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Our children are busy creatures making lots of demands on your time and energy. Here are some ideas for keeping your child occupied, and to help you give them a good start in life.

Inexpensive play

August 18, 2014 | Filed under About Children

Although there is wide range of toys available today, children are often very happy with some simple inexpensive activities. 

Water and sand are always popular, and kitchen cupboards that are usually off-limits to very small people are always good for fun and noise.

School holidays activities 2. Start a garden indoors

July 24, 2013 | Filed under Inexpensive play

Winter school holidays can be a challenge to find activities to keep the children occupied when its often cold and wet.

Starting seeds is a fun activity, and it’s great to do with kids! …Read more

School holidays activities 1. Make a rainbow wind spinner

July 12, 2013 | Filed under Inexpensive play

I’ve been looking for interesting activities for the younger set n time for the next school holidays.  This wind spinner took my fancy and I’m planning to make it with my grandsons next week.  I found it on …Read more

Children and Science – Baking soda and vinegar volcano

August 20, 2012 | Filed under Inexpensive play

I was going to stay with my daughter and grandchildren recently and before I went I thought it would be interesting to show them what happened in the kitchen when you mix baking soda and vinegar.  I do this all the time when I’m making up more kitchen cleaner (see recipe here)

Then I found the science kids web site with a lot of science ‘experiments you can do with your children.  Lots of fun in school holidays or for a wet Sunday afternoon.




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