Getting rid of my little boys toy box and other madness – What on earth is the Montessori method and why am I following it with my children?

As you now know I flippin’ love Pinterest and have been using it for the last two months solidly researching play ideas for my children, particularly my toddler (now 18 months). Whilst browsing ideas for the beloved weekly activity rotation I’ve come across the word Montessori many times, and had pinned a few ideas from… Continue reading Getting rid of my little boys toy box and other madness – What on earth is the Montessori method and why am I following it with my children?

Play ideas for baby 0-3 months

My main posts will cover the ideas I’ve tried with my toddler as there are hundreds of these, but whilst browsing Pinterest I came across a few ideas for play with my baby girl. Most of these activities have only been used in the last few weeks, from about week 9/10 onwards as before that… Continue reading Play ideas for baby 0-3 months

Other toys/things my 17 month old has found fun to play with this month

I put out our box of activities everyday but let him pick and choose what he wants to do and when, except for the messy play/water play activities which are usually in the afternoon after his nap. Sometimes we don’t do the activities but just go with the flow and play with whatever he finds… Continue reading Other toys/things my 17 month old has found fun to play with this month

Summary of 17 month old activity boxes

Thought I’d summerise the best ideas I’ve found and used for entertaining my 17 month old. Any with relevant links to guides or printables are clickable: Toy cars Playdough and anything he can stamp into it Water play Flashcards Paints/crayons/pencils/chalks/bathpaints Hide and seek & being chased Wooden peg puzzles & 2 piece jigsaws Pom pom… Continue reading Summary of 17 month old activity boxes

Daily box of fun – Mondays activities for 17 month old

For more info on why I do the daily boxes please see the original post. Summary of the weekly boxes for 17 month old here. So, our MONDAY BOX!   The activities for today are: Cars and road mat Colouring book and crayons Playdough and cutters Flashcards Water play Puzzles Spiderweb laundry basket Nursery Rhyme… Continue reading Daily box of fun – Mondays activities for 17 month old

Daily box of fun – Sundays activities for 17 month old

For more info on why I do the daily boxes please see the original post. Summary of the weekly boxes for 17 month old here. So, our SUNDAY BOX! The activities for today are: Tactile sensory play Toys in foil **EDIT NOW RUSSIAN STACKING DOLL Magnetic fishing My First Scribbler board Puzzles Posting cards/pipecleaners/dominos Wooden… Continue reading Daily box of fun – Sundays activities for 17 month old

Daily box of fun – Saturdays activities for 17 month old

For more info on why I do the daily boxes please see the original post. Summary of the weekly boxes for 17 month old here. So, our SATURDAY BOX! The activities for today are: Playdough cars Chalk drawing Playing music/making noise Send a toy for a ride Flash cards (same ones as yesterday but new ones… Continue reading Daily box of fun – Saturdays activities for 17 month old