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Spending our Saturday laying in the grass with a magnifying glass ๐ŸŒฑ
Spending our Saturday laying in the grass with a magnifying glass ๐ŸŒฑ
Flamingos! Who doesnt like a #flamingo print! 
#happykids #screenfree #handmade #sensoryplay #autism #sensory #adhd
Moana!!! This bag is filled with 30 trinkets to find. I spy with my little eye..... can you find them all!! #happykids #screenfree #moana #maui #sensory #supportsmallbusiness #ispybag #disney
Bag making today. This fabric is a great neutral fabric. 
#ispybag #happykids #screenfree #handmade #sensory #kids #supportsmallbusiness
Sunday reminder and health tip.... take time out to unplug and recharge โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ˜€
Sunday reminder and health tip.... take time out to unplug and recharge โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ˜€
It's box packing weekend ๐Ÿ’ชand we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what's included in this month's spooky spider Halloween kit! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€
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Organic ingredients included in this month's box are:
- Puffed quinoa
- Puffed brown rice
- Hazelnuts - Buckwheat groats
- Raw cacao powder
- Flaxseeds *
Also included are some eyes and legs to turn these yummy chocolate crispy cakes into ๐Ÿ•ท, and some scarily realistic spiders to help decorate your Halloween creations! *
Finally, two easy to follow recipe cards - for these spooky spiders and for yummy veg filled burgers, because we want to help children learn how to cook a variety of meals.
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Oh and this month are boxes will include a unique discount for @beeswaxwraps_uk. The perfect way to store and transport your Little Cooks Co creations! ๐Ÿโœจ
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This really is a labour of โค๏ธfor us and we can't wait to share this box with all our lovely customers across the country ๐ŸŒŽ
It's box packing weekend ๐Ÿ’ชand we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what's included in this month's spooky spider Halloween kit! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ * Organic ingredients included in this month's box are: - Puffed quinoa - Puffed brown rice - Hazelnuts - Buckwheat groats - Raw cacao powder - Flaxseeds * Also included are some eyes and legs to turn these yummy chocolate crispy cakes into ๐Ÿ•ท, and some scarily realistic spiders to help decorate your Halloween creations! * Finally, two easy to follow recipe cards - for these spooky spiders and for yummy veg filled burgers, because we want to help children learn how to cook a variety of meals. * Oh and this month are boxes will include a unique discount for @beeswaxwraps_uk. The perfect way to store and transport your Little Cooks Co creations! ๐Ÿโœจ * This really is a labour of โค๏ธfor us and we can't wait to share this box with all our lovely customers across the country ๐ŸŒŽ
The making of today's ๐Ÿฅ•cake with these deformed,organic beauties grown & hand-picked by my son a few hous ago at his Oma's farm  #baking #farmlife #citykids #berlin #bakewithkids #backen #kinder #screenfree #ipadfree #oldschool
Lots of colours of rice for next week #sensoryplay #rainydays #halftermfun #screenfree
Give them some rocks and they can entertain themselves for hours. 
#brothers
Give them some rocks and they can entertain themselves for hours. #brothers 
Happy weekend everyone, from my little dinosaur lover ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜. What have you all got planned? If you're travelling with your kids right now, tell me where you are. I'm getting itchy feet!
Happy weekend everyone, from my little dinosaur lover ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜. What have you all got planned? If you're travelling with your kids right now, tell me where you are. I'm getting itchy feet!
Saturdays were made for this...
Saturdays were made for this...
There's worse places to sit and colour with our @djeco_toys art sets! Just perfect for little globetrottersโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŽ
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There's worse places to sit and colour with our @djeco_toys art sets! Just perfect for little globetrottersโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŽ . . . #djeco  #colouring  #art  #creative  #creativekids  #holiday  #holidayfun  #chillout  #relax  #enjoy  #quiettime  #letsmakesomething  #littleartist  #sunshine  #halfterm  #artset  #felttips  #myhappy  #weekendvibes  #saturday  #saturyay  #andrelax  #weekend  #familytime  #screenfree  #parenting  #fatherhood  #motherhood  #letthembekids  #thehappynow 
In case you missed him a few weeks ago, this is Derek the Dragon! We thought he'd be just perfect for @curiouslittlepeople's @smocks.on theme since he's made from cardboard ๐Ÿ‘ Major bonus points if you can name which flag he's (sorta) based on too. โค๏ธ
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If you want to make your own Derek, you can find out how by visiting the blog. He's definitely a good option for a rainy weekend ๐Ÿ‘
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We're currently having an awesome time in Sydney - I'll post more over on Instagram stories ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#smockson #craftforkids #creativekids #toddlerart #craftymom #crafternoon #kidsactivities #mumlife #motherhood #artproject #craftsforkids #kidscrafts101 #toddleractivities #kidscrafts #toddlers #toddlersofinstagram #mummyblogger #parentingblogger #sahm #creativeplay #futureartist #littleartist #playmatters #invitationtocreate #letthembelittle #screenfree #creativelife #kidsart #artforkids #recycling
In case you missed him a few weeks ago, this is Derek the Dragon! We thought he'd be just perfect for @curiouslittlepeople's @smocks.on theme since he's made from cardboard ๐Ÿ‘ Major bonus points if you can name which flag he's (sorta) based on too. โค๏ธ . If you want to make your own Derek, you can find out how by visiting the blog. He's definitely a good option for a rainy weekend ๐Ÿ‘ . We're currently having an awesome time in Sydney - I'll post more over on Instagram stories ๐Ÿ˜Š . #smockson  #craftforkids  #creativekids  #toddlerart  #craftymom  #crafternoon  #kidsactivities  #mumlife  #motherhood  #artproject  #craftsforkids  #kidscrafts101  #toddleractivities  #kidscrafts  #toddlers  #toddlersofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #parentingblogger  #sahm  #creativeplay  #futureartist  #littleartist  #playmatters  #invitationtocreate  #letthembelittle  #screenfree  #creativelife  #kidsart  #artforkids  #recycling 
Christmas Busy Bag final sneak peek..
โญ๏ธChristmas craft designs
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The collection of limited edition Christmas Busy Bags will be released this week some time. If you are keen to be the first to know when, be sure to sign up to the Flying Sprout newsletter!
Christmas Busy Bag final sneak peek.. โญ๏ธChristmas craft designs ๐ŸŽ„ The collection of limited edition Christmas Busy Bags will be released this week some time. If you are keen to be the first to know when, be sure to sign up to the Flying Sprout newsletter!
DIY Cardboard Jet Pack ๐Ÿš€
We love doing Halloween ๐Ÿ‘ป family theme costumes each year!  While the kids are little and don't know any better ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, I can maybe get away with this for a few more years ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I mean, who wouldn't want to dress up with mom or dad? ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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This year we picked Astronauts ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš€ & Aliens ๐Ÿ‘ฝ for our costumes.  My sons already had @Melissaanddougtoys astronaut role play costumes and I thought ๐Ÿ’ญ hey, we could work with this!
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The one thing missing from my sons costume was the jet pack of course! How can he fly in the sky ๐ŸŒŒ without one โ˜๐Ÿป. So when I heard about @smocks.on challenge this week, I couldn't help but make a cardboard jet pack.
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So my son and I got to work ๐ŸŽจ here is how we did it:
๐Ÿ“used cardboard box and paper towel rolls
๐Ÿ“pipettes to squirt the red, white and blue ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธpaint (great fine motor practice) #steamkidschallenge
๐Ÿ“NASA printable sign
๐Ÿ“poked holes in the back to fasten with string
๐Ÿ“tissue paper for the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ...and blast off!
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As soon as Frankie wakes up in the morning, he asks to put on his Astronaut costume because he wants to wear his super cool jet pack and I go along with it, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰. He puts on his costume and I put on my alien eyes ๐Ÿ‘€...he then captures me because he's super fast with the jet pack.  Pretend play at its best ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Swipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปto see our final product and a sneak peek of my alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ costume ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
DIY Cardboard Jet Pack ๐Ÿš€ We love doing Halloween ๐Ÿ‘ป family theme costumes each year! While the kids are little and don't know any better ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, I can maybe get away with this for a few more years ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I mean, who wouldn't want to dress up with mom or dad? ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ . This year we picked Astronauts ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš€ & Aliens ๐Ÿ‘ฝ for our costumes. My sons already had @Melissaanddougtoys astronaut role play costumes and I thought ๐Ÿ’ญ hey, we could work with this! . The one thing missing from my sons costume was the jet pack of course! How can he fly in the sky ๐ŸŒŒ without one โ˜๐Ÿป. So when I heard about @smocks.on challenge this week, I couldn't help but make a cardboard jet pack. . So my son and I got to work ๐ŸŽจ here is how we did it: ๐Ÿ“used cardboard box and paper towel rolls ๐Ÿ“pipettes to squirt the red, white and blue ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธpaint (great fine motor practice) #steamkidschallenge  ๐Ÿ“NASA printable sign ๐Ÿ“poked holes in the back to fasten with string ๐Ÿ“tissue paper for the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ...and blast off! . As soon as Frankie wakes up in the morning, he asks to put on his Astronaut costume because he wants to wear his super cool jet pack and I go along with it, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰. He puts on his costume and I put on my alien eyes ๐Ÿ‘€...he then captures me because he's super fast with the jet pack. Pretend play at its best ๐Ÿ˜‚ . Swipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปto see our final product and a sneak peek of my alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ costume ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
This little bookworm has not asked to watch tv AT ALL since last week. We limit her to less than an hour(more like 45 min)/day anyways, but still surprising. โŒ๐Ÿ“บ
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#toddlerlife #bookworm #toddlers #screenfree #screenfreekids #play #freeplay #letthembelittle #momlife #busy #relax #imagination
Since these past two week's the theme has been Apples ๐ŸŽ, I have reposted this Science project from @littlehandsbigimagination 
@get_repost 
Check out this mommies Instagram page, and Her blog to follow to for find this fun project.

What type of Science projects do you make with your little ones?
Since these past two week's the theme has been Apples ๐ŸŽ, I have reposted this Science project from @littlehandsbigimagination @get_repost Check out this mommies Instagram page, and Her blog to follow to for find this fun project. What type of Science projects do you make with your little ones?
Get play, give play! For every kit purchased Antsy Pants gives back to kids in need! We know how important it is to have play!
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#AntsyPantsPlay #LimitlessPlay #BuildAndPlay #Creativity #CreativeKids #Creative #TalentedKids #Toys #InteractivePlay #Play #PlayTime #Color #Build #BuildActivity #ActiveToys #Activity #Target #ScreenFree #imaginationart #imaginative #imaginations
๐ŸŽ‰FRIDAY๐ŸŽ‰
This is one of my all-time favourite motherhood quotes/sayings! I think as mothers there is so much pressure to be seen to be doing the right thing at all times that sometimes we forget to just embrace it and have fun! Surely that's the most important bit right? 
This week I've started doing something that I truly believe you should try and implement too. On week nights I'm now going to turn off my phone from 530-9pm in order to spend quality time with my family and take a step back from this high speed life! 
5 things I have enjoyed about doing this so far are:
1. The hours seem to last an awful lot longer and so I can get so much more done ! (I even managed to pre iron and layout Ivy's school uniform - pro) ๐Ÿ‘
2. We have read lots of stories and snuggled together without rushing off to quickly send that last email/ txt etc. โœ‰
3. I have enjoyed long lush filled baths and actually taken time to unwind! ๐Ÿ›€
4. I have nearly finished reading a book! (Happy by @fearnecotton - which I highly recommend)๐Ÿ“š
5. I actually loaded the dishwasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (This is massive in our house! - And No, I didn't empty it.... but I am half way there!) What do you spend your evenings doing?
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My #followfriday this week goes to @hummingbirdschildcare for such lovely ideas! 
Happy weekend all! ๐Ÿ’ฅ
#childcareadventures
๐ŸŽ‰FRIDAY๐ŸŽ‰ This is one of my all-time favourite motherhood quotes/sayings! I think as mothers there is so much pressure to be seen to be doing the right thing at all times that sometimes we forget to just embrace it and have fun! Surely that's the most important bit right? This week I've started doing something that I truly believe you should try and implement too. On week nights I'm now going to turn off my phone from 530-9pm in order to spend quality time with my family and take a step back from this high speed life! 5 things I have enjoyed about doing this so far are: 1. The hours seem to last an awful lot longer and so I can get so much more done ! (I even managed to pre iron and layout Ivy's school uniform - pro) ๐Ÿ‘ 2. We have read lots of stories and snuggled together without rushing off to quickly send that last email/ txt etc. โœ‰ 3. I have enjoyed long lush filled baths and actually taken time to unwind! ๐Ÿ›€ 4. I have nearly finished reading a book! (Happy by @fearnecotton - which I highly recommend)๐Ÿ“š 5. I actually loaded the dishwasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (This is massive in our house! - And No, I didn't empty it.... but I am half way there!) What do you spend your evenings doing? . My #followfriday  this week goes to @hummingbirdschildcare for such lovely ideas! Happy weekend all! ๐Ÿ’ฅ #childcareadventures 
โ€˜Zoo menโ€™ in the air!
โ€˜Zoo menโ€™ in the air!
Stepping out. Time to unplug for an hour of โ€˜screen-freeโ€™ time and a wander in the wild wood. Thereโ€™s no better way to re-engage the senses than to walk in the dappled light, leaves crunching under foot and the smell of damp earth in the air.
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#unplugged #mediafast #mediafasting #screenfree #techNO #wild #woodland #greenspace #unplug #walk #nature #natural @unplugged_book
Here we are in the middle of my favourite season (I have at least three of those - on frosty clear mornings and days with snow I'd say I have four๐Ÿ˜Š). I cannot get enough of the outside world. Work overload makes it difficult but we found a little moment on our way home to enjoy those beautiful autumn leaves. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ. Used a needle a string and a button to make these.
Here we are in the middle of my favourite season (I have at least three of those - on frosty clear mornings and days with snow I'd say I have four๐Ÿ˜Š). I cannot get enough of the outside world. Work overload makes it difficult but we found a little moment on our way home to enjoy those beautiful autumn leaves. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ. Used a needle a string and a button to make these.
Messy play in the garden this afternoon. #outdoorlearning #messyplay #mud #eyfs #playtime #boostyourimmunesystem #screenfree
Computational thinking is understanding a complex problem, and in turn understanding the different ways that the problem can be solved โ€“ it doesnโ€™t require using computers or screens at all.  Instead, we can use a variety of playful โ€˜offlineโ€™ or โ€˜unpluggedโ€™ games and activities. For inspiration where to get started, dowload a copy of our FREE Ebook full of hints tips ideas and inspiration for teaching coding and computational thinking to kids! (Link in bio)โ €
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#coding #kidscancode #computationalthinking #codingforkids #stem #stemkids #stemirls #stemboys #ebook #learntocode #learntogether #screenfree #edtech #techtoys #earlyyears #codingskills #techtoys #toddlertoys #preschooltoys #parenting #parentsforstem #stemskills
Computational thinking is understanding a complex problem, and in turn understanding the different ways that the problem can be solved โ€“ it doesnโ€™t require using computers or screens at all. Instead, we can use a variety of playful โ€˜offlineโ€™ or โ€˜unpluggedโ€™ games and activities. For inspiration where to get started, dowload a copy of our FREE Ebook full of hints tips ideas and inspiration for teaching coding and computational thinking to kids! (Link in bio)โ € โ € #coding  #kidscancode  #computationalthinking  #codingforkids  #stem  #stemkids  #stemirls  #stemboys  #ebook  #learntocode  #learntogether  #screenfree  #edtech  #techtoys  #earlyyears  #codingskills  #techtoys  #toddlertoys  #preschooltoys  #parenting  #parentsforstem  #stemskills 
My latest blog post @chattanoogamomsblog
http://chattanooga.citymomsblog.com/family/screen-free-kids/

#chattanooga #kids #family #parenting #screenfree #screenfreekids #screenfreeparenting
Christmas Busy Bag sneak peek....finger puppets!
โญ๏ธComing soonโญ๏ธ
Christmas Busy Bag sneak peek....finger puppets! โญ๏ธComing soonโญ๏ธ
Semestral break is just around the corner so must be more creative in finding ways to entertain the kids. After having lunch, I let the girls paint some used egg cartons and they are happy painting every crevice with different colors. We just used ordinary watercolor but i think im going to experiment with homemade diy finger paints soon. Will keep you posted on that. .
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#letthembekids #kulit #sembreak #sembreakactities #weekend #friday #artsandcrafts #buhaynanay #motherhood #happyparenting #tiredbuthappy #lakingnational #ilovebookstores #artsupplies #artsuppliesph #mombloggerph #screenfreeactivities #screenfree #toddlerlife #toddleractivities #momlife #momof3 #childhoodunplugged #parenting
Semestral break is just around the corner so must be more creative in finding ways to entertain the kids. After having lunch, I let the girls paint some used egg cartons and they are happy painting every crevice with different colors. We just used ordinary watercolor but i think im going to experiment with homemade diy finger paints soon. Will keep you posted on that. . . . #letthembekids  #kulit  #sembreak  #sembreakactities  #weekend  #friday  #artsandcrafts  #buhaynanay  #motherhood  #happyparenting  #tiredbuthappy  #lakingnational  #ilovebookstores  #artsupplies  #artsuppliesph  #mombloggerph  #screenfreeactivities  #screenfree  #toddlerlife  #toddleractivities  #momlife  #momof3  #childhoodunplugged  #parenting 
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธFamous Artist Friday! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ
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We ran out of time before heading to Sydney so instead I thought I'd talk about gallery visits with little ones ๐Ÿ’™
Here's Zoey gazing at Claude Monet's famous Waterlilies on a recent visit to @nationalgalleryaus
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I know gallery visits with young children can seem daunting when they really need to be well behaved and quiet, but here's a few tips:
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธTiming is everything: make sure the mini one doesn't need a nap and has eaten beforehand.
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธPoint out objects of interest to keep them engaged. We usually find that animals and bright colours work well at this age ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธIf they're old enough, ask them to think about what the painting means to them.
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธVisit galleries regularly if possible so that they become used to the surroundings and how to behave.
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธFollow up with some artwork of your own. Use the #famousartistfriday hashtag to join in the wider conversation here on Instagram.
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You may also want to tag in @raising.kinley as she would be thrilled to see your projects ๐Ÿ’™
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#craftforkids #creativekids #toddlerart #craftymom #crafternoon #kidsactivities #mumlife #motherhood #artproject #craftsforkids #visitcanberra #toddleractivities #kidscrafts #toddlers #toddlersofinstagram #mummyblogger #parentingblogger #littleincanberra #creativeplay #futureartist #littleartist #playmatters #parenttalkau #letthembelittle #screenfree #creativelife #kidsart #artforkids
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธFamous Artist Friday! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ . We ran out of time before heading to Sydney so instead I thought I'd talk about gallery visits with little ones ๐Ÿ’™ Here's Zoey gazing at Claude Monet's famous Waterlilies on a recent visit to @nationalgalleryaus . I know gallery visits with young children can seem daunting when they really need to be well behaved and quiet, but here's a few tips: ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธTiming is everything: make sure the mini one doesn't need a nap and has eaten beforehand. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธPoint out objects of interest to keep them engaged. We usually find that animals and bright colours work well at this age ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธIf they're old enough, ask them to think about what the painting means to them. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธVisit galleries regularly if possible so that they become used to the surroundings and how to behave. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธFollow up with some artwork of your own. Use the #famousartistfriday  hashtag to join in the wider conversation here on Instagram. . You may also want to tag in @raising.kinley as she would be thrilled to see your projects ๐Ÿ’™ . #craftforkids  #creativekids  #toddlerart  #craftymom  #crafternoon  #kidsactivities  #mumlife  #motherhood  #artproject  #craftsforkids  #visitcanberra  #toddleractivities  #kidscrafts  #toddlers  #toddlersofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #parentingblogger  #littleincanberra  #creativeplay  #futureartist  #littleartist  #playmatters  #parenttalkau  #letthembelittle  #screenfree  #creativelife  #kidsart  #artforkids 
got done with my shoot later than expected so i hurried home, came flying in the door ready for bath time and books and bed. i ran into her room and saw this lump passed out while trying to wait up for me. it was 7:06pm ๐Ÿ™„#playhardsnoozeharder #yepstillnotinherbed (edited to add: i think i should make a book of her weird sleeping habits and give it to her when she's old enough to laugh at herself)
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#bedtime #ptfo #dream #passedout #live #liveauthentic #growthspurt #weirdsleeper #kidssleeping #passedout #growinguptoofast #documentyourdays #documentlife #childhood #chidhoodunplugged  #proudmom #wildandfreechildren #postthepeople #momlife #motherhoodrising #liveinthemoment #screenfree #wildandfree #sleep #sleepinghabits
got done with my shoot later than expected so i hurried home, came flying in the door ready for bath time and books and bed. i ran into her room and saw this lump passed out while trying to wait up for me. it was 7:06pm ๐Ÿ™„#playhardsnoozeharder  #yepstillnotinherbed  (edited to add: i think i should make a book of her weird sleeping habits and give it to her when she's old enough to laugh at herself) . . . . . . . . . . . . #bedtime  #ptfo  #dream  #passedout  #live  #liveauthentic  #growthspurt  #weirdsleeper  #kidssleeping  #passedout  #growinguptoofast  #documentyourdays  #documentlife  #childhood  #chidhoodunplugged  #proudmom  #wildandfreechildren  #postthepeople  #momlife  #motherhoodrising  #liveinthemoment  #screenfree  #wildandfree  #sleep  #sleepinghabits 
Question? ย Can you put a draw four on top of another draw four? ย These the discussions we had whilst constantly playing Uno as we Motor-homed around Scotland. It was such a fun experience that we are planning another road trip for next year. ย Would you motor home with your family?  Read about what I learnt motor homing with my crazy family on the OFT Website. ย Link in the profile .
#ourfamilytravels #motorhomelife #scotland #openroadscotland #familyadventures #screenfree #uno #familytravel #outdoorsisfree #travelwriter #iamtb #gowithnugget #familytravellers #heartfelttravel
Question? ย Can you put a draw four on top of another draw four? ย These the discussions we had whilst constantly playing Uno as we Motor-homed around Scotland. It was such a fun experience that we are planning another road trip for next year. ย Would you motor home with your family? Read about what I learnt motor homing with my crazy family on the OFT Website. ย Link in the profile . #ourfamilytravels  #motorhomelife  #scotland  #openroadscotland  #familyadventures  #screenfree  #uno  #familytravel  #outdoorsisfree  #travelwriter  #iamtb  #gowithnugget  #familytravellers  #heartfelttravel 
Libros ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’ฏPersonalizados
Estos #QuietBook son una excelente y creativa opciรณn para contrarrestar el uso de tablet/celular en los niรฑos #ScreenFree #AprendoJugando #LibrosSensoriales #estimulaciontemprana #ProductoArtesanal
This is Bob and he's a blob ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜
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Bob is kinda slimey but less sticky than normal slime - we were originally aiming for monster guts and ended up with this cute blobby monster instead! You can find out how to make him by clicking the link in my profile - we now have so many Halloween themed crafts and activities #ontheblog ๐Ÿ‘€
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We're now off to Sydney for a few days - yay! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ .
#craftforkids #creativekids #craftymom #crafternoon #kidsactivities #mumlife #motherhood #craftsforkids #kidscrafts101  #kidscrafts #halloweenforkids #halloweenactivities #steam #steamkids #mummyblogger #parentingblogger #sahm #creativeplay #futureartist #littleartist #playmatters #invitationtoplay #letthembelittle #screenfree #creativelife #kidsart #artforkids #sensoryplay #teachermum
This is Bob and he's a blob ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . Bob is kinda slimey but less sticky than normal slime - we were originally aiming for monster guts and ended up with this cute blobby monster instead! You can find out how to make him by clicking the link in my profile - we now have so many Halloween themed crafts and activities #ontheblog  ๐Ÿ‘€ . We're now off to Sydney for a few days - yay! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ . #craftforkids  #creativekids  #craftymom  #crafternoon  #kidsactivities  #mumlife  #motherhood  #craftsforkids  #kidscrafts101  #kidscrafts  #halloweenforkids  #halloweenactivities  #steam  #steamkids  #mummyblogger  #parentingblogger  #sahm  #creativeplay  #futureartist  #littleartist  #playmatters  #invitationtoplay  #letthembelittle  #screenfree  #creativelife  #kidsart  #artforkids  #sensoryplay  #teachermum 
**GIVEAWAY** There are MANY stages that we can't wait for our kids to grow out of (why no, we don't want to be fishing things out of our children's nose forever, thanks), but imaginative play is one we hope sticks around a long time.

We love overhearing the conversations and songs that go on when our children are so immersed in their play that they forget everything around them.

@mapleleagirls are an investment in this type of imaginative play, and weโ€™re extra excited to give away a Maplelea Girl or Maplelea Friend of your choice ($100 value), just in time for the holidays!

Enter through the Rafflecopter on our blog (link in profile) by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 26th.

Music: @jessiefarrellmusic & @imagine_create_media inc. "Why Love a Little"
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**GIVEAWAY** There are MANY stages that we can't wait for our kids to grow out of (why no, we don't want to be fishing things out of our children's nose forever, thanks), but imaginative play is one we hope sticks around a long time. We love overhearing the conversations and songs that go on when our children are so immersed in their play that they forget everything around them. @mapleleagirls are an investment in this type of imaginative play, and weโ€™re extra excited to give away a Maplelea Girl or Maplelea Friend of your choice ($100 value), just in time for the holidays! Enter through the Rafflecopter on our blog (link in profile) by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 26th. Music: @jessiefarrellmusic & @imagine_create_media inc. "Why Love a Little" . . . . . #mapleleagirls  #mapleleamoments  #mapleleadolls  #imaginativeplay  #pretendplay  #earlychildhooddevelopment  #imagination  #creativeplay  #letthembelittle  #letthemplay  #letthembekids  #letthembefree  #childhood  #childhoodmemories  #childhoodfriends  #imaginaryfriends  #magicofchildhood  #childhoodunplugged  #screenfree  #kidsplay  #candidchildhood  #canadiankids  #raisingkids  #raisingthoserascals  #kidsofig  #kidsofinstagram  #sponsored  #vancouvermom  #vancouverkids  #ad 
#tbt to swimming on the edge of the world...โ €
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Is it just me or is suddenly really dark outside? I've got all the lights on in my kitchen doing some Christmas baking (๐Ÿ˜‹check out my stories for crappy phone photos of me making a mess ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@_celiabb ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป) โ €
I felt in need of a bit of a summer throwback, so here we are with *this* view from my first ever wild water swim, high in the Lake District at Stickle Tarn. โ € โ €
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If you ignore the fact that it was fucking freezing, it looks like the MOST dramatic infinity pool.โ €
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Had such a lovely dip in the Serpentine this morning. Every single swim counts! โ €
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#tbt #throwback #adventureawaits #challengeyourself #doitforyou #mindfulness #mindfulnessmatters #freelancer #thefreelancerlife #wanderlust #travelgram #escape #escapethecity #countryliving #freshair #englishcountryside #screenfree #wildwater #openwaterswim #swimming #swimmingtime #lakedistrict #lakedistrictnationalpark #stickletarn  #thatauthenticfeeling #theartofslowliving #huffpostliving #feelfreefeed #thehomesteadlife
#tbt  to swimming on the edge of the world...โ € โ € Is it just me or is suddenly really dark outside? I've got all the lights on in my kitchen doing some Christmas baking (๐Ÿ˜‹check out my stories for crappy phone photos of me making a mess ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@_celiabb ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป) โ € I felt in need of a bit of a summer throwback, so here we are with *this* view from my first ever wild water swim, high in the Lake District at Stickle Tarn. โ € โ € โ € If you ignore the fact that it was fucking freezing, it looks like the MOST dramatic infinity pool.โ € โ € Had such a lovely dip in the Serpentine this morning. Every single swim counts! โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € #tbt  #throwback  #adventureawaits  #challengeyourself  #doitforyou  #mindfulness  #mindfulnessmatters  #freelancer  #thefreelancerlife  #wanderlust  #travelgram  #escape  #escapethecity  #countryliving  #freshair  #englishcountryside  #screenfree  #wildwater  #openwaterswim  #swimming  #swimmingtime  #lakedistrict  #lakedistrictnationalpark  #stickletarn  #thatauthenticfeeling  #theartofslowliving  #huffpostliving  #feelfreefeed  #thehomesteadlife 
We'd all like our kids to "unplug" more, right? Books with companion activities are a great way to engage young readers and bring stories to life. My book, A Year in the Secret Garden,  is exactly that kind of read. Its a colorful and fun way for families to get their kids away from electronics and into the garden or kitchen. 120 pages, 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities. Read on! #onAmazon #kidlit #homeschool #STEAM #raisingreaders #childhoodunplugged #momsofinstagram #bookstagram #reading #activity book #readkidsclassics #screenfree #nature #kidsinthekitchen #readyourworld #readkidsclassics
We'd all like our kids to "unplug" more, right? Books with companion activities are a great way to engage young readers and bring stories to life. My book, A Year in the Secret Garden, is exactly that kind of read. Its a colorful and fun way for families to get their kids away from electronics and into the garden or kitchen. 120 pages, 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities. Read on! #onAmazon  #kidlit  #homeschool  #STEAM  #raisingreaders  #childhoodunplugged  #momsofinstagram  #bookstagram  #reading  #activity  book #readkidsclassics  #screenfree  #nature  #kidsinthekitchen  #readyourworld  #readkidsclassics 
Teens and Screens. Trying to connect with a Screenager! Phone tech was eroding the quality of our lives... !!! How I introduced โ€˜goodโ€™ and โ€˜slowโ€™ techโ€™. Link in bio.
Teens and Screens. Trying to connect with a Screenager! Phone tech was eroding the quality of our lives... !!! How I introduced โ€˜goodโ€™ and โ€˜slowโ€™ techโ€™. Link in bio.
On the blog today: another 5 activities to help your child learn about 'world geography'. Ranging from oceans and deserts to holiday planning - there's a little something for all ages!
On the blog today: another 5 activities to help your child learn about 'world geography'. Ranging from oceans and deserts to holiday planning - there's a little something for all ages!
๐ŸŽƒCHOCOLATE ORANGE BALLS๐ŸŽƒ
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These heavenly truffles are perfect for both kids and grown up parties - simple, delicious and sure to impress all guests! โœจโœจโœจ
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To make around 10 you'll need:
- 1 cup of dates
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- Rind of one medium orange (finely grated)๐ŸŠ
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1. Soften the dates in boiling water for a few mins if they feel a little hard 
2. Pop the dates, cacao powder and orange zest in a food processor and blitz for 1-2 mins
3. If the mixture is too stiff add a few drops of juice from the orange and blitz again 
4. Now for little cooks to have some fun! sprinkle some cacao powder on a plate, rub coconut oil into your little cook's hands and start rolling! 
5. Take about a heaped teaspoon amount and roll into a ball - then roll in the cacao powder on the plate and repeat until all of the mixture has been used up 
6. Store in a fridge for up to 5 days, though we can guarantee they will not last that long!! *
At the same time it's fun for little ones to decorate oranges into spooky Halloween faces๐ŸŽƒ
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Happy Halloween cooking - we hope you've enjoyed our Halloween recipe ideas this week, and hope it's given you some inspiration for half term fun next week! *
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๐ŸŽƒCHOCOLATE ORANGE BALLS๐ŸŽƒ * These heavenly truffles are perfect for both kids and grown up parties - simple, delicious and sure to impress all guests! โœจโœจโœจ * To make around 10 you'll need: - 1 cup of dates - 1/4 raw cacao powder - Rind of one medium orange (finely grated)๐ŸŠ - Coconut oil for your hands * 1. Soften the dates in boiling water for a few mins if they feel a little hard 2. Pop the dates, cacao powder and orange zest in a food processor and blitz for 1-2 mins 3. If the mixture is too stiff add a few drops of juice from the orange and blitz again 4. Now for little cooks to have some fun! sprinkle some cacao powder on a plate, rub coconut oil into your little cook's hands and start rolling! 5. Take about a heaped teaspoon amount and roll into a ball - then roll in the cacao powder on the plate and repeat until all of the mixture has been used up 6. Store in a fridge for up to 5 days, though we can guarantee they will not last that long!! * At the same time it's fun for little ones to decorate oranges into spooky Halloween faces๐ŸŽƒ * Happy Halloween cooking - we hope you've enjoyed our Halloween recipe ideas this week, and hope it's given you some inspiration for half term fun next week! * ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ
The weekend is nearly here. Plenty of matches to play in and lots of creations to make when you're having a rest. Stay creative. Keep active and hydrated โšฝโšฝโšฝ
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#colouringbook #colouring #art #drawing #illustration #children #football #futsal #streetsoccer  #adultcolouring #coloring #coloringbook #sketch #artwork #draw #illustration #footballdad #artist #pencil #children #parenting #family #footballmum #education #books #parents #gifts #screenfree #kids
The weekend is nearly here. Plenty of matches to play in and lots of creations to make when you're having a rest. Stay creative. Keep active and hydrated โšฝโšฝโšฝ . . . #colouringbook  #colouring  #art  #drawing  #illustration  #children  #football  #futsal  #streetsoccer  #adultcolouring  #coloring  #coloringbook  #sketch  #artwork  #draw  #illustration  #footballdad  #artist  #pencil  #children  #parenting  #family  #footballmum  #education  #books  #parents  #gifts  #screenfree  #kids 
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Exploring in the secret garden during Outdoor History class. 
#dullesareahomeschoolers #schoolwithoutwalls #outdoorclassroom #getoutside #learningallthetime #screenfree
What kind of sandwich is your favorite?! With Antsy Pants Felt Play Food, the topping options are endless! #AntsyPantsPlay #LimitlessPlay #BuildAndPlay #Creativity #DIYCover #NationalColorDay #CreativeKids #Creative #TalentedKids #Toys #InteractivePlay #Play #PlayTime #Color #Build #BuildActivity #ActiveToys #Activity #Target #ScreenFree
Meet Betty the Blue-nicorn! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’™
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She's a no-carve pumpkin craft that I've made especially for my @parenttalkau takeover ๐Ÿ˜Š So today I'm talking Halloween over on Instagram stories - do you love or hate it? You can add your thoughts by joining in with the poll or commenting below.
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Also if you have a pumpkin craft idea you'd like to share, use the hashtag #parenttalkau or @parenttalkau - part of what I love about the Instagram community is being inspired by others ๐Ÿ’™
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If you want to make your own version of Betty or get some more Halloween craft or activity inspiration head on over to @teach.investigate.play ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜
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#craftforkids #creativekids #toddlerart #craftymom #crafternoon #kidsactivities #mumlife #motherhood #artproject #craftsforkids #kidscrafts101 #toddleractivities #kidscrafts #halloweenforkids #nocarvepumpkin #mummyblogger #parentingblogger #aussieparents #creativeplay #futureartist #aussieblogger #playmatters #invitationtocreate #letthembelittle #screenfree #creativelife #kidsart #artforkids #halloweencrafts
Meet Betty the Blue-nicorn! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’™ . She's a no-carve pumpkin craft that I've made especially for my @parenttalkau takeover ๐Ÿ˜Š So today I'm talking Halloween over on Instagram stories - do you love or hate it? You can add your thoughts by joining in with the poll or commenting below. . Also if you have a pumpkin craft idea you'd like to share, use the hashtag #parenttalkau  or @parenttalkau - part of what I love about the Instagram community is being inspired by others ๐Ÿ’™ . If you want to make your own version of Betty or get some more Halloween craft or activity inspiration head on over to @teach.investigate.play ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜ . #craftforkids  #creativekids  #toddlerart  #craftymom  #crafternoon  #kidsactivities  #mumlife  #motherhood  #artproject  #craftsforkids  #kidscrafts101  #toddleractivities  #kidscrafts  #halloweenforkids  #nocarvepumpkin  #mummyblogger  #parentingblogger  #aussieparents  #creativeplay  #futureartist  #aussieblogger  #playmatters  #invitationtocreate  #letthembelittle  #screenfree  #creativelife  #kidsart  #artforkids  #halloweencrafts 
I never knew that a baby snapping ๐Ÿข was SO CUTE!!! We rescued this little guy a couple days ago and weren't sure he was going to make it!  Today he was so active and showed signs of being able to survive so we released him back into the wild ๐Ÿ’– *
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I never knew that a baby snapping ๐Ÿข was SO CUTE!!! We rescued this little guy a couple days ago and weren't sure he was going to make it! Today he was so active and showed signs of being able to survive so we released him back into the wild ๐Ÿ’– * * That just means we add another pet to the list for in the future ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜‚ #boymomlife  #boysarethebest 
A boy, his best friend and a book! It's important to include meaningful texts from birth to establish reading as a no-stress, natural part of a child's life. At this age Alfie's reading is purely role-play but he's going engaging with the pictures which is a good place to start! Holmes on the other hand will probably have a harder time learning to read, what with being a dog and all! #preparedenvironment #montessorimom #montessoriroom #Montessori #MontessorAtHome #readtothem #tinybookworm #childrensliteracy #childhoodunplugged #screenfree #raisingreaders #ipbig #pbloggersuk #cornersofmyworld #thismamaloves #littlelivelaughlove #capturingchildhood #ourplayfullife #raisingreaders
A boy, his best friend and a book! It's important to include meaningful texts from birth to establish reading as a no-stress, natural part of a child's life. At this age Alfie's reading is purely role-play but he's going engaging with the pictures which is a good place to start! Holmes on the other hand will probably have a harder time learning to read, what with being a dog and all! #preparedenvironment  #montessorimom  #montessoriroom  #Montessori  #MontessorAtHome  #readtothem  #tinybookworm  #childrensliteracy  #childhoodunplugged  #screenfree  #raisingreaders  #ipbig  #pbloggersuk  #cornersofmyworld  #thismamaloves  #littlelivelaughlove  #capturingchildhood  #ourplayfullife  #raisingreaders 
We went screen free on weekdays this school year and it's making our days less stressful, less harried and more creative. More art, more boardgames, more time outside #letthembelittle #screenfree #ottawa #ottawaphoto #ottawamom  #myottawa #otown #613ottawa #613love 
#igersottawa #613 #ottcity #ottawalife
#ottawa #ontario #canada #ottawaeast  #instaottawa #loveottawa
๐ŸŽˆHow to declutter your life?๐ŸŽˆ#inspirationtime
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Today's surprise to my family! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ ... and now I'm stepping in home, I need to switch off, sorry ๐Ÿค—. Have a beautiful day to share with your loved ones ๐Ÿ˜ ta-ta for now! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#letgo #family #familyfirst #familyfunday #noscreen #screenfree #breakthehabits #qualitytime #inspiration #love #happy #familytime #smile #happiness #familyday #together #mylove #momlife #loved
๐ŸŽˆHow to declutter your life?๐ŸŽˆ#inspirationtime  . . Today's surprise to my family! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ ... and now I'm stepping in home, I need to switch off, sorry ๐Ÿค—. Have a beautiful day to share with your loved ones ๐Ÿ˜ ta-ta for now! ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . #letgo  #family  #familyfirst  #familyfunday  #noscreen  #screenfree  #breakthehabits  #qualitytime  #inspiration  #love  #happy  #familytime  #smile  #happiness  #familyday  #together  #mylove  #momlife  #loved 
Great fall day to dig dirt in the park! What do you guys like to do on a lovely fall day?
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Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, that doesnโ€™t involve a screen, or an activity that will spark memories from your childhood ? We have these plastic free flower presses on sale that will bring delight.
They are currently on sale for R150.
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#thatauthenticfeeling #theartofslowliving #screenfree #screenfreekids #flowerpress #plantpress #slowliving #feelthesimplicity #verilymoment #thatsdarling #naturelover #everydaymagic #exploretocreate #moodygrams #wanderfolk #justliving2016 #artofvisuals #lookslikefilm #nothingisordinary #aquietstyle #rusticliving #botanicals #littlestoriesofmylife #nestandflourish #pursuepretty #livethelittlethings #coffeemoment #makersgonnamake #botanicallyinspired
Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, that doesnโ€™t involve a screen, or an activity that will spark memories from your childhood ? We have these plastic free flower presses on sale that will bring delight. They are currently on sale for R150. . . . . #thatauthenticfeeling  #theartofslowliving  #screenfree  #screenfreekids  #flowerpress  #plantpress  #slowliving  #feelthesimplicity  #verilymoment  #thatsdarling  #naturelover  #everydaymagic  #exploretocreate  #moodygrams  #wanderfolk  #justliving2016  #artofvisuals  #lookslikefilm  #nothingisordinary  #aquietstyle  #rusticliving  #botanicals  #littlestoriesofmylife  #nestandflourish  #pursuepretty  #livethelittlethings  #coffeemoment  #makersgonnamake  #botanicallyinspired 
๐ŸŽƒSCARY BITES!!๐ŸŽƒ
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Another Halloween inspired snack idea, ready for half term fun next week ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒโœจ! *
These require some knife skills so adult input definitely needed for this one! *
To make 4 you'll need:
- 1 apple ๐ŸŽ
- Almonds for the teeth
- Nut butter - Strawberry for the tongue ๐Ÿ“
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1. Cut the apple into quarters
2. Cut out the core but as little as possible 
3. Now cut out a mouth shape, being careful not to cut through to the edge or the mouth will fall apart! 
4. Cut up some almonds into small pieces with sharp edges, and slice the strawberry into thin slices 
5. Now little cooks can really get involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ! Slather nut butter in the mouth, lay a strawberry slice down as a tongue ๐Ÿ‘…, and poke almond pieces in for crooked teeth!! 6. If making these ahead of a party ๐ŸŽ‰ sprinkle the apples with lemon juice to stop them browning *
Happy Halloween cooking! *
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๐ŸŽƒSCARY BITES!!๐ŸŽƒ * Another Halloween inspired snack idea, ready for half term fun next week ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒโœจ! * These require some knife skills so adult input definitely needed for this one! * To make 4 you'll need: - 1 apple ๐ŸŽ - Almonds for the teeth - Nut butter - Strawberry for the tongue ๐Ÿ“ * 1. Cut the apple into quarters 2. Cut out the core but as little as possible 3. Now cut out a mouth shape, being careful not to cut through to the edge or the mouth will fall apart! 4. Cut up some almonds into small pieces with sharp edges, and slice the strawberry into thin slices 5. Now little cooks can really get involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ! Slather nut butter in the mouth, lay a strawberry slice down as a tongue ๐Ÿ‘…, and poke almond pieces in for crooked teeth!! 6. If making these ahead of a party ๐ŸŽ‰ sprinkle the apples with lemon juice to stop them browning * Happy Halloween cooking! * ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท
Wonderful windpipe! Here is gorgeous Ava with her 'windpipe' creation from our current Level (grade) 3 Brilliant Box. In this Brilliant Box there are four activities on the theme of The Arts โ€“ drama, dance, media and music. There are also 5ย English activities relating to online text features and 5ย maths activities on chance and data (gathering information from graphs and creating graphs to represent collected data). So much in one box! We're mailing this week, so get in now.
Wonderful windpipe! Here is gorgeous Ava with her 'windpipe' creation from our current Level (grade) 3 Brilliant Box. In this Brilliant Box there are four activities on the theme of The Arts โ€“ drama, dance, media and music. There are also 5ย English activities relating to online text features and 5ย maths activities on chance and data (gathering information from graphs and creating graphs to represent collected data). So much in one box! We're mailing this week, so get in now.
A couple of years ago, I had a light bulb moment. Itโ€™s not my job as a parent to play. To observe, recognise, appreciate and delight in their play? Yes. To be playful at times? Definitely. Interactions are meaningful when they are authentic. We connect through things we both love. We read, dance, draw, go on adventures, bake and our favourite, sort through drawers and wardrobes ๐Ÿ˜‚
This morning after reading 3 chapters of his fave book together, I told him I was going to do some work at the table. Within a few minutes, he had set himself up at his own table, completely focused on creating his next masterpiece. 
To me, building relationships and connection isnโ€™t about always saying yes. Itโ€™s acknowledging who I am, who he is, and how we fit in each otherโ€™s worlds โค๏ธ
A couple of years ago, I had a light bulb moment. Itโ€™s not my job as a parent to play. To observe, recognise, appreciate and delight in their play? Yes. To be playful at times? Definitely. Interactions are meaningful when they are authentic. We connect through things we both love. We read, dance, draw, go on adventures, bake and our favourite, sort through drawers and wardrobes ๐Ÿ˜‚ This morning after reading 3 chapters of his fave book together, I told him I was going to do some work at the table. Within a few minutes, he had set himself up at his own table, completely focused on creating his next masterpiece. To me, building relationships and connection isnโ€™t about always saying yes. Itโ€™s acknowledging who I am, who he is, and how we fit in each otherโ€™s worlds โค๏ธ
Run!! Adorable monsters are on the loose!! Swipe to see all our parts and more monsters ๐Ÿ˜€
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This week the theme over at @creativechildhood is monsters, mummy's and magic!
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I've slowly been cutting out all of these monster parts ever since we saw @thekids_place and their monsters a while back!
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Goose and I used the parts to create a ton of different monsters, my favourite of which is this little blue guy that Goose put together all by herself.
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We didn't bother glueing anything down, so we can use these parts again another time. Which one's your favourite? ๐Ÿ˜Š
Run!! Adorable monsters are on the loose!! Swipe to see all our parts and more monsters ๐Ÿ˜€ . This week the theme over at @creativechildhood is monsters, mummy's and magic! . I've slowly been cutting out all of these monster parts ever since we saw @thekids_place and their monsters a while back! . Goose and I used the parts to create a ton of different monsters, my favourite of which is this little blue guy that Goose put together all by herself. . We didn't bother glueing anything down, so we can use these parts again another time. Which one's your favourite? ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Happy Hump Day all! ๐Ÿช
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Today I'm asking about messy play - is it a 'yay!' or a 'no way!' for you? You can vote via insta stories or use the hashtag #parenttalkau
or @parenttalkau to get involved ๐Ÿ’™ Here's my original post from @teach.investigate.play...
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Whenever we do any kind of paint activity at the moment, this inevitably happens! Zoey is pretty obsessed with covering her feet in paint or in this case foam - I guess it must be a pretty cool sensory experience! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’™
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If the mess makes you stress, here are some quick tips to follow:
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธGo outdoors if the weather allows.
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Choose the kitchen or bathroom for activties so you are close to the sink!
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธAlways keep baby wipes on hand for the initial clean up - they are magic!
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธInvest in a giant paint tray or use plastic sheeting to catch any spills
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Close any doors to avoid an escapee (I speak from experience here! ๐Ÿ˜ณ)
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธChoose old clothes or just a nappy of the weather is warm - for the toddler, obviously ๐Ÿ˜‰
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธIf in doubt, use washable non-toxic paint.
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#craftforkids #creativekids #toddlerart #craftymom #crafternoon #kidsactivities #mumlife #motherhood #sensoryaftermath #craftsforkids #sensoryplay #toddleractivities #kidscrafts #toddlersofinstagram #mummyblogger #parentingblogger #sahm #creativeplay #futureartist #littleartist #playmatters #invitationtocreate #letthembelittle #screenfree #creativelife #kidsart #artforkids #processart #letthemplay
Happy Hump Day all! ๐Ÿช . Today I'm asking about messy play - is it a 'yay!' or a 'no way!' for you? You can vote via insta stories or use the hashtag #parenttalkau  or @parenttalkau to get involved ๐Ÿ’™ Here's my original post from @teach.investigate.play... . Whenever we do any kind of paint activity at the moment, this inevitably happens! Zoey is pretty obsessed with covering her feet in paint or in this case foam - I guess it must be a pretty cool sensory experience! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’™ . If the mess makes you stress, here are some quick tips to follow: ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธGo outdoors if the weather allows. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Choose the kitchen or bathroom for activties so you are close to the sink! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธAlways keep baby wipes on hand for the initial clean up - they are magic! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธInvest in a giant paint tray or use plastic sheeting to catch any spills ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Close any doors to avoid an escapee (I speak from experience here! ๐Ÿ˜ณ) ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธChoose old clothes or just a nappy of the weather is warm - for the toddler, obviously ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธIf in doubt, use washable non-toxic paint. . #craftforkids  #creativekids  #toddlerart  #craftymom  #crafternoon  #kidsactivities  #mumlife  #motherhood  #sensoryaftermath  #craftsforkids  #sensoryplay  #toddleractivities  #kidscrafts  #toddlersofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #parentingblogger  #sahm  #creativeplay  #futureartist  #littleartist  #playmatters  #invitationtocreate  #letthembelittle  #screenfree  #creativelife  #kidsart  #artforkids  #processart  #letthemplay 
Looked out my kitchen window to see Cuillain's #shield (from 6th grade #medievalgames )tied to the tree with Lucas' #jumprope.... so glad they're starting to #play together again! #waldorfkids #imagination #screenfree #naturaltoys #openended
Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ How've you been? 
I've had me a little SOCIAL MEDIA break because well, I felt like it โ˜บ๏ธ
No Instagram No Facebook and I haven't even turned on my laptop for a week, and tried to limit my Whatsapp to certain times of the day. 
It feels good to DISCONNECT from the digital world ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ’ป give my brain a SCREEN break and just LIVE in the moment. 
I've trained almost every day like normal, but haven't shared where I've been or what I've been doing. I've enjoyed working out and not picking up my phone. And you know what? Nothing's changed, I didn't miss a thing ๐Ÿคฃ

However I have missed CONNECTING with you guys though and giving you some HEALTH & FITNESS inspiration ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ So here's what I've learnt from my break... You are HUMAN!! You are made to MOVE, to BREATHE to EAT WELL to SOCIALISE and to Look after YOURSELF ๐ŸŒŸ

You weren't born attached to a phone ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Take the inspiration that you need from those you follow on Social Media and then get out there and LIVE IT!!! Spend more time DOING and less time READING ABOUT and enjoy some SCREEN FREE time โŒ

I'll see you on the other side ๐ŸŽŸ
Photo credit @abbylawsonimages .
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#livebetter #lifewithoutlimits #screenfree #nosocialmedia #getoutthereandlive #fitspo #fitfam #truehealth #wellness #wellnesswarrior #fitmum #fitwoman #fitnessinfluencer #personaltrainer #noselfie #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #fitspiration #reallife #onelifetolive #domore #spendyourtimewisely #disconnecttoteconnect #technologybreak #imback #fitandstrong #dubailiving #dubailife #leotribefitness #leotribefitness2017
Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ How've you been? I've had me a little SOCIAL MEDIA break because well, I felt like it โ˜บ๏ธ No Instagram No Facebook and I haven't even turned on my laptop for a week, and tried to limit my Whatsapp to certain times of the day. It feels good to DISCONNECT from the digital world ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ’ป give my brain a SCREEN break and just LIVE in the moment. I've trained almost every day like normal, but haven't shared where I've been or what I've been doing. I've enjoyed working out and not picking up my phone. And you know what? Nothing's changed, I didn't miss a thing ๐Ÿคฃ However I have missed CONNECTING with you guys though and giving you some HEALTH & FITNESS inspiration ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ So here's what I've learnt from my break... You are HUMAN!! You are made to MOVE, to BREATHE to EAT WELL to SOCIALISE and to Look after YOURSELF ๐ŸŒŸ You weren't born attached to a phone ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Take the inspiration that you need from those you follow on Social Media and then get out there and LIVE IT!!! Spend more time DOING and less time READING ABOUT and enjoy some SCREEN FREE time โŒ I'll see you on the other side ๐ŸŽŸ Photo credit @abbylawsonimages . . . . . #livebetter  #lifewithoutlimits  #screenfree  #nosocialmedia  #getoutthereandlive  #fitspo  #fitfam  #truehealth  #wellness  #wellnesswarrior  #fitmum  #fitwoman  #fitnessinfluencer  #personaltrainer  #noselfie  #fitnessmotivation  #fitnessmodel  #fitspiration  #reallife  #onelifetolive  #domore  #spendyourtimewisely  #disconnecttoteconnect  #technologybreak  #imback  #fitandstrong  #dubailiving  #dubailife  #leotribefitness  #leotribefitness2017 
Artist at work โ€œleave me alone Mamaโ€ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ
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#scarletrose #harvestcreatures #daughters #raisinggirls #screenfree #childhoodunplugged #freerangekids #motherhood
We are all a little bit in love with this adorable fox pull along toy from @janod_officiel ๐Ÿ˜ He is super cute with his vibrant orange tail and ears and there's even a little bell that jingles as he's pulled along... adorable
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15% off this and any other purchases totalling over ยฃ15 until Thursday!
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#janodtoys #fox #foxesfan #lcfc #redfox #pullalong #playtime #funtime #learningtoys #babytoys #toddlertoys #play #fun #kids #parenting #letthembelittle #letthembekids #screenfree #bell #jingle #sweet #fun #cute #love
We are all a little bit in love with this adorable fox pull along toy from @janod_officiel ๐Ÿ˜ He is super cute with his vibrant orange tail and ears and there's even a little bell that jingles as he's pulled along... adorable . 15% off this and any other purchases totalling over ยฃ15 until Thursday! . #janodtoys  #fox  #foxesfan  #lcfc  #redfox  #pullalong  #playtime  #funtime  #learningtoys  #babytoys  #toddlertoys  #play  #fun  #kids  #parenting  #letthembelittle  #letthembekids  #screenfree  #bell  #jingle  #sweet  #fun  #cute  #love 
Hey London... fancy a #DigitalDetox... We know we need one. @timetologoff is running a one- day workshop @42acresretreat Shoreditch on the 11th November.

What happens when we over use screens? What are your personal habits involving them?  Sharing of tools and tricks to cut down on your screen use
Goal setting and completion of personal action plans. All in this wonderful space. 
http://www.less-stress.london/?post_type=event&p=24538&preview_id=24538&preview_nonce=bf08683ce4&_thumbnail_id=24539&preview=true
#LessStressRetreat
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#Detox #DigitalDetox #42Acres #amazingspaces #meditation #screenfree #habits #patterns #behaviours #selfknowledge #wellness #wellbeing #retreats #LondonRetreats #LondonWellness #LondonEvents #screens #gos #citylife
Hey London... fancy a #DigitalDetox ... We know we need one. @timetologoff is running a one- day workshop @42acresretreat Shoreditch on the 11th November. What happens when we over use screens? What are your personal habits involving them? Sharing of tools and tricks to cut down on your screen use Goal setting and completion of personal action plans. All in this wonderful space. http://www.less-stress.london/?post_type=event&p=24538&preview_id=24538&preview_nonce=bf08683ce4&_thumbnail_id=24539&preview=true #LessStressRetreat  . . . . #Detox  #DigitalDetox  #42Acres  #amazingspaces  #meditation  #screenfree  #habits  #patterns  #behaviours  #selfknowledge  #wellness  #wellbeing  #retreats  #LondonRetreats  #LondonWellness  #LondonEvents  #screens  #gos  #citylife 
This is a Slagter family classic - along with all other @chrishaughton books #hugefans #babynoah #shhwehaveaplan #chrishaughton #candlewickpress #childhoodunplugged #screenfree #read #readtoyourkid
๐Ÿ‘ปGHOULISH GHOSTS๐Ÿ‘ป
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Our second recipe idea for making fun and healthy treats in time for Halloween half term ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ
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These could not be easier to make and are so much fun to do with little cooks! *
You'll need:
- Lollipop sticks ๐Ÿญ
- Parchment paper
- Bananas (1 banana makes 2 ghosts) ๐ŸŒ
- Yogurt (we love @yeovalley organic Greek yogurt)
- Raisins
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1. Chop a banana ๐ŸŒin half and push a lollipop stick through the middle of it
2. Dunk it in your yogurt pot or use a pastry brush to paint the yogurt on (both are fun for kids!)
3. Decorate with raisins to make spooky ghost faces ๐Ÿ‘ป
4. Place on a piece of parchment paper and freeze for around half an hour *
These ghosts are one of the sweetest, yummiest treats around - there's something deliciously stodgy about the texture of frozen banana๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ!
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Happy Halloween cooking xx ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป
๐Ÿ‘ปGHOULISH GHOSTS๐Ÿ‘ป * Our second recipe idea for making fun and healthy treats in time for Halloween half term ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ * These could not be easier to make and are so much fun to do with little cooks! * You'll need: - Lollipop sticks ๐Ÿญ - Parchment paper - Bananas (1 banana makes 2 ghosts) ๐ŸŒ - Yogurt (we love @yeovalley organic Greek yogurt) - Raisins * 1. Chop a banana ๐ŸŒin half and push a lollipop stick through the middle of it 2. Dunk it in your yogurt pot or use a pastry brush to paint the yogurt on (both are fun for kids!) 3. Decorate with raisins to make spooky ghost faces ๐Ÿ‘ป 4. Place on a piece of parchment paper and freeze for around half an hour * These ghosts are one of the sweetest, yummiest treats around - there's something deliciously stodgy about the texture of frozen banana๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ! * Happy Halloween cooking xx ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป
One more day until the Adventure Awaits Collection arrives- are you ready?? .
Sign up for a first order discount and more goodies at addieandgeorge.com/join -
Link in profile!
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One more day until the Adventure Awaits Collection arrives- are you ready?? . Sign up for a first order discount and more goodies at addieandgeorge.com/join - Link in profile! . #etsywholesale  #handmadetoys  #seekthesimplicity  #nurseryartwork  #kidsstuff  #handmadekids  #ohheymama  #etsyseller  #nurseryart  #montessorichild  #waldorftoys  #crunchymama  #madeintheusa  #childrenstoys  #childrensgifts  #craftsposure  #zbesties  #mycreativebiz  #creativityfound  #creativelifehappylife  #joyfulmamas  #happykids  #imagination  #screenfree  #playoutside  #playtolearn 
We just got this book for TEN PESOS! My daughters loved it. It has a lot of shiny pages and the poem is a good read. #books #secondhandbooks #cheapfinds #bookstore #motherhood  #booksale #ilovebookstores #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mombloggerph #screenfreeactivities #screenfree #toddlerlife #toddleractivities #momlife #momof3 #childhoodunplugged #parenting
The Screen Free Challenge is on again, with some fab prizes up for grabs! Check out challenge details over at @kinderlingradio 
#Repost @kinderlingradio (@get_repost)
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Eyes up, screen down - Kinderlingโ€™s Screen Free Challenge is back, proudly presented by @volvocarsaus! Over the next three weeks, we're putting the screens down for an hour, a day, or whatever time suits your fam. To celebrate, we're giving away a $5000 holiday!! And don't forget to tag your #screenfreechallenge pics for the chance win more awesome prizes. For more info and to enter, head to kinderling.com.au
The Screen Free Challenge is on again, with some fab prizes up for grabs! Check out challenge details over at @kinderlingradio #Repost  @kinderlingradio (@get_repost) ใƒปใƒปใƒป Eyes up, screen down - Kinderlingโ€™s Screen Free Challenge is back, proudly presented by @volvocarsaus! Over the next three weeks, we're putting the screens down for an hour, a day, or whatever time suits your fam. To celebrate, we're giving away a $5000 holiday!! And don't forget to tag your #screenfreechallenge  pics for the chance win more awesome prizes. For more info and to enter, head to kinderling.com.au