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Sleeping beauty with a crown of naked nins and a bear hat. This hat really suits Zeke I love how tiny curls of his beautiful hair poke out! •

Check out @poconido Give Back Black Friday event to get amazing deals on these hats and muslins! •

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We had lots of fun creating these drip paint pumpkins. I loved that the boys could do this with very little help, especially Elijah did this very self directed. •


Despite me cutting my finger I did scoop out the innards of these pumpkins because I don’t want to waste want they were actually grown for-food. Seeds will be roasted and the rest will become soup. Just waiting for the paint to dry now lol

Little autumn fox hanging out up a tree!

It’s hard to put words to beauty and magic but this photo says it all for me! Woodland pixie Elijah soaking in the autumn sunshine. Playing in nature and playing naturally. It’s been amazing... we’ve all played, laughed, sang and been silly in these woods today. •


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Story set-up for a book my mum used to read to us when I was little. The pages of the book are a bit discoloured and it's practically falling apart, but it's definitely captured the next generation's interest!

Our copy is a German translation of the American picture book, "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton, first published in 1942.
The invitation to read and play includes a seasonal set-up (swipe to see illustrations of the seasons in the book), as well as a look at construction and urban development.
Definitely a book that has stood the test of time!

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WITCHES and SPELLS : a set up with the wonderful 'Spells' by @emily_gravett, including some wands, a frog, three nin witches with fab crochet hats, a cauldron, some paper punches and a few leftover bits of gold card I found in the draft drawer. I expect Yannick to be chanting 'Bimbam bare bum' for the rest of the week... #babipurchallenge #lovebabipur #mamasbusyteaching #mamasdenchallenge #grapat #holztiger #kleankanteen #storysack #raisingreaders #bookworm #readwiththem #mumofboys #mumofthreeboys #storytime #storyprops #autumn #halloween

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So excited to launch this week's giveaway from the wonderful @storyprops. How amazing are these beautiful wooden StoryPebbles? The winner will receive all 4 beautiful woodland stones. ————————————————— .
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🐿 Closes midnight Saturday 13th October and open to UK residents only, Winner picked from photos shared on the hashtag #mamasbusyteaching on Sunday 14th October
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We are looking at the group 1 jolly phonics this afternoon and practicing the sounds and linking them to the letter stories and picking out and matching the letter shape.
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We are focusing on learning the sounds of the letters at the moment and having fun along the way
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#mamasbusyteaching we all know theo is a bit train obsessed. It’s great as is the perfect way to introduce problem solving. The track broke 😱 fortunately a kindly passerby phoned us to let us know. We grabbed our tool box and measured the gap, checked it was all level and used a variety of tools to fix it. I love it when a problem becomes a game #mamasdenchallenge #playbasedlearning #trains #toddlerproblemsolving

I’m kind of missing this freedom already, back to reality, funeral prep, pastoral grief support, messy church prep, school assemblies etc... but you know what these past two weeks have really filled my tank to get going on all these things

We have totally fell in love with the Elsa Besko books! Children of the forest is such a sweet story and we have really enjoyed setting up a little story tinker tray, so we can bring the story to life 🍄
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Well if this isn’t what childhood and camping is about what is it? The joy on Elijah’s face at the freedom of these puddles. Laughter as we pulled his wellies off and empty the water out of them... there’s always some way of getting dry at the end of the day, right?! #plasticfreeparent #runwildmychild #magicofchildhood #childrenseemagic #candidchildhood #freerangelittles #childhoodunplugged #dresskids_likekids #mycolourfulkids #ourcolourfulkids #naturebaby #letthemexplore #lifewellcaptured #littlewonderingeyes #happylittlebuttons #kidsforreal #rememberingthesedays #mamasdenchallenge #rainbowlittles

Some where over a rainbow magical Unicorns jump and play 🌈

@ostheimerwoodentoys Magical Unicorn and @raduga_grez Sunset Stacking Arcs available from @littleacornstomightyoaks They are so stunning. This maybe the start of a new collection!! Use AUTUMN18 for a 10% discount online 🦄💜
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We are being blown into the weekend here in Cornwall the wind is howling!

Luckily the fox family have found a cosy cubby to wait for the storm to pass and shelter from the wind and pouring rain.

It's the last day to catch up on @mamasden Autumn Challenge today.

Here's our entry for water. So much water has fallen over night the rain has been pouring down.
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We got out beautiful Ostheimer foxes from @littleacornstomightyoaks Use AUTUMN18 for a 10% discount online 💚
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MIGRATING BIRDS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We have seen so many geese flying in formation around where we live and we are guessing they are migrating.
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It’s such a sight to see.
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We don’t have any geese but we do have these beautiful @lankakade ducks. Just look at the natural grain of the wood.
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I finished my pixie hats for the boys. I’m going to adapt the pattern a little I think but also make myself one. Oh and the park at the Falkirk Kelpies is amazing... look how much fun the boys were having! We had quite a bit of fun too

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