It’s third term holidays here and since I promised both myself and my kids that we’d do some painting, yesterday we got busy with bubble painting! You’ll need – Watered down paint, food colouring or liquid water colours mixed with a little detergent. A container for each colour. Straws (a couple for each child unless […]
It’s the end of third term here. Two weeks off from kinder and ballet and a couple of other things that we attempt to squeeze into our life. Two weeks to sleep in and take it easy. Two weeks to go on adventures and paint and draw and stay in our pyjamas all day! We […]
Ah how we love Duplo and Lego! All three kids enjoy building with our HUGE collection of Duplo (big toddler lego). Muski has been able to fit the blocks together and build towers since he was about 18 months old and the girls create amazingly detailed and elaborate constructions and stories to go along with […]
It was about this time last year when we realised Zoe’s fine motor control wasn’t the greatest. Fine motor development is about all the little, ‘fine’ movements we do with our muscles. Usually related to the use of our hands and fingers but it is also about eye-hand co-ordination and use of other small muscles […]
I am not a big fan of colouring in books. I want children to draw from their imagination and experience, rather than colour in someone else’s pictures. I want them to value their own designs and creativity, rather than feel like they should be drawing pictures like those in colouring in books. My girls LOVE […]
Dressing up is big time popular in this house. We have enough dress-ups to clothe a small army, and still there are more and more and more ideas for new outfits popping out of the girl’s heads at a rate of knots. But what about the Small Boy? Muski loves to dress up too… but […]
What do you do on a very hot day, when you can’t go outside, and you’re boooooooooooored. You play ‘Antarctica!’ that’s what you do! Freeze some water in big containers to make icebergs. A fluffy white towel for a snowy base. Or just add some ice blocks to a container of water, stones and your […]
Just popping this in here because I can while we are at my parents place… We LOVE this song and the girls have taken advantage of fast internet and listened to/watched it about 50 times since we got here!