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Foolproof Rainy Day Activities

Foolproof Rainy Day Activities

    As a mum of five I can tell you that when I know that there’s rain coming that is likely to result in my children experiencing ‘cabin fever’ the realisation is a little gruesome. But here are some activities that are perfect for rainy days, and winter holidays when being indoors is inevitable. […]

Quiet Time Activities

Quiet Time Activities

  With Baby Number 5 due to grace us with their presence soon, I’ve been accumulating a store of ‘quiet activities’ to entertain my rambunctious Master 2. Not a naturally quiet child, Master 2 has only just started looking through books and barely sits still for more than 30 seconds. However, the silver lining is […]

Our Love Affair With Lego

Our Love Affair With Lego

  Ok, I have a confession to make…I love Lego. As a learning tool and platform for unlimited creativity and imagination it is fantastic. It’s also durable and long lasting. We have found that each of our children, no matter their temperament or interest, all enjoy Lego. Master 6 is a choleric/melancholic on the autism […]

DIY Felt Christmas Tree

DIY Felt Christmas Tree

  As a mother of a very inquisitive two-year-old girl, I was very reluctant to put up Christmas decorations on the first Sunday of Advent. But then I stumbled across this idea; a felt Christmas tree where she was in charge of the decorating and exploring the shapes of this festive and holy season. There […]

How To Make Easy Monster Skittles

How To Make Easy Monster Skittles

  To Make Easy Monster Skittles.. You will need: 6 plastic bottles (I bought a pack of plastic milk bottles from the Reject Shop which are perfect for this craft) 6 copies of our monster image below Coloured pencils/textas Scissors and sticky tape A soft, plush ball (for inside skittles) or a light rubber ball […]

Let Them Get Bored

Let Them Get Bored

  It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of using your imagination. I mean, let’s face it, I’ll have a go at making anything, I love drawing and painting, reading novels and creative writing. For as long as I can remember these have been pastimes that I have always enjoyed. They are also something […]

"I'm Just Not Cut Out To Homeschool!" - One Mum's Experience

“I’m Just Not Cut Out To Homeschool!” – One Mum’s Experience

“I’m Just Not Cut Out To Homeschool!” – One Mum’s Experience My eldest is five years old. He should have started school this year… He is not going to school because we have decided to educate our children at home. Interestingly, now that it is obvious to people that we are home educating, we are […]