Sensory Crafts for Babies and Toddlers: Competition

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Its over to Adele Crozier from Monkeying Around blog to intorduce her wonderful new ebook.

I was inspired to write this book by the many wonderful parents which I have worked with over the years. We all feel the need to buy our children beautiful, colourful and exciting toys but in honesty some of the best toys they could have are already hiding in our homes. When I became a stay at home mum all the sensory activities I was used to preparing and playing with children  seemed to disappear from my head and this book was a good chance to remind my self and share these ideas with other parents.

 From birth children start learning through their senses, with these activities you can help your child/ren to discover a new world through touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. Parents can often struggle to think of activities to involve their little ones in at home and feel that creative activities are only for nurseries, this is not true and I hope this book will give some new ideas to both parents and child care professionals.

 As a Childcare professional for 9 years,  early years blog author and columnist I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many great people and shared great ideas to occupy children up to eight years old which I would also like to share with you.

The book is available to buy from our folsky page for just £2.50 and over the next few month this will be the first of many to come.

 Competiton

If you would like to win a copy of this gorgeous ebook  filled with lush photos and easy to follow ideas just leave a comment telling me what  your most fun activuty with your litle one is.

T&C: Winner will be picked at random on Feb 9th.  As this is an ebook competition is open worldwide.

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  1. wendy @kikicomp says:

    making collages from things we find in the garden on the beach etc as fun to do & lovely reminders of great days out

  2. carole maciver says:

    painting or should i say making a mess

  3. Sam Sanderson says:

    Making anything messy. since she is 1 she dont no how to make anything without making a huge mess. especially with her paints.

  4. We like painting on glass.

  5. Mel Chambers says:

    Finger painting, wonderfully messy fun. Followed by a lovely calming bath.

  6. Laura Pritchard says:

    Challenging each other to build different things out of play doh!

  7. Alison Reid says:

    shaving foam party! simply spray some onto any flat, smooth surface and get messy!!

  8. claire woods says:

    Samuel loves doing anything creative – painting, drawing, using play doh, cooking. He just loves making things.

  9. Kieran Walsh says:

    we are now grandparents, actualy great gran parents, Lily Mai, now two loves books, so play and read to her, gives us satifaction

  10. My son used to love “painting” on the patio – we would give him a small bucket of water and an adult paintbrush. As he moved down the patio his drawings would dry and disappear and then it would go back to the beginning again. We also played naughts and crosses that way too.

  11. paula Tarling says:

    Lily likes to play with noodles cooked up, soap flakes and anything else she can get messy with!!

  12. Jane Willis says:

    My granddaughter is only 19 months old so her crafting so far is limited to drawing and painting, with a few stickers added for good measure, but we’re already dabbling in rubberstamping

  13. Jo Hewlett says:

    My 9 month old loves it when I blow raspberries on his hands, feet and belly, my 2 year old loves it when we play puppets using socks on our hands. I’m not sure who enjoys it more, me or them!

  14. Jackie ONeill says:

    we look cooking together and have made enough buns in the last year to feed an army! Freya (aged 4) deals with the decorating side and sticks on all of her favourite things which may not necessarily make them the prettiest buns in the world or the easiest to eat!

  15. Sarah Davies says:

    I love reading with my little ones and after we have read the book we make play doh figures for all the characters in the book. We even squash the play doh characters that have been bad in the books!

  16. Carly Mckay says:

    me and my 2 year old daughter love finger painting and also making ice cream play do its great fun x

  17. lorna anderson says:

    we love going to the seaside in the summer

  18. natalie holland says:

    rolling around on the grass, looking at the sky/birds/planes, blowing bubbles, running/tumbling/tickling!

  19. Rob Belbin says:

    Trying to cook – if theres enough mixture to put in the oven after mixing/eating/splashing

  20. I think ,it’s making plasticine figure

  21. jackie curran says:

    Seaside is my favourite, making sandcastles and splashing in the water.

  22. Lian McCulloch says:

    Hand Painting old tiles especially with santa at christmas

  23. Jen Tonkin says:

    Our most fun activity is going for a walk with my little boy on his balance bike, exercise for him and fr me!

  24. jimmy paton says:

    playing football in the park

  25. Maya Russell says:

    My 2 yr old loves me to go out the house and play in the garden with her- even if it’s only five minutes before she wants to go in because it’s too cold!

  26. Michelle Rayner says:

    A nature walk in the park, feding the petscorner animals and the squirrels and then making up stories that include as many of the things we’veseen as possible

  27. Kirsty Elliott says:

    PLaying in the garden in puddles, painting drawing, anything we do together really

  28. Kelly Padwick says:

    collages – cutting out of magazines and making cool pictures!

  29. I love pretend play with my little one the most as I adore watching her use her imagination, and then join in. Hand and foot printing is another favourite, especially in the summer so we can do it outside and then use the paddling pool to wash our feet :) Great fun!!

  30. Verity Elmes says:

    My daughter Caitlyn’s current favourite is the old classic hide and seek! It might not be the most exciting game for me as 9 times out of 10 i’ll see her behind the curtain but knowing shes having fun is the most important thing Its amazing how many little spaces ive managed to squeeze myself into as well :)

    Whilst my favourite is baking yummy cakes, i must say my skills are improving even with Cait joining in making a mess

  31. lisa bishop says:

    my little boy loves sticking his stickers everywhere even on me!!

  32. Adrian Clarke says:

    Walking in the streams & getting wet & muddy!

  33. Claire Marsay says:

    My son and I love nothing more than splashing in puddles and feeding the ducks!

  34. Jenifer-Mary Pettitt says:

    My children just love to help me making jam tarts & mincepies. They are very creative with the left over pieces of pastry & love to eat them when they have been baked in the oven!!!

  35. LOUISE ANDERSON says:

    she’s too small, but I can’t wait to get crafty with her

  36. Making spacecraft with Lego

  37. Val Pownall says:

    I look after my little 2-year-old granddaughter and she loves drawing and painting which we do most days. Lately we’re into good old-fashioned potato printing. I’d forgotten what fun it is. Much nicer than just buying those foam shapes, and a lot cheaper.

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