so this week with our first snow of this winter we headed outside.

The joy on her face was something to remember forever, a moment captured as we walked out of

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