Firework / Bonfire Night Tuff Spot

After months of trial and error with messy and sensory play I have finally taken the plunge and bought my self a tuff spot.   Partially because I kept getting comments on my posts saying… “You need a tuff spot”.   What is a tuff spot?   They are basically a …

Mess Free Finger Painting

Mess Free Finger Painting If you saw my blog last week you’ll have read about my disastrous attempt at painting with the Robot.  If you’ve been reading my blog a while, I have many attempts at painting with him.  I live in hope that he’ll one day love to paint …

Edible Paint with a One Year Old – How Not To!

I’m pretty determined that the Robot will enjoy painting! This is not the first time I have tried edible paint with him. It’s not going to be the last time either. First time was back in April when I made edible paint with cornstarch. It was chaos and not how …

Red Sensory Box

Red Sensory Box A month or so ago I started a bit of a sensory box adventure.  It’s a slow burner but one that I am going to develop over the coming months.  Red just reminds me of my favourite season Autumn so I figured I’d start off with a …

Wildlife Ice Age Sensory Play

Wildlife Ice Age Sensory Play – Playing with ice cubes is just another fun way to engage your child what better way to theme it than with wildlife toys! Put it all in the freezer, shake about and find out how we got on playing with ice.

A Last Minute Summer Holiday

Today is officially Autumn.  The temperature dropped dramatically yesterday and I’m sat under a blanket as I type.  A mere two days ago though we were on a last-minute Summer holiday.   The British weather never seems to let me down.  August is notoriously rubbish but September I always say is …

The A-Z of Playing With Your Baby

The A-Z of Playing With Your Baby A whole 26 weeks ago…  Okay, a whole 30 weeks ago I started a challenge to come up with 26 different ways of playing with your baby.  As part of my #ABC123 challenge I managed it, I followed the alphabet and have got …

Yellow Sensory Box

A few weeks back I dyed some rice with the intention of using it for some sensory play.  I totally didn’t blog about it though so I’ll give you quick instructions now. Get a bag of cheap white rice, put in a bowl. Get some food colouring (I used the …

Xanthan Gum Fun – Slime!

Pinterest is one of my favourite platforms for getting ideas of the sort of play activities to tackle with the Robot.  I’ve seen a lot about slime and I’ve really wanted to give it a go.   It’s week X of my ABC123 challenge this week and I had to reach …

Water Beads With a One Year Old

When I first heard about water beads I got excited.  A different material than just ordinary water to play with, brilliant.  They aren’t edible though so I bought them with, “I’ll try them and see how it goes” in mind.   The Robot now at 13 months has got really …

Velcro Puzzle Game

Have you ever wanted a puzzle that can change and adapt to your growing child’s needs?  Well I think I’ve come up with an idea that will solve this. All you need is a mini white board and pen, some Velcro dots and shapes or pictures.  I bought a board …

Under Water Sea Foam Sensory Play

Have you seen my Unicorn Sea Foam Sensory Play? I’m really happy that the weather has been warmer recently as it’s making “wet” messy play easier to do.  This week I am going underwater with some foam sensory play.  I found this idea at Two Daloo – Soapy Sea Foam.  …

Tug Box Fun For Little One

I’m not normally a ‘how to make’ type blogger but this weeks play activity involved me making a Tug Box for the one year old tuRobot.  Basically a box with string and ribbon going through it that can be pulled back and forth. What harm can a little how to …

Shower Painting

I’m not adverse to a bit of messy play, in fact I embrace it. My viewpoint is that it’s inevitable he’ll get messy so let’s make that happen. Painting has to be one of the best ways to get messy! However I have been avoiding real paint, I’ve had mess free and edible paint… The Robot is one now, surely that is a right of passage to the REAL paint!

Rubbish, Ramps and Racing Cars

Rubbish Every day it seems we get rubbish through the door. Does the post man not know how excited I get when I hear the letter box go, only to find its just more rubbish.  Bitterly disappointing! Never fear though as now I have a use for it. The Robot …