Halloween Salt Writing

red salt on a green plate with wobbly eyes and black plastic spiders. Red and blue painted letters arranged above the plate spelling out spider.

J is loving learning his letters and in recent weeks he is increasingly asking us to make dotted letters and numbers for him to write so I thought he was ready for some salt writing. There are different substances from around the house you could use to help your child learn to write – sand, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, but this time I decided to try some salt. I decided that I would theme the writing tray to attract J’s interest so that he wanted to participate in the activity and that is how the Halloween salt writing came about.

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Spider Web Fine Motor Challenge

spiders on a bed of shredded green paper with a pipe cleaner web over the top and purple tweezers resting on the pipe cleaners

In preparation for learning to write, I have been creating lots of fun fine motor skills activities for J to play. In keeping with the autumn/Halloween season I made a spider web fine motor challenge for him. It was a really simple activity to set up and I only used items that I had lying around the house already. J was really excited when he saw the spider web in the cupboard and couldn’t wait to get started.

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#InstaLinky Week 17

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Welcome to #InstaLinky Week 17

Here at #InstaLinky our goal is to get your beautiful Instagram feeds seen and some of the attention they really deserve!

We run from Sunday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add up to FIVE INSTAGRAM POSTS throughout the week!

Join Katie (Mummy in a Tutu) and I in a community of snap happy bloggers!

Link up and share all your experiences, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

All posts welcome!

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Best Autumn Activities for Toddlers

autumn activities for toddlers. Two pumpkins with carved faces on a wooden table with autumn leaves in the background.

There are so many fabulous activities for toddlers to do at this time of year whether it is getting them outside in between the rain showers or keeping them entertained indoors on a wet or cold afternoon. Here is a selection of some of my favourite activities from when J was a toddler.

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#InstaLinky Week 16

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Welcome to #InstaLinky Week 16

Here at #InstaLinky our goal is to get your beautiful Instagram feeds seen and some of the attention they really deserve!

We run from Sunday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add up to FIVE INSTAGRAM POSTS throughout the week!

Join Katie (Mummy in a Tutu) and I in a community of snap happy bloggers!

Link up and share all your experiences, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

All posts welcome!

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