Pondering Playtime

Pondering Playtime is a book and activity series for pre-school children. Every fortnight I share a short book review and related play and learning activity.

Pondering Playtime // The Tiger Who Came to Tea Tuff Spot

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr*, and created this lovely little role play tuff spot. The Tiger Who…

Pondering Playtime // Simon Sock Pairs Activity

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen Simon Sock by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet*, and we’ve been practising our fine motor skills with this sock matching activity. Simon…

7 Valentine’s Activities for Toddlers

It’s February! So of course our attention has turned to Valentine’s Day. We don’t tend to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day in our home. Even so, it’s nice to do a bit of heart-related crafting every now and again, and show someone you care about how much…

Pondering Playtime // Dig Dig Digging Tuff Spot Digger Painting

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo, and explored early mark making with M by using the wheels to paint tracks in…

Pondering Playtime // That’s Not My Hedgehog Sensory Painting

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen That’s Not My Hedgehog by Fiona Watt**, and created an engaging sensory painting activity. That’s Not My Hedgehog – What’s the…

Pondering Playtime // ZOG Sticker by Numbers

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen ZOG by Julia Donaldson, and created this easy sticker-by-numbers EYFS activity to go with it. ZOG – What’s the Story? ZOG…

Pondering Playtime // That’s Not My Fairy Sensory Tuff Spot

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen That’s Not My Fairy by Fiona Watt. That’s Not My Fairy – What’s the Story? That’s Not My Fairy is one…