Why allowing your child to use their imagination through creative outlets is important for their development. Gone are the days of exploring outside, riding bikes and building cubby houses with the kids next door. As a mother of 6 children, I have come to realize that technology isn't just robbing us of our time and relationships, it's also stealing our imaginations, and our children are suffering as a result. As a kid, I remember my sister and I taking off on adventures to t
Ho ho ho!
If that just filled you with dread it's not going to get any better.
Christmas is just a matter of weeks away (just under five weeks actually) and it's probably time to get cracking on Christmas presents.
But if the idea of hitting the shops, especially with the kids in tow, makes you more ho-hum than hi-ho, these ideas might help take a little pain out of the Christmas shopping pinch.
Make your own
Yes it's not necessarily the easiest thing to do especially
With Father's Day looming, have you started contemplating that special gift to give? Don't run out of time this year and find yourself falling back on the good ol' jocks and socks! Check out the links below for some great gift ideas for fathers and grandfathers to suit all budgets. Hard To Find If you're looking for something quirky and unique you're sure to find it here. You'll find shirts, hats, sunglasses, cushions, art, cuff links, head phones, BBQ aprons, key rings, slip
I'M BORED! Are we there yet? Muuuuum he pinched me! Daaaaad she’s throwing toys at me! If this sounds like the usual dreaded school holiday road trip in your car, never fear you’re not alone. I remember many a trip when I was younger, spending time in the back seat with my older brother doing his best to get me in trouble. Thankfully my mum thought of a few ways to try and keep us entertained and of course, to stop my dad losing his cool from the driver’s seat! Reading was on
Looking for a simple activity to keep the kids entertained? Try this sensory dough! Easier to make than play dough with a beautiful smooth texture and it smells wonderful too! All you need is corn flour and conditioner. Food colouring and glitter is optional. Simply mix 2 parts corn flour to 1 part conditioner, mix well then knead with your hands the same way you’d make biscuits. Adding a little more flour if the mix is too sticky. It’s as simple as that! Then let the
Stuck for simple yet fun costume ideas for Book Week? Here is an idea that can be modified to suit every personality - Mr Men and Little Miss costumes! All you need is some cardboard, paint, black permanent markers, sharp knife or scissors, tape and some ribbon or string. Most Mr Men characters are just a simple shape with eyes. So once you have your shape drawn and cut out – the hard part is done. Paint and decorate accordingly. Then attach two ribbons to the back so it
Here's another really easy craft activity the whole family can get involved in creating. All you need is an empty egg carton, paint, glue and skewers or pipe cleaners for the stems. Cut the middle of the egg carton as shown in the top left image. This will be the centre of the flower. Then cut out an equal number of 'cup' parts. Paint the individual parts in your desired colours. Once dry, glue the centres (we used split pins to attach them, but this was not necessary).
Next time you're stuck inside due to wet weather, why not try out this simple craft activity with the kids. Just cut down some old egg cartons, so you have just the cup part. Let the kids go crazy with some craft paint, allow to dry. Then just add some pipe cleaners, pom poms and googly eyes to create all kinds of little animals. #craft #kids #rainyday #mums