Never heard of them until tonight but what a great idea for babies and toddlers, kids of all ages I expect. Fill large ziploc bags or plastic tubs full of simple and fun creative activities to pull out when you hit a lull in your day at home and need to keep a toddler entertained. You could even host busy bag swaps and playdates to share your ideas and keep the creative juices flowing.
Here is a taster. 12 fun busy bag ideas using simple to get craft materials and 5 minutes of your time to prepare.
Reusable stickers, stickers in general, are a huge hit in this house as are felt boards so we have two already!
Are you done with your old children’s books? Is it time for a new tale? Bring us a book you’ve enjoyed and take away someone else’s recommended read.
While you’re here, join us for story-telling (10.30 and 12.00) and design a book cover in Art Smarts (14.00-16.00).
Please bring along books appropriate for ages 0 to 14 years.
Free / Drop in / All age
The calendar is now updated with Mowlem, Meath, Overland, Docklands Museum, One O Clock Club, some Collingwood and Whitehorse Centre play dates from now until December. I have selfishly focused on toddler play sessions but will add in baby play shortly so it provides a complete picture for all mums.
Please try it out and let me know if you like it. Use the AGENDA mode for a nice clear layout. There are so many play sessions that if you use any other format in Google to view it it’s messy and confusing. You can however download this onto your own G+ and muck about it with as you see fit.
Hope it works for you and you can make the most of it. More to follow and will be updated continually as we find new play sessions and groups! If you think any great play sessions are missing please let me know by text or email.
Noodle has the worst runny nose I can recall in a long time, he is also sneezing and coughing all the time. Having had just half an hour for his nap yesterday we went on to have a disturbed night, up at 3, 4 etc, head on my shoulder, rocking for a long time. I then tried to sleep in the lounge as other half was snoring when I returned to try and sleep (wide awake). But then I could hear the God damned mouse trying to break through the thick brown tape I’ve wrapped under the kitchen skirting to keep him out. I think he has busted through it. In fact at one point I heard scratching on material, thought he was on the sofa with me and I yelped. Reminded me of our bedtime story, Goodnight Moon “… and a young mouse and a bowl full of mush”. Today Noodle is in a foul mood and I am running on empty. I was prepping lunch with him whining a lot, he took his plate and angrily pushed all the food off it onto the floor, screamed then threw the plate on the floor in a rage. So mama yelled. Loudly. His little eyes filled with tears and he looked quite terrified. And now I feel really bad.
Here’s a beautifully animated Goodnight Moon version, narrated by Susan Sarandon to soothe frayed tempers.
Don’t shop, swap at our next event!
When: Saturday, 27 July 2013 from 11am to 4pm.
Where: Bethnal Green Gardens, corner of Cambridge Heath Road and Roman Road (near Bethnal Green Library)
Bring along reusable, clean items you no longer want and take away something for yourself - free!
Bring for swapping:
Any items left at the end of the day will be donated to charity.
If you have something large, such as furniture or even a shed, don’t bring it. Instead bring along a photo or description of the item along with your contact details.
Bring for recycling (these can’t be taken away):
*Bikeworks will be there from 11am to 1pm, during this time children’s bikes can be swapped and Dr Bike will be available to do minor repairs and roadworthy checks.
Can’t make it?
We hold several swap events throughout the year.
Email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will update you each time we hold an event.
For more information about swap events email email@example.com call 020 7364 5004.