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Have Fun With Autumn Leaves!
As the weather cools and the leaves start to fall, it’s a colourful time to play outside! We invite you to spend time amongst the trees this week and see what treasures you can find.
Here’s our guide to exploring the wonders of trees with small people this Autumn.
Do you know your beech from your birch? The Woodland Trust has a handy leaf guide you can print and take out and about. Take a look at the shape of the leaves you find, and whether the edges are smooth or jagged. Is the leaf in one big shape or are they divided into separate leaflets?
Autumn is the...
Starting school traditions from around the world
It’s back to school week in England. If your little one is starting school for the first time this September, chances are feelings are high for both parents and children, whether that’s with nerves or excitement.
Here in the UK we don’t have much in the way of ‘starting’ traditions beyond the obligatory photo in slightly oversized uniform! The focus is more on finishing, with graduation ceremonies and leaver’s assemblies.
But starting with spirits high can set the tone for the whole year. So, we invite you to get inspired by traditions from around the world and mark the...
Foraging with children
There is something magical about finding food growing wild. And there are lots of foods out there to tempt us, once we start looking. With a little guidance, even young foragers can get in on the act. Late summer, as fruits, berries and nuts ripen, is a great time to start.
It’s worth establishing some ground rules straight off to keep everyone safe. The number one thing to spell out before anyone pops anything into their mouths is that they need to check with you first. Most of the fruits and plants we recommend starting with are easily identified, but it’s wise to have an adult on hand to...
Bikes and babies – get cycling!
There’s so much to enjoy on a bike – the freedom to explore, the speed, the adventure. Whether you’re an enthusiastic, reluctant or beginner cyclist yourself, getting on your bike with small children opens up everyone’s worlds: you can go further and faster while still feeling the breeze and sun on your face (and, let’s be honest, the wind and rain sometimes!).
We’ve got lots to say about the joys of cycling, so watch out for more coming soon! This post’s all about getting on your bike with your baby, toddler or pre-schooler before they’re off on their own. For the why and the how…...
10 beach activities for everyone
With the UK being an island amongst islands, there’s no shortage of beaches. Many of us find ourselves coast-bound in the summer season, even if we’re normally landlocked.
While many adults dream of a quiet sunbathe or some peaceful holiday reading, with young children beaches are all about the kit and the activities!
We can help you with the kit of course and we thought we’d also share some ideas for keeping everyone entertained without the need for donkey rides, carousels, or 2p slot machines (though there’s room to enjoy them too!).
A great one for younger...
Now we’re into summer holidays, there’s scope to get creative with bed times!
If a sleep out isn’t for you and your little ones, no problem – just have fun outside as it gets dark then get warm and snuggled in bed afterwards.
The RSPB have loads of ideas and challenges for enjoying the summer nights, but we thought we’d add our favourites too. Who’s intrigued by glow in the dark mud made from potatoes? Read on!
Go on a sensory walk
Get your jumpers on and take a trip down a familiar route – maybe a section of the walk to nursery or school, or a local green patch. How are things different to the daytime?