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Children Need More Time Outdoors

Children Need More Time Outdoors




Playing outdoors is important for child development. Beyond the years of childhood there is also so much to gain from the outdoor playground as adults. You may be surprised to discover that a recent survey concludes that 75% of children spend less time outside than a prison inmate per day. 
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Amy Louise
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Heart Themed Sensory Play

Heart Themed Sensory Play


Heart Themed Sensory Play for Preschoolers


Following on from all the lovely heart themed activities we have been enjoying as of late, today I am sharing another one we had fun with today.


Now the boys are getting a little older they seem to be really gravitating towards sensory play. They have such fleeting attentions usually but activities like this are really keeping them engaged.

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Amy Louise
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Frozen Pom Pom Hearts

Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts

After a recently activity that proved to be very successful at holding the boys attention:


I wanted to create more opportunities for Sensory Play throughout the day. This was an activity I could prepare in just a few minutes one evening. It wasn't something that was in the way and provided a back up activity that I could whip out to do if a moment of calm and focus was needed. 

I used resources that we already had in the house so it didn't cost me anything either. I shall add some links at the bottom of the post providing some of the resources I used. If I've not been able to source the exact same, I have added the closest thing to it. 

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Amy Louise
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Little Scribblers World Busy Bags

Little Scribblers World Busy Bags


Little Scribblers World Busy Bags


Today I want to share with you a company who make busy bags. Bags that are full of fun activities for children to help develop various areas of learning. They are compact, so suitable to carry around and can be used for an activity at home, eating out, visiting family - just about anywhere.

Children can have short attention spans. They are always seeking to learn, explore and make sense of whats around them. Whether you are looking for something to entertain your child, teach and develop specific skills or bring about a calm few minutes, these packs are a fantastic go to resource. 

With the hard work done for you, you can use them the minute they land through the door! 

Today I am sharing with you - Little Scribblers World.

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Amy Louise
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Peppas Secret Suprize

Peppas Secret Suprize


Peppas Secret Suprize


It would be frightening if I found out how many Peppa Pig episodes are on in my household in a week. My boys are obsessed with Peppa right now. I feel likes its always on in the background and I've even sat watching them (often in a daze from the day I've just had) after the children have gone to bed.

A quick google search showed me that there have been 254 episodes created of Peppa Pig to date. This leads me to wonder why we only ever see the same few on repeat on Nick Jr Peppa? The Bike Ride, Pedro Losing his Glasses, Secret Club, Peace and Harmony, Black Berry Bush, Bing Bong Boo, GeeGee Leaving, School Roof, Garden Gnomes, Lucky Puddle Jumping Boots - HA! I could go on.... 

Out of all the children's program out there - Peppa is one I don't mind being on. 

Anyhow the purpose of me posting today is to share a cheeky reveal with you. 
We were contacted by Character Toys and asked to do a big reveal of a very exciting new toy that Peppa Pig fans are going to LOVE.


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Peppa's Secret Suprize - Series 1, Party.

How many hours have your children sat with the ipad/phone in their hand watching blind bags being opened? The amount of times I have taken Neve to a toy shop for a special treat and all she has wanted has been blind bags and eggs! 

The once we took her to Toys R Us (still not over the fact that these have gone now by the way). with the intention to buy her her first bike. She wasn't interested at all and instead selected a 99p Frozen kite, which by the way was brilliant - 2 blind eggs and 2 blind bags. She was over the moon!


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So when we had the opportunity to take a closer look at this new toy - we jumped at the opportunity. Here is how we got on:


Each box has six hidden draws. The draws house five secret blind bags, fun stickers and an exclusive figure from the series in glittery party outfits. Children will be able to hunt for Peppa, George, Suzie, Rebecca and Zoe. 

Series one is launching in December in the UK with a yellow suprize box and a party theme. This will be swiftly followed by a new series in 2019 which will feature different coloured boxes, a brand new theme of figures and accessories to collect.

Neve absolutely loved this toy. Blind Bags still remain a firm favourite of hers and having so many to open and discover in each set was great! Shes already asked if she can do some more.

Each set will retail at a RRP of £9.99. You can see more by checking out - Character Toys.

We were sent the two boxes as seen above in order for us to be able to conduct the big reveal. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. 



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Other posts to check out on Learning and Exploring Through Play:


I love you to pieces Suncatcher Card    Melted Snowman Family    Rainbow Streamer Craft



Recycled Valentines Crafts for Preschoolers    Recycled Valentines Crafts for Preschoolers    Sensory Winter Play for Preschoolers



Mark Making with Kinetic Sand    Plastic Easter Egg Art Ideas    Space Themed Sensory Play Small World
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Amy Louise
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