Gardening With Kids; activities, ideas and what we can teach and they can learn!

The Gains of Gardening:

– Planting with soil and watering are all great forms of sensory play for every age. 

-Teach them where food actually comes from, you know not the shop!

-Responsibility and resilience some will grow and some won’t learn from your mistakes and move on and make sure enjoy and revel in the wins.

-Science and Maths what do you need for growing, energy, sunlight, water, measuring, sorting, time and patience.

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Car Journeys and How I Survive Them With Toddlers!

Surviving Car journeys with babies and toddlers; its important to prepare for success. So often we have such high expectations for the smallest members of our family whilst giving them minimal resources. A ten minute car journey can feel like a week to a young child. An actual long journey like an hour plus needs to be prepared for if you want it to be a peaceful and successful journey. A successful journey will be a great representation to the child of how to behave in the car in future and that car journeys can be tolerated and even enjoyed. Continuous unsuccessful car journeys can begin to create an association and then you’ll be tackling a whole bigger issue. Preparing an achieving successful journeys is akin to a good investment, it will pay off for you in the long run. You’ll have kids that don’t find the car aversive and are very tolerant of journeys long our short.

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