Recently I asked T what her favourite story is, and she informed me it was The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I expect this has changed now, as she’s two and her opinions on what she likes and dislikes are about as reliable as this lovely summer weather we’ve been having in the UK this year. […]
Farms sets are a great toy for young children, and it’s really worth investing in a good one as they will be enjoyed for years to come. There are some which are more geared towards toddlers and young children, but we felt this one from John Lewis was suitable for a toddler and would stand the […]
Welcome to my first Top Toys post! In these posts I will be sharing my favourite toys, by age, and writing about my reasons for choosing these toys. Since T was born, I’ve always tried to think fairly carefully about which toys she would get the most out of. As a teacher, and a firm advocate of play-based […]
This week we have been doing some play based on Space! T has become interested in rockets recently and so I thought we would do a few things stemming from that. It doesn’t feel like we’ve had a whole load of time so I think we will probably continue with the theme over next week, […]
T’s become very interested in shapes recently and keeps pointing out shapes that she notices around her. I decided to get her a book about them from our local library, and she loved it so much that this week we have been bringing shape into her play! So, activity number one – reading about shapes!
This week we have been doing lots of dinosaur activities! T was given a lovely set of dinosaurs for Christmas and often gets them out to play with them. Since she enjoys playing with them so frequently I thought we’d make the most of it and have a dinosaur themed week! 1. Small World Play The first activity […]
A couple of weeks ago I decided that it would be helpful to have a bit more of a plan for the week when I’m not at work. There are so many fun things I can do with T but without a bit of forward planning so many of them get left undone. I thought I’d see […]