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Painting with Invisible Ink

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Painting with Invisible Ink We had plenty of ideas for British Science Week at the end of March. Painting with invisible ink is fun and so easy to do! Mix fresh lemon juice and water in a bowl, and use a paintbrush to paint a secret picture on a fresh sheet of white paper. (Older children can…

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What’s on over half term?

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

Even if you don’t have school age children you’ll probably still be affected by the half term holidays. Groups and classes either stop for the week or are infiltrated by bigger children! The good news is that if you’re working during half term week, the rush hour traffic is usually better! Of course Bumpkins Nursery…

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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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10 Christmas Outings in Cambridge with Children

Date: December 5, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Things to make and do

At Bumpkins nursery we’re really getting excited about Christmas! Here are ten ideas for getting your little ones into the festive spirit out and about in the local area… 1) Meet Father Christmas You can see Father Christmas in several locations. Please make sure you check availability in advance to avoid disappointment, and don’t forget your…

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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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Water play for babies

Date: June 16, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

If water isn’t on your list of regular baby and toddler activities then you are missing out on something amazing. Free, fun and fantastically versatile, water can draw out chuckles from even the tiniest of tots. Most water activities can be adapted to suit all stages; great if you have more than one child at…

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Rainy Day Activities

Date: May 25, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

Finding activities to keep your children occupied during the holiday when the ‘Great British Weather‘ strikes (think torrential rain, and snow in June!) can be a seriously draining experience. The combination of boredom and cabin fever can make even the most well-behaved children turn into screaming monsters and trying to placate them is enough to…

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Things to do with a baby and an older child

Date: May 21, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Things to make and do

Things to do with a baby and an older child Having your first baby is an amazing experience and most parents find themselves able to be completely baby­-centric as they only have one child on which to focus. However, when you have your second child, it’s not so simple and you’ll find yourself having to…

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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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