Understanding the World

Discovering insects and other minibeasts

Daisy's interest in minibeasts recently started with a worm, wriggling across the palm of her hand. We'd spotted the worm while Daisy was exploring the compost in the garden.   When we're outside with Daisy we often try to spot the wildlife in the garden and gradually we've been able to show her a butterfly… Continue reading Discovering insects and other minibeasts

Understanding the World

Messy play with compost and gardening with Mummy

It's spring time and it's time to take the builder's tray outside for some messy play. Messy play outside is even more fun than messy play indoors. And it's still possible do messy play in a small space outside. For messy play with compost you just need enough room for a few flower pots and… Continue reading Messy play with compost and gardening with Mummy

Understanding the World

The Lid on a Teapot: fine motor control, the world around her and early number.

Recently Daisy became really interested and wanted to help whenever Daddy made Mummy a cup of tea. Each time she signs 'Hot', says 'Tea' and 'Stir' as she reaches to help Daddy. So it was an obvious choice to purchase a little tea set for Daisy. Mummy then enhanced the play by making a simple… Continue reading The Lid on a Teapot: fine motor control, the world around her and early number.