Autumn Music With Your Toddler: October

October

October is a lovely month for exploration! The days are getting shorter, so you have to make more of the time you can still spend outside. Dark evenings make for very cosy playtimes though, with lots of opportunities to snuggle up. Halloween is one of the biggest events this month, and there are so many options for spooky fun-and-games with your toddler. Have a go at some of these Autumn music activities this October: Continue reading “Autumn Music With Your Toddler: October”

September 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)

Books are definitely one of J’s favourite things. They are one of the only things that he will sit still long enough to enjoy. Whenever he is upset, they are sure to calm him down. He has his favourites, but is happy to sit with any book as long as someone is reading it to him. With September now upon us, my attention is slowly turning towards the unmentionable…Christmas! I know that he will be getting lots of lovely books from Father Christmas, as this is where I need your assistance. What books would you most highly recommend for a boy, aged 18 months and beyond? What are your absolute essentials that feature on your children’s bookshelves? I’d love some help please! In the meantime, here are our 4 best children’s books from September 2017: Continue reading “September 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)”

Water Music – Baby Activities for a Rainy Day

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Babies are absolutely fascinated by water! They love watching it move, splashing it, and running their hands under a running tap. It is one of the most versatile materials we have for them to play with, and they never seem to tire of it. A rainy day is a perfect opportunity for some water play – both inside and out! Try these activities, along with these rainy songs, and keep your little one entertained all afternoon: Continue reading “Water Music – Baby Activities for a Rainy Day”

May 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)

We have read to J at bedtime since he was just a few weeks old, but now we are enjoying more story times during the day as well. This month we have incorporating reading into his play, especially as he is now on the move. We select a few different books, scatter them on the floor around his bedroom, and allow him the chance to crawl to the one he would like to read. Real favourites are emerging from this game! It’s so interesting to see which books he crawls straight past, and those that he chooses every time. We’ve mostly been using board books for this game, so that he can play with them without causing too much damage. Proper story books are being saved for bedtime reading. Here are out 4 favourite books for May 2017: Continue reading “May 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)”