The Art of the Brick is an exhibition of Lego sculptures made by American artist Nathan Sawaya. Like lots of children, Toby and Gabe love Lego and our house is full of it. So, when I heard about The Art of the Brick I thought it might be something fun for us to go and see.Read more
I usually write these update posts right after the boys’ birthdays but somehow I’ve ended up being rather late with this one! Toby’s birthday back in July, and his Forest School party, seems an age ago now. We’ve had a whole summer holiday and a full term at school since then, but I couldn’t let a year go by without writing one of these updates that I’ve been doing since Toby was four months old!Read more
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When Toby and Gabe were younger we were always quite strict about bedtime. We kept to our routine, even on holiday and for special occasions. This was mostly because both boys really need their sleep and they just didn’t cope well with staying up late. They would be grumpy, and then it would cause problems for at least a day or two after.Read more
Every year we like to get one or two new decorations for the Christmas tree, and this year I decided to make some personalised baubles using some Bostik products that we had been sent. These baubles are quick and easy to make and you can personalise them however you wish.Read more
With Christmas just around the corner Toby and Gabe have been getting crafty and making some easy Christmas cards to send to their grandparents. We used craft materials provided by Bostik to make the cards. In this post I’ll show you which products we used, and how you can make this easy Christmas Card craft for kids too.Read more
I’m sure we’ve all used Blu Tack to stick pictures on the wall or notes to the fridge but it as so many other uses too. I’ve been working with Bostik and they asked me to share my #BluHacks – ways of using Blu Tack that you might not expect.Read more
Everyone loves the zoo. The perfect family destination that’s got plenty of interesting animal sights and sounds for both kids and parents to enjoy, and a day that’s not too heavy on the pocket either. On top of that, a day at the zoo can usually tie in nicely to a wider trip, making it a perfect memorable holiday moment.Read more
Arts, crafts and creative exercises have long been an established part of teaching, learning and play for children – but, why exactly are they so important?
It may be easy to think of play and art as simply a pleasurable diversion for children, but it can have a profound impact on their development. Art and play can help children to expand their social and cognitive skills, has a lasting impact on personality and shapes the way that they approach and deal with problems.