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My little helper! He helps Abuela water her garden, helps yiayia water her garden and he tries to water our neighbors grass! He really enjoys it. Without being asked he just takes charge. #littlegardener #growingtoddler #twinmom

When it’s been raining for 5 days straight in Texas...you find ways to keep your children sane (and yourself). We did some color sorting and name spelling (not pictured). Then we decided to use up our old paint and roll out some dust paper for garage coloring. 👍🏻 👩🏻‍🎨👩🏼‍🎨 School starts tomorrow and I am bummed 😢

Making things with my little boy! ❤ #artsandcrafts #schoolholidays #keepthembusy

Ben loved Andy Amazing Adventures Childrens magazine from Grandma last week. He enjoyed the toys then moved onto the stickers and finally some colouring in. Dinosaurs are one of Bens favourite things at the moment especially since we saw walking with dinosaurs. These little magazines keep him busy for a short while and usually have some aspects which can be very educational 👍🏻 #learningthroughplay #CBeebies #andysamazingadventures #magazine #childrensmagazine #activities #keepthembusy #rainyday #indooractivities #toddlerfun #toddler #toddlersofinstagram #dinosaur #2.5yearsold #wirral

Who else does this for their kids? It’s no #picasso but my big girl 👧🏼 loves 💚 the different faces that land on her dinner plate each night. It’s the only way I can guarantee she eats ALL her dinner!

Here’s a closer look at the Water Magic book. This was our favourite mid flight because there was no mess and only one pen to throw on the floor!
I found it in WH Smith’s and would definitely recommend.
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With the Summer holidays in full swing - activity ideas might be dwindling. Well here are some great activities for inspiration that are not only fun but practical too (you won’t end up with pages of art work that you’ll need to ‘file’ as soon as your little one is asleep!) These can take centre stage in their bedrooms! For those who struggle to engage their little ones in creative play - think outside the box. These temporary (masking/ electrical) tape roads and villages are an amazing way to let your little ones use their imaginations, to create their own worlds and get lost in the moment. Who said creative play has to be all about painting and sticking! #thinkoutsdiethebox #creativity #inspiration #theirworld

Oil and water experiment 😜
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Flash Sale Day Three! This is definitely something you can do together with your child and learn about what lurks beneath the sea! Colourful and engaging this would make a brilliant gift. Special Book Cupboard Price, 24 hours only, first come first served ....#feedtheirimagination #thebook_cupboard #usbornebooksandmore #aworldofpossibilities #readtogether #kidsbooks #kidsactivities #summerholidays #keepthembusy #whenitsgoneitsgone #homeschooling #christmasinaugust #giftideas

It's all been a bit packtastic round here but we're done. Unexpected things that have changed my life, a double sided tape dispenser and an industrial guillotine. What more could anybody need? Perhaps I'll start a discussion on the various thicknesses of cardboard in the blog to keep us all gripped?
To all our customers, they're on the way! Happy reading!
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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS || Jax is on school holidays (he is on a 3 term calendar) so this break is quite a long one. It’s tons of fun for Ava because she is kept entertained throughout the day. A little tougher for mama as I still have to get some work done, but at the same time, happy to have some extra time with them together and enjoy a few fun adventures.
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Last week we enjoyed making a few crafts, last night Jaxon wanted to ‘read’ books and we did that together for about an hour (he LOVES books).
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Still got a few weeks left before he goes back to school... so would love a quick comment below with a suggestion of what you think we can get up to?
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Cause and effect is such a fun skill for babies and toddlers to practice. They love knocking things over, but building and balancing can be a challenge, especially for little miss who is 17 months old. She doesn’t want to build, she wants to destroy. This activity required serious concentration, control, and visual processing. Instead of simply pushing it over, which most babies have mastered since 9 months old, I encouraged M to use her trusty dollar store squirt bottle. This required her to aim and squeeze, which develops her hand strength and made this activity last a little longer. Amen! 🙌🏻
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Be sure to check out my story highlights. I often share videos of our activities in action before I find the time to post them!
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Happy Monday!

Ballet class Aug 2018 😍 #ballet #toddlerlife #keepthembusy #dance

We decided to try something new this summer with the kids.
The family cottage is a minimum 5 hour drive and the kids are amazing travelers but we thought we would try audiobooks this summer just in case we ended up in traffic. We don't do electronics in our car because... well because we don't 😎
We started small with @mrmenofficial audiobooks to see if they liked the idea. God those books are cute ❤
Next we moved on to #petesdragon to test out how long they would stay quiet and interested.... well... we paused when they fell asleep!
This experiment was a great success!! So if you are looking for a travel tip with the kids I would highly recommend this one ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Well, day 1 of 10 is in the books. Discovery Camp looks to be a fun time for the boys :) #realtordad #realtor #kids #keepthembusy #earlynight #summercamp #davenportrealtybrokerage #davenport

Got some antsy kids on your hands? Try creating an outdoor scavenger hunt. This fun and free activity is perfect for kids of all ages and abilities (and will keep them occupied)! Pick things that your kids can find close to home, or in a nearby park, and let them know you'll have a cold summer treat waiting for them when they complete the list. Here's a few items to get you started: - A sign shaped like an octagon
- Something that's easy to get down, but hard to get up
- A mailbox
- A blue car
- A toy with two wheels
- Something red
- A flat rock
- A sign of fall approaching
- A yellow sign
- A relaxing place to sit
- An insect
- A house with the number "7" in it
- A light with three colours

etc. etc. Remember to choose items that are safe to find, but not so easy that they'll race through that list! #sfhmf #kids #summer #scavengerhunt #freeactivities #yyc #yyckids #outsideactivities #keepthembusy

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