Preparing for Spring: Putting together a nature walk bag

I always find that it gets to a certain point in February – crocuses and snowdrops are popping up everywhere, daffodils are appearing in gardens and by supermarket checkouts, the days are suddenly feeling longer and lighter – when I start to really crave spring. Do you feel it too? Unfortunately, the weather man tells…

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Christmas decorations: Bringing winter inside 

Today is the last Friday before Christmas. My husband has finished work until the new year, I’ve started to it wrap a few gifts, winter solstice has passed, and Frida’s advent calendar is looking decidedly worse for wear. Christmas feels very close now – close enough to justify decorating our home a little. This morning…

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Care of animals: making bird treats 

Frida and I have had great fun making simple bird treats today. It’s a perfect practical life activity for a cold, dry winter day. Bird treats couldn’t be easier to make, and they are simple enough to do with young child (as well as being a great way to help our feathered friends keep well…

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Holiday gifts at two and a half 

I really enjoy picking out gifts for Frida. She is into so many different things at the moment, choices feel potentially limitless. This year I’ve gone for things which I hope will bring her joy through deep play, just as her other toys do. Our family celebrates both Christmas and Chanukah, so we will be…

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On Our Bookshelves: Winter Books

It is officially December! This morning I showed Frida our new rotation of books, which are all about winter and the holidays we celebrate (Chanukah and Christmas). I have been so excited to rotate in our winter books this year! I think because it has been a difficult summer and autumn for us, winter this…

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