Curiouser And Curiouser!


Magical outdoor spaces are a common theme in much of children’s literature. There are Narnia and Neverland. On a less magical note, we even have Mr. McGregor’s garden in Peter Rabbit! But, none of these can top the main, and most iconic garden from any children’s book – Wonderland. In ‘Alice’s Adventures…’ Lewis Carroll created […]

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Five minute fun: day five


At home I am always trying to make the regular things in life or normal conversations into learning opportunities and fun activities. 5 minute fun really fits in with my approach to parenting so I’ve decided to take their 7 day challenge with the children and will be sharing the activities we try. So – what […]

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A bit of fairy magic

fairy door

You might have read a while back about all the new fairy that came to live with us. To re- cap she is called Lily after a very special little friend of ours and she lives behind a special fairy door in the kitchen. Did you know that you can invite a fairy to live […]

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How to be…

“When I grow up, I want to be…” What would you fill this in with? What would each of your children fill this in with? I tell the children that when I grow up I want to be a spy. They have told me all sorts over the years including: A superhero A ballet dancer […]

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Kid-powered play

Kid-powered play is quite simply when your child does something to a toy, and that toy responds in some way. So for example, they press a button and a toy makes a noise or lights up. Interactive toys can make learning and play really interesting for children because they see a ‘reward’ for their efforts. […]

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