• How to make Emotions Dice for preschool play

    March 22, 2018 Jenny

    Becoming familiar with, and confident at, expressing our emotions is probably a life-long journey; but one which definitely starts in the early years. Little has been learning the language of emotions, recently. We have been treated to a number of soliloquies on just how much he loves his imaginary pet, Guinnea, and indeed, how much…

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  • Organising Resources-Guest-The Willow Tree

    March 15, 2018 Jenny

    The third and final instalment today, in the Organising Resources series. I have loved sharing all of the ideas so far, and welcome to Michelle from The Willow Tree today- thank you for joining us!  Hi i’m Michelle (better know as Shel) from The Willow Tree and I am a mama to three children.  I…

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  • Organising resources- Guest- Hummingbirds at Play

    March 14, 2018 Jenny

    The second of our guest posts in this mini-series this week, Jo from Hummingbirds at play is a childminder so has lots of resources and great ideas for how to keep them in check! Take it away, Jo: Welcome to Rabbit Ideas! Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? Hi I am Jo,…

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  • Organising resources- Guest- The Ladybirds’ Adventures

    March 12, 2018 Jenny

    As part of our guest series on organising resources, the lovely Claire from The ladybirds’ adventures has joined us to share her top tips on keeping those learning resources (toys, books and craft materials) under control! Welcome to Rabbit Ideas! Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? I’m Claire and I live with…

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  • Organising resources series

    March 11, 2018 Jenny

    I don’t know about you, but I find organising resources for the children poses one of the biggest challenges to keeping our home tidy. Whether it is toys, craft materials, books, outdoor equipment or loose parts and learning resources, they all have to be stored somewhere, don’t they! This is all in addition to the…

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  • Review-Polar Pen Pal-Arctic Libs Pack

    March 5, 2018 Jenny

    Recently we had a few snow days and Big was home from school. We had some fun outside, doing different activities, and then he found his Arctic Libs Pack which Polar Pen Pal had kindly sent to us a few weeks ago to review. Big got stuck in right away and enjoyed thinking of the…

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  • Superhero letter play

    February 22, 2018 Jenny

    *This post contains some affiliate links.  Recently, Little was given a superhero set of toys with a playmat and book. I have been trying to find interactive was to practice letters with him, and decided to use the superhero set to create a play set-up which he could explore at his own pace. First, I…

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  • The Highway Rat trail- Forestry Commission

    February 15, 2018 Jenny

    Outdoor activities + reading = happy times for us! So much so, that when we heard that Forestry Commission England were setting up several trails for Julia Donaldson’s The Highway Rat around their woodlands this year, we leapt at the chance to try one out. Dalby Forest is the nearest site to us, so we…

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  • Guest post- Daddilife- Why embracing the outdoors is vital for a child’s development

    February 10, 2018 Jenny

    A great guest-post here by Daddilife, a parenting website for dads. Articles from Daddilife have been featured by a range of high-profile outlets, including the Huffington Post. Here, Han-son has written about the importance of getting children outdoors for their development, and the role Dads can play in these kind of activities:  These days children spend…

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  • 7 Ways to celebrate World Book Day- Without Dressing Up

    February 10, 2018 Jenny

    World Book Day is fast approaching. This annual event is run by UNESCO, to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Here in the UK we celebrate it on the first Thursday in March. World book day is a great opportunity for children to celebrate and share their favourite books. They can also collect their very own book, with tokens…

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