Playing with a six month old

As your baby gets older you should start to find that less of your time is taken up with the routines of feeding, nappy changes and naps. Instead your little one is really starting to interact with you, and with the world around her, and you have time to play. Peek a...

Playing with your Newborn

When you first bring a new baby home you are focused on meeting their physical needs, they just seems to eat and sleep. But after the first few days babies need to sleep less and you might suddenly find yourself wondering how to entertain them. Read on for some play...

Why I don’t feel guilty

Picture a new mum sitting with a cup of tea and a book. Her baby is nearby, watching the leaves blowing in the wind and quietly cooing. Domestic bliss? Perhaps an impossible dream? Or should she be filled with guilt, an evil woman denying her baby the attention they...

Singing through the day

Singing through the day Earlier today I was cutting a two year old’s toe nails. I managed to do about four nails before he started squirming around so I made up a silly song. It made no sense, the lyrics were awful and they had the wrong rhythm for the tune...

The good and the bad of playdough

I love playdough, it’s such a great way to engage children. It’s sensory, with all the different colours, scents and textures, it lets them use their imaginations, it helps develop fine motor skills and it’s suitable for all ages. Really, why...

Playing with Colour, Learning to Draw

We all treasure that first picture of Mummy or Daddy, the one with eyelashes carefully drawn in but no legs! You can see exactly what your little one wanted to draw and it is a picture to be proud of, but how do they get to this stage and what are they learning along...