Life lately

I have been a bit quiet on the activities front at the moment, simply because almost all of the time we are at home Frida wants to be looking at, or having us read, her books. Current favourites include “Bouncing”, “The Cat in the Hat,” and “Slinky Malinky“, but really any and every book will do. …

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Mess-free finger painting 

I have seen lots of posts and photos around the internet of babies and toddlers doing mess-free finger painting, aka paint in ziplock sandwich bags. A charming, sensory experience – messy without the clear up. I thought I would see if Frida was interested. I popped some glitter glue and a couple of splodges of…

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Offering choice: choosing clothes at 9 months

I read this brilliant blog post by Nicole from the Kavanaugh Report on providing meaningful choices for babies and toddlers and it really resonated with me. I want my daughter to learn that she can impact on her surroundings – that her desires are valid, and that the choices she makes are important. I don’t see why…

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Baby-friendly playdough

Each week Frida and I attend a baby sensory class for one hour. I like it because she enjoys it, but also because the class leader comes up with so many different activities for the little ones which can be replicated at home. This week the theme was “colour” and one of the activities was exploring coloured…

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Messy play – finger painting with jelly

I want to do more messy play activities with Frida. I often have good intentions but don’t get round to it, or choose to do something less, well, messy. Inspired by some charming photos online of similar aged babies doing finger painting, I thought we would give it a go with some edible “paint” made out…

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