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 // Room on the Broom Halloween 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 .   Room on the Broom – What’s the Story?   Room on the Broom is about a witch and her…

Pondering Playtime // Gluten Free Gruffalo Crumble

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 Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. My toddler is really into cooking at the moment, so we decided to make a gluten free…

Pondering Playtime // Swampy Dinosaur Tuff Spot

*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 created a swampy dinosaur tuff spot.   Tyrannosaurus Drip – What’s the Story?  …

Pondering Playtime // We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Tuff …

*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 I’ve created a lovely little sensory storytelling tuff spot to go alongside it.  …

Pondering Playtime // Toddle Waddle Seaside Tuff Spot

*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 –…

Pondering Playtime // The Snail and the Whale Rock Painting

*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…

10 Books with Related EYFS Activities

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…