Monday 18 August 2014

They're Almost Over...

I'm talking about the summer holidays, we've had sun, we've had downpours so we have been able to get outside and enjoy the good weather but have needed some rainy day options too! For me my little man has recently found his feet so my main job has been to make sure he doesn't have any nasty falls. Other than that we have enjoyed indoor time learning how to play with different toys and some sensory messy play. One of our favourites is cornflour. You manipulate it and it's solid, stop and it's gloop! Eliot loved watching me roll it in my hands and seeing it go gloopy. He had a great time poking it and picking it off his highchair tray. It's a fab, cheap way to do some sensory exploring and you can make it more exciting by adding food colouring and bits of glitter.
Outdoors we've been enjoying lots of visits to different parks and visiting museums.
At one of many parks

 In the British Museum
One of the  best things about the summer holidays is getting the chance to catch up with family we don't see very often. Eliot loves his big cousin Ella so it was nice they had more time to play.

 Of course being active indoors or out works up an appetite! We were recently sent some McVitie's BN biscuits to try out which are a great 'treat' snack. If you haven't come across them yet, they are sandwich biscuits with a cheeky wink available in three different flavours (chocolate, raspberry & vanilla). We were sent the raspberry and chocolate to try.
 I think I enjoyed trying the BN biscuits more than Eliot! Both flavours taste great but I would have to say I preferred the chocolate overall, probably because I am a bit of a chocoholic! Here's Eliot enjoying a BN biccie...

As I said they are great as sweet treats and perfect for picnics in or out.

My tips for the summer holidays...
  •  Have some rainy day activities up your sleeve, even when it's not raining! From crafts, to toys to projects there is so much inspiration out there!
  • Budget for days out as they can be very costly. Taking picnics can save a lot of dosh too!
  • Encourage your kids to use their imagination. Whether it's going on a Gruffalo hunt or role play with their toy shop, get them to use it!
  • Catch up with family and friends, it's nice for the kids to spend time together and/or with different people.
  • Get cooking in the kitchen, it could be simple fairy cakes or something more complicated. A great way to inspire kids to get hands on with food.
  • Make the most of the good days, get outside to the park or wherever takes your fancy!
  • Read with your children everyday whether it's you reading to them or vice versa!
What would be your best tip for summer fun?
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