Balance, Family, Indoor activities, mothering, Parenting, Screen free activities, Screen time

How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Yes I know. It seems a little counter-intuitive, doesn't it? Bring a "smart device" into your home, and it will reduce the time your kids spend in front of another device. But surprisingly, it's true.  Husband got me an Alexa for last Christmas. I actually wasn't really that happy about it. I mean - it's not… Continue reading How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Crafts, creative play, Indoor activities, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Traditions

Autumn Sun Catchers – A Perfect School Holiday Activity

Looking for a fun, cheap Autumn nature craft activity to do with the kiddos over the last few days of the holidays? A few years ago I made these beautiful sun catchers with my kids, using Autumn treasures. It came up on my facebook memories so I thought I'd pop it up on the blog!… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catchers – A Perfect School Holiday Activity

hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, mothering, Natural parenting, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Winter

Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.

When I first saw bloggers/other Mums making their own gummies I thought "woah, that's hard core, they must be super-mums". Nevertheless, the more I read the recipes, the easier it seemed to be. Call me a super-mum, whatever....I'm actually not - I find making gummies FAR easier than baking! I EVEN MAKE THEM WITH THE… Continue reading Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.

Christmas, creative play, Early childhood development, Family, Fine motor development, hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, open ended play, Parenting, Screen free activities, Traditions, visual perceptual skills

Open Ended Toys and Shopping Small: What Our Kids are Getting for Christmas.

I thought I'd share what my kids will be getting for Christmas this year. Not because anyone's asked. But because I'm a blogger, so that's what I do. This year I had a couple of goals in mind for gifts for the kids: Open ended play items: meaning toys that can be played with in… Continue reading Open Ended Toys and Shopping Small: What Our Kids are Getting for Christmas.