#nontoytoys

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Oh goodie, that saves me a job 😱 (that face though! 9 months going on teenager 😏) I secretly like to think Tori has the Hinch bug too and she's having a clear out for me 🙄 I need to learn that when she goes quiet in the play pen she's up to something... all my business cards have now been nibbled 😋 but she did find £3.26 in change.

#hincharmy #babyhincher #craftylondonmum #havingasortout #quietisnotgood #suchamonkey #nontoytoys

In the words of @mother_pukka how are non-toy toys more fun than any toy that we ever bought! A cardboard tube, a biscuit box and a Tupperware pot. By far the favourites!! #nontoytoys #happybaby #toottoot

Rainy day games - I told her to wipe clean all the red spots 🙈🤣🤣🤣🤣 *
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#nontoytoys #rainydays #rain #weekend #toddler #toddlerentertainment #mumlife #stuckinside #family #games #kids #thingstodo #wheresthesun

That space blanket from the first aid kit! #nontoytoys #babysensory #daddylifehacks

Rainy day activities. #mumlife #toddlerlife #mumhacks #nontoytoys

Things she plays with: phone charger wires (plugged in, prefers sucking the live end), lids (preferably small enough to be choking hazards), glassware, glasses, wine bottles, vases, glass milk bottles, glass figurines, glass. Mascara wands laden with mascara. Nipples. Nappies freshly-sourced from nappy bin. Plug sockets. Anything linked to plug sockets. Ideally straighteners linked to plug sockets. Coins - 5p is the holy grail of playability and chokability. Fat rolls on a knackered old labrador; Found her gently chewing as the canine succumbed. Toilet roll. Toilet seat. Toilet brush. Toilet Duck. Toilet #nontoytoys #internationaldayofgirl @papa_pukka

Tube of wrapping paper kept Lyla quite for 5 mins... #babylyla #nontoytoys #6monthsold #entertainment

* COLOUR AND TEXTURE * 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁 I couldn’t wait to use some of our new resources! A little initiation to play set up for this afternoon. I love these tiny bottles and think they will be great for developing fine motor skills when Martha tries to fill them back up.
#imaginativeplay #homepreschool #invitationtoplay #entertaining_kids #oursensorykids #somethingsensory #totsplay #toddlerplay #woodentrayplay #autumn #naturalresources #openendedplay #woodentoys #marthasplay #learningthroughplay #explorationplay #nontoytoys #waldorf #trayplay

When he won’t lie on his play mat (without rolling off under the couch and moaning). When he won’t sit in his chair (without wriggling and writhing and screaming for help). When he is not yet safe to be left unattended while sitting unaided (cause he’s liable to fall with the slightest of distractions- and his sister is currently dancing round the room using a slinky like a yo-yo). And you have 20mins to make dinner and set the table...The solution is simple... wedge him into a laundry basket with 2x big cushions and supply a few toys. No straps of restraints he can get grumpy with however he is still propped up and safe #rockingthismotherhoodthng #winningatlife #nontoytoys #sullivanjames #ifitworksitworks

Autumn sensory bottle using things we collected from our walks 🍃🍂🍁 #autumn #sensorybottles #10monthsold #stayathomemum #playallday #sensoryexperience #sensoryplay #babyplay #nontoytoys #weloveautumnplay

Apparently a giant pillow tank is the best toy ever.
#pillowtank #nontoytoys #giantwatertank #takeyourbabytowork

Today she was playing with the chillis, putting them to bed, cuddling them. Then she wanted to take them away, out of the kitchen to play with, I said no and swapped them for limes, which I’ll probably find half the size and rock solid in a years time. Living life on the edge ⚡️
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#toddlergames #trade #nontoytoys #foodtoys #everythingisababy #rockabyechilli #childhood #londonkids #childhoodunplugged #londonallotments #croydon
#southlondon #raisingchildren #imagination #roleplay

When you’re so rubbish at magic your three year old figures it out straightaway and then even the baby knows how to do it! #mumsofinstagram #realmumlife #mummyofboys #bedtime #calmingdown #myfamily #love #qualitytime #nontoytoys #fun #laughter #sorryaboutmycackle

On the 7th day of chicken pox my mother finally gave in... #babytulia #nontoytoys #chickenpox #finishpowerball

Let’s play together 👶🏼👦🏻⭐️
•Bentleys been poorly today, so he stayed at home.. little did I know that being poorly makes you very kind and in a nice sharing mood! •My boys never play together! It’s probably because there’s a 4year age gap and Bentleys at the age we’re he feels to old to play with babies now.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But majority of the time, it’s so stressful! Trying to find something they can do together because Isaac literally follows Bentley around like a dog 🐕 because he wants to join in 🤦🏻‍♀️ • Today Isaac kept pulling out everything from the kitchen cupboards and Bentley wanted to play café shops so I pulled out some bits from the kitchen and ta da! Satisfied for over 2hours.. PLAYING TOGETHER!
•Soo I took a HUGE step back and let them play, for the first time in ages the house was so peaceful, so much love was going around and the air was filled with laughter between the both of them 😍.. Bonding time is so special 👶🏼👦🏻
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #poorlyboy #poorlychild #dayathome #siblingplay #bonding #siblings #myboys💙 #mummysboys #myloves #brothers #bestfriends #cutenessoverload #simpleplay #simpleplayideas #everydayplay #nontoytoys #playtogether

No need for toys when you’ve got @nespresso pods to play with! #nontoytoys #playtime #mumsofinsta

* CHANGE OF PLAN PLAY * 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 The loose plan for this afternoon was a bit of paint stick painting on a large cardboard box. A sunny afternoon meant this definitely needed to take place outside.
When a got a box out of our garage, and I removed the polystyrene blocks inside , Martha spotted them and immediately wanted to investigate. She sat on one and said, “Look, mummy, it’s a car!” So I got a whole load more out of the garage, grabbed a bag of felt pens, and an afternoon of play just sort of grew from there.
#learningthroughplay #creativeplay #improvisation #nontoytoys #sunnyafternoons #toddler #toddlerplay #23months #eyfs #athomelearning

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