Physical Development

Messy play – bubbles and water play at home

'Water Mumma!' 'Bubbles Daddy!' Daisy very clearly asks for different play each morning and she frequently asks for water play; she is content to play with water in a variety of ways. None of the water play ideas needs any special equipment and can be set up indoors or outside. They all provide more messy play… Continue reading Messy play – bubbles and water play at home

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

Physical Development

Ideas for using sensory tubes with toddlers-‘filling holes and spaces’.

At the start of the year I wrote my blog 'Using everyday items to develop eye and hand control in toddlers' and in the weeks since, I can see how Daisy's eye and hand control skills have flourished (she recently hit her 16 month eye and hand control milestone), particularly as now, as well as… Continue reading Ideas for using sensory tubes with toddlers-‘filling holes and spaces’.

Physical Development

More ways to use a builder’s mixing tray for messy play

Almost every day I see Daisy involved in some form of messy play. She's either doing messy play at home or Mummy, and sometimes Daddy, takes her to a Messy Play Activity Session. Messy play activity sessions are available around the country and you can find what's available locally for you with an internet search… Continue reading More ways to use a builder’s mixing tray for messy play

Physical Development

How to use a builder’s mixing tray for messy play with under two’s

During my recent stay with Daisy we had plenty of messy play time, using the latest addition to her play area. Daisy now has a large blue plastic tray for her messy play. Daisy really enjoys messy pay so this tray is in use most days and she's been enjoying all different types of messy… Continue reading How to use a builder’s mixing tray for messy play with under two’s

Physical Development

Play ideas using extra-large disposable foil roasting trays

It's that time of the year when the supermarkets are full of all kinds of festive treats. We've purchased two of those extra large disposable foil roasting trays that appear along with all the other paraphernalia that we might need for seasonal entertaining. But these trays won't see the inside of an oven; they are… Continue reading Play ideas using extra-large disposable foil roasting trays