Valentine's day is arriving and there are hearts everywhere so I thought it would be a good way to incorporate some maths games and sensory play. We have had a lot of fun with these games and love is definitely in the air now! Sensory Tray Resources: Coloured rice, coloured oats, range of red items … [Read more...] about Valentine’s day special- maths and sensory play
Since the last blog I have been working pretty much full time so it has been hard to fit in all the normal day to day bits as well blogging, but luckily things are now back to normal and back to part time work so I get more time to explore games and try them out with the children. We have been having a … [Read more...] about Games for spellings and more phonics fun
It is that funny week between Christmas and New Year when nobody has a clue what day it is. We have also been in semi hibernation because of a chicken pox outbreak (it is very dangerous for Isabel to catch while she is still on treatment) so there have been lots of opportunities to play with Christmas … [Read more...] about Our Top 5 Accidentally Educational Fun Games!
With Christmas rapidly approaching I thought I would share some of my favourite Christmas phonics games with you. These games help to practise either individual phonics sounds or CVC words. They can also be adapted if you have children working on different phonics phases. These ideas have all been tried … [Read more...] about Christmas phonics games
I've decided to share finger gym activities today as they have been a big focus in our house for the last couple of weeks. Finger gym are games and activities that help children to develop their fine motor skills and exercises the muscles in the fingers and hands that are used when writing. The activities … [Read more...] about Finger Gym Activities – what are they and how do they work?
As it was Halloween yesterday I thought I would share some of the things we did together. Our girls are not into anything remotely scary so everything we did was very gentle. This was the first time we had done anything other than carve a pumpkin and the girls really enjoyed themselves. The first thing … [Read more...] about Halloween