Misc

Instrumental sounds: create a cacophony with your grandchild

With a third lockdown in place in the UK, following a period of tiered restrictions, we’re all trying to find new ways to interact with and educate our young children. Many grandparents – myself included – have had to return to virtual contact with their grandchildren. Painful though this has been (especially after weeks of… Continue reading Instrumental sounds: create a cacophony with your grandchild

Physical Development

Keeping Pre-schools Kids active in Winter: Expressive and physical play through ring games and action songs

At this time of year the days are shorter and recently we’ve had more than our fair share of very wet days too. There is only so much outdoor play that your grandchildren can do at this time of year; they still have the same amount of energy but they're spending more time indoors. This… Continue reading Keeping Pre-schools Kids active in Winter: Expressive and physical play through ring games and action songs

Physical Development

Balance and playball fun; dribbling with Daisy

When I watched Daddy and Daisy laying on the floor, singing and playing Sleeping Bunnies I then realised that I haven't written much about some of the more physical play we've been doing together. Sleeping Bunnies came after we'd been playing together with a soft ball. I put the empty laundry baskets on their side… Continue reading Balance and playball fun; dribbling with Daisy