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Rainy Day Activities for Children

Date: January 25, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the weather outside is frightful, with rain, wind, sleet and snow putting a dampener on your outdoor plans, it’s wise to have some back up ‘rainy day activities’ ready to go. Venturing to indoor soft play, eating out or a trip to the cinema soon get costly. If playing in the garden or at…

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Sending Thank you Cards

Date: January 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the festivities are over, the leftover turkey has been eaten and the Christmas decorations are packed away, there is still one fun part of Christmas remaining. Sending a thank you card or letter from your child for the presents they received is a lovely tradition to keep. Not only does it teach children to…

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Focus on Baby Apps

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

Modern life has never been so busy, our time has never been so in demand and our technology has never been so brilliant! With tablets now becoming a normal part of school life and many apps designed for babies and toddlers, our little ones are destined to be technological whizzes before they are out of…

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Things to Make and Do: Six Spring Messy Play Ideas

Date: February 22, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Messy play might not be everyone’s idea of a good time because, as the name suggests, it is inherently very messy! But toddlers and babies love it and it is great fun, once you get into the swing of it. It’s also fantastic for their cognitive development and developing those fine motor skills. Touching, feeling…

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10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

Date: February 12, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Valentine’s Day Crafts to Enjoy With Your Toddler Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get out the boxes of bits and bobs and start crafting with your children! Here are some lovely ideas to keep you inspired! Baking is always lots of fun; children love getting their hands dirty and there’s nothing quite like…

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10 Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

Date: November 26, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers Here are our Bumpkins suggestions for some simple Christmas crafts to enjoy with your toddler   Now it’s time the trees are popping up in the shops (and some keen houses) let the creative juices flow and get the children interested in Christmas by crafting.   

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