Monthly Archives: August 2012

Build a Mud Kitchen – Why Playing with Mud is Good For Children

With limited toys and great weather,we have been playing  with natural materials and everyday objects. The children and I created a mud kitchen in the garden. What is a Mud Kitchen? A mud kitchen is an outdoor play kitchen for children … Continue reading

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Do Children Need Toys?

We have been in the US for 6 weeks but our furniture and the majority of the childrens’ toys will not arrive for another month.  During this period we have become experts at finding things to play with from around … Continue reading

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Ideas for Staging a Children’s Olympics

Following the Olympics from the US has been a little strange.  We’ve caught some of it live, some the following morning when we wake up and some just by following headlines, Facebook messages or Twitter feeds.  The children have been … Continue reading

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Butlins – A Great British Family Holiday

A few weeks before leaving the UK I had a very special farewell holiday with my family at Butlins Minehead Resort courtesy of Butlins Ambassador Programme. It didn’t quite begin as planned but once we arrived and the sun came out we … Continue reading

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