Making Crayon Stars

Making Crayon Stars

The twins have really been showing an interest in all things writing lately. So I decided to capitalise on this and make some star shaped crayons with them.   It really is as simple as:   Whenever I see a silicone mould that I like, I tend to buy two. One that I can...
Rock Painting

Rock Painting

When we used to live in the US there was this cute trend of hiding painting rocks for the public to find. We only ever found one, but the kids used to love looking for them. They were a little young to get the concept of painting them and then hiding them for others...
Home-Made Puppet Theatre

Home-Made Puppet Theatre

My kids really enjoy imaginative play. It’s definitely one of their strengths. But it had been a while since we had played with our puppets so I thought it might encourage them if I made it a bit more engaging. My answer…. make a puppet theatre. This way...
Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Pencil Grip?

Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Pencil Grip?

One thing that almost any parent of a preschooler will be aware of, is how they are gripping their pencil. Now, let me start by saying that this is not something that develops overnight. It takes time, a concentrated effort and multiple developmental skills lining up...
Why Struggles Are So Important for Kids

Why Struggles Are So Important for Kids

Yesterday I posted an article about “Lawnmower Parents” on my Facebook Page. According to the article, Lawnmower Parents are parents who mow down any obstacle even before the child encounters one. One paragraph that really resonated with me was: “But...

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