Here’s a selection of easy Christmas cards for children to make, featuring a range of interesting art techniques.
Hello there! Are you looking for the weekly Play Planner?
We’ve upgraded our service which means you will now find the Play Planner only available via email. If you are already a subscriber, check your inbox as this week’s edition will be there waiting for you.
If it’s not there – please double check your ‘promotions’ and ‘spam’ folders in case it’s ended up in there by mistake.
If you still haven’t received it, or if you’re not yet a subscriber and want to be, just pop your email address in the box below and I’ll include you in the mailing list.
Why have we changed? I’ve got exciting plans for NurtureStore over the next few months, which I hope you’ll find extra fun for your children and really useful to you. In order to deliver all the goodies I have in store we’ve upgraded our newsletter system.
If you’d like to keep receiving the Play Planner, and get all the extras I have planned for future months, it’s important that you click open the Play Planner emails when they arrive.
I want to make sure the freebies go to those of you who do still want to receive them (and there are pretty expensive admin costs associated with running the mailing list.) This means I’ll be doing some housekeeping and removing people from the mailing list if they no longer open the Play Planner emails. I hope you will keep reading along with me, especially because I think you’ll enjoy all the extras I have planned for you.
So, please do open those emails to let me know you still want to be part of the NurtureStore community. Thanks! Cathy
If you’re looking for a fun idea to get your child writing, try making a Zig Zag Book. It’s a great way to encourage beginners to have a go at writing. The format of the book is fun and quirky and lets them do lots of drawings, adding in a little writing too.
Kids’ writing :: make a zigzag book [Read more…]
Join me and the #momsoninstagram
Hi everyone! A quick question before we dive into this week’s Play Planner: are you on Instagram? I’d love you to come and join me and a few of my friends, and be part of our #momsoninstagram community. Hop through on this link to find out more – you’ll find some super mums and moms to follow, and can add your own Instagram profile to the group. ~ Cathy
This week’s Play Planner
Spring is blooming in our garden and we are busy, busy, busy starting vegetable seeds. Here are some important garden activities for May that you can enjoy with your children.
Garden Activities for May
You need to get a copy of this book! Jean Van’t Hul, who many of you will know from her wonderful blog The Artful Parent, has a brand new book full of ‘simple ways to fill your family’s life with art and creativity’. The book, The Artful Parent, is packed full of inspiring ideas to try. Here’s a peek inside at one of the activities, together with a super-easy-to-enter competition where one of you can win a copy.
The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity [Read more…]
Welcome to Cheep Cheep Farm! Here’s a fun idea that brings some imaginary play to your Easter activities. We’ve got pretend play, math games and reading and writing sneaked in too.