Mrs. McCloud’s biscuits​

Mrs. McCloud bakes biscuits​ On most Friday afternoons.​ Sniffing that fresh baked smell, ​ The twins are over the moon.​ ​ Right out of the oven​ they are very very hot.​ The twins are too impatient​ and want to…

Yip and the bone​

Yip the dog doesn’t want to share her bone,​ She hides it away, so she can later play alone.​ ​ She catches a cold and her nose can’t sniff or smell,​ She can’t remember where she hid her bone…

Louis and the Cave

Louis was a little lion who wished to grow big and brave. One day he went exploring And discovered a deep dark cave. He wanted to prove to himself That he was bravest of them all. So he put…

Good shooting star

Izzy had been very good, both mum and dad agreed   She had twinkled hard for many nights She hadn’t stopped to see the sights  She hadn’t chatted with the lights   A perfect star indeed.   “What do…

A lucky escape

Yip woke early and stretched in his cosy bed of flattened grass … he’d been having a lovely dream about being a great explorer. “I wonder if I’ll find anything interesting today!” he thought to himself, and off he…

Puppets

If you have some puppets you can have a great time putting on plays for each other or role playing with them. Make up stories and give the characters names.  When you have used the names enough see if…

Where did teddy go?

Show your toddler the teddy and say, “Teddy is going to hide! Can you find him?” When your toddler is not looking, hide the teddy somewhere. Choose easy hiding places at first and once your little one gets the…

What is missing

Place 4 objects on a tray, encourage you child describe each object and what makes them memorable. Is this one bigger or smaller than the others? How are they the same and how are they different?. Now cover the…

Colour sorter

With coloured pots and/or colour cardboard rolls as chutes, create a colour sorting station. Not only can you simply encourage baby to sort the colours while you announce each one that goes down the chute but you could also…

Ball Games / Bean-bag Games

An easy way to boost your child’s self-esteem is to introduce them to some of your favourite catching games using a bean bag rather than a ball. It moves more slowly through the air and is easier to grip,…

Simon Says

Mummy, daddy, grandma or anyone else fun is designated Simon, your little one and his friends or siblings are the players. Standing in front of the group, Simon tells the players what they must do. Here comes the catch, the players…

Sleeping Lions

Nice to play with more than one child & great fun in or out of doors. They are the lion, you are the hunter. They have to lie as still as possible whilst you chat to them, trick them…

Toddler Hopscotch

One way to help your toddler burn off some energy whilst introducing them to numbers. Use some chalk and make a hopscotch grid outside or duct tape can be used inside on a rainy day. Number the squares from…

Role playing Doctors

Is your little one a vet or a doctor today? Role-playing is a great way of modeling new language and letting them be boss. Be prepared for a lot of injections!…

Let’s go shopping!

A grocers, market stall or café can easily be set up by raiding the kitchen. So much to talk about, but you might want to replace the eggs with something!…

Little cleaning helper

It is surprising how helpful our little ones can be as we clean together & chat about the rooms & jobs. Try them with a damp cloth – they can reach the skirting boards nicely!…

Vehicle box

What else can you use our boxes for? Maybe your little one has a good idea. Name all the vehicles as you make roads & tracks together.…

Ten Green Bottles

Ten green bottles standing on the wall Ten green bottles standing on the wall And if one green bottle should accidentally fall There’ll be nine green bottles standing on the wall Nine green bottles standing on the wall Nine…

Polly Put the Kettle On

Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, We’ll all have tea. Sukey take it off again, Sukey take it off again, Sukey take it off again, They’ve all gone away.…

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…

Cold and Windy day

When it is cold and windy Put on your coat, scarf and hat Beware of the cheeky twins Huff and Puff For they’ll blow them away just like – that! … Chat about cold and windy days What do…