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.

*This post contains affiliate links 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 , and a fun seaside themed tuff spot activity to go with it. Toddle Waddle – What’s the Story? Toddle Waddle is a simple picture book full of rhyming words and onomatopoeia (words that sound like… View Post

*This post contains affiliate links 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 . I’ve chosen a simple rock decorating activity to go alongside it. It’s a bit of a rock painting cheat, really, as we’ve used Sharpie pens to decorate the stones instead of paint. The Snail and… View Post

Since I started my Pondering Playtime series at the start of the year, I’ve been really enjoying doing the different activities with my toddler. We love sharing books and M has been excited to recognise her favourite characters in some of the activities (she still talks about our Hairy Maclary paper plates!). As we’re now more than half way through the year, I thought I’d do a little round-up of the… View Post

*This post contains affiliate links 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 A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. I’ve created a farmyard sensory tuff spot using cereals, to go alongside it. A Squash and a Squeeze – What’s the Story? A Squash and a Squeeze is about a… View Post

*This post contains affiliate links 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 . Here’s my Hairy Maclary paper plate craft activity to go with it. Hairy Maclary: Scattercat  – What’s the Story? Hairy Maclary: Scattercat is another book in the well-know Hairy Maclary series by Lynley Dodd. In this story, Hairy… View Post