Louis’ mane

Louis the lion loves his silky mane But ask Mummy – looking after it’s a pain Combing it each morning , washing it at night Just to make sure it gleams shiny, healthy & bright At first, he didn’t…

Izzy’s magic sleeping dust

Izzy has a colourful bag Filled with magic sleeping dust She’ll sprinkle all night – from dusk till dawn Because sleeping for all is a must Each night we must sleep soundly We all need our good-night rest We…

Tugging box

This simple game helps baby learn cause and effect while also teaching them textures and colours. Grab an old M&Y box and puncture some holes in it. Thread various colours, textures and lengths of ribbon and/or laces through the…

Listen carefully, then we’ll begin

When Madam Pustakais reading We must be quiet and still We don’t want to miss any word that is said So we’ll listen carefully until…   We’ve reached the end of the story We’ve heard all that was to…

Copy cat

Babies learn by copying others, which is why this fun game helps to feed his imagination, encourage his language and vocabulary skills as well as improve his hand eye coordination. Sit with baby opposite you and play a game…

Little rock star

Look around you (normally in the kitchen) and you will find an amazing orchestra of instruments: Some pans and wooden spoon = drum kit A container filled with rice or pasta = maraca A cardboard box and some elastic…

Bubbles

Blow bubbles into the air and announce ‘bubble time’.  Encourage you little one to move around and pop them by directing them to ones that may be floating away.  What a great way to start introducing your child to…

Play-Dough

This super-easy playdough recipe is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon inside. It’s quick enough to hold a young child’s attention and you only need a few ingredients. It can be stored in an air-tight bag or container. If your…

Sand / Water Play

Great for developing motor skills, but also just great fun. No need for expensive equipment or even to confine it to the garden. Fill a shallow seed tray with sand and a spoon or hands can be used to…

Rolling-a-ball

Even before your baby is mobile he can enjoy playing with a ball. As soon as he is able to sit independently, encourage him to roll the ball to you and you back to him. This can be played…

Mirror Play

Baby will start to recognise himself in a mirror. A child-safe mirror can be explored as the child begins to realise it is their own reflection in the mirror. Prompt conversations by asking ‘who is it?’ or ‘where has baby gone?’ when the…

Farm box

Our boxes can be used for all sorts! Here we have turned it into the base for a farm, keeps the sand in once place. Chat as you rearrange the animals with your baby.…

Little kitchen helper

Your work at home is funner for your little one than it might be for you! Let them ‘help’ in the kitchen. Early on they can have a go at chopping soft fruits safely & you will have lots to chat…

Discovery Box

Have a go at making a discovery box – why not use one of the boxes you get our products in? Just hide objects inside & see if they can guess correctly what they feel. For younger babies use…

Picture dominoes & Snap

Picture dominoes & snap can help introduce new words as well as introducing similarities / differences.…

Instrument fun

Baby will love to choose her own instrument. Pots & pans with a wooden spoon are effective drums and can keep time as you rhyme together. …

Bath time!

Enjoy early role playing games to describe situations familiar to your baby. Washing a doll or washing-up are always popular because of the bubbles but be prepared to get wet! ….one for the garden?…

New discovery baskets

As baby begins to babble & build his own bank of words, encourage his interest with new themed discovery baskets. Your own descriptions will gently model the correct way of him saying a new word.…

Row Row Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream. Row, row, row your boat Gently up the creek If you see a little mouse Don’t forget to squeak! Row, row,…

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all day long. The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish; Swish, swish, swish;…

10 Fat Sausages

Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’ Now there’s eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan   Eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan…

Buzzing Fuzzbuzz

Fuzzbuzz is a busy bee That buzzes all around He buzzes high he buzzes low He buzzes round and round … Playing bee Play imitating a bee soing buzzing noises. Can your baby make them? Play buzzing high, low and going…

Baggy’s Bubble Bath

Frothy, foamy bubble baths Is where Baggy likes to be It is so fun to splash around But please just don’t splash me … Chat about bath time Why must we take baths? How often do we take baths?…

Blowing Puff

Puff was a cheeky little cloud That blew whatever she found She’d puff on leaves and hats and flowers To make them fly around … Chat about blowing Can you blow? Let your baby feel you blowing on their…

Huff full of water

Huff is a cloud full of water that floats all day through the sky And when he feels a bit heavy he wets all below that was dry … Chat about clouds & rain What are the clouds? What…

Spinning Izzy

There once was a star named Izzy Who loved to dance every night She’d spin around on the very same spot Until she was glowing warm and bright … Chat about spinning What does spinning mean? Which things spin?…