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    What else should I be doing with the children I look after? This is what I do regularly - park, walks, feed ducks, Reading, puzzles, garden play (inc sand and water), indoor free play, kinetic sand, playdough, messy play, painting, drawing, craft (slightly older ones), baking (in school holidays), sticking, cutting. What else do you all do regularly?

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    Sounds like you are doing plenty with your children, as long as they are safe and having lots of fun playing with the added bonus of learning along the way try not to worry too much. Do you do any planting/growing ? Mine love checking the garden everyday for red strawberries at the moment.
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    all of the above, rinse and repeat !!!!

    My older children love a wooden marble run, a gears toy from learning resources, magnet toys/magnet ball and stick construction and knex.


    today we've played outside making potions in the sand, and inside with the happyland fairies/little people dolls house and vehicles plus people/animals. all sorts of adventures going on. plus a big singsong with instruments and lots of actions.

    they also love my boxes of 'heuristic/loose parts' including old phones and cameras, and now jewellary and purses/cards! they found a few bags, and we've been 'shopping'.


    i have 3 asleep, and 4th is making playdough buns and biscuits. She doesn't want me to play so i'm looking for some colouring pictures to go with our gnome story! ( and reading the forum! )

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    Each day I try to provide something to do with:

    mark making
    maths/numbers
    small world play
    construction
    books/reading
    singing/music
    role play/dressing up
    investigation
    puzzles
    fine motor skills
    colours
    outdoor play


    They're really broad headings and one toy or activity usually covers more than one heading.

    In addition we do regular (but not daily) walks, messy play, craft, baking, playdough etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie dust View Post
    Sounds like you are doing plenty with your children, as long as they are safe and having lots of fun playing with the added bonus of learning along the way try not to worry too much. Do you do any planting/growing ? Mine love checking the garden everyday for red strawberries at the moment.
    We do little, we must do more though that's a good idea. What else do you grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumofone View Post
    We do little, we must do more though that's a good idea. What else do you grow?
    We grow carrots/peas/tomatoes/potatoes/strawberries and this year we have a blueberry plant. We also have flowers growing. Cress is a quick and easy one for children having said that our last lot didn't grow
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