Center Parcs Ireland Winter Wonderland

So back in August I was trying to decide what to get my husband for his upcoming 40th birthday. I had been chatting with friends about Center Parcs and I thought oh wouldn’t that be a nice idea to head away for the week and get some unexpected family time. Some people suggested a weekendContinue reading “Center Parcs Ireland Winter Wonderland”

When are you going to have kids?

A question most of us ask without too much thought but I guess it’s a question we shouldn’t really ask as quite frankly it isn’t our business but most importantly we have no idea what is going on in anyone’s life.  I remember being asked this question or similar, soooo many times and I’d laughContinue reading “When are you going to have kids?”

Homemade Playdough

Messy but fun! Making homemade playdough was so exciting for the boys! We’d got the recipe from playschool. They loved to mix all the ingredients together and add in the food dye picking the colour of their choice. Not only does playdough encourage creativity, it also enhances hand eye co-ordination, develops fine motor skills, canContinue reading “Homemade Playdough”

Felt Story Boards

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒚, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒙 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚 Story time felts are fab for encouraging playful learning through a hands on experience developing self expression plus many other skills such as; 👌Visual ~ Spatial perception and colour recognition👌 Tactile ~ Involving the senses ~ textures, sounds, colours and shapes👌 Fine Motor Skills ~Hand-eye coordinationContinue reading “Felt Story Boards”

Morning Affirmations

𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀. 𝗪𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼. Give this a go, every morning repeat these 8 affirmations to yourself, set an alarm on your phoneContinue reading “Morning Affirmations”

Crazy Straws

𝘽𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. Blowing through straws especially these crazy straws help to strengthen some of the muscles needed to speak. You can blow leaves, cotton wool etc and you can blow bubbles in water (you could add in some fairy liquid and food colouring toContinue reading “Crazy Straws”