Some people might wonder if us parent bloggers are neglecting our children in order to write our blogs, and mess about on social media, but I can hand on heart say it has made me a better mum. From visiting other peoples blogs and lives I have come across some inspirational parenting, that makes me pull my socks up and do it a bit better myself.
My most recent purchase has been a Tuff Spot. I have seen them around on several blogs the past few months, being used for all sorts of extraordinary messy play- from bowls of water, to whole dinosaur islands. We live in a large, wonky old building, and it is a lovely home, but regretfully we have no outdoor space to call our own. We live in a beautiful town with a plethora of parks, and the open countryside is but 5 minutes from our front door, but you can't take a bowl of water up to the park to pretend to wash up in! So I got a tuff spot so we can have messy play at home in a slightly tidier fashion. (oh believe me, it is still messy, we would need a tuff spot the size of the room to avoid any, but it certainly is a big help in keeping a little more mess contained)
So far we have....
Made a mess with oats and lentils and stuff!
Made Our Own Moon Sand
|'There is a small chance I tried to eat some...'|
We have also set up the tuffspot as a farm, and it is fabulous for cars! I have plans for dinosaurs and water beads for this weekend. It has been well worth the fifteen pound investment.
Love Miss Cisco XXX
I would like to dedicate todays post to the memory of Matilda Mae, a beautiful little girl who should be celebrating her first birthday today. Unfortunately she was lost to SIDS 3 months ago.
Shine bright little star.
Her Mums wonderful blog , Edspire , is full of brilliant ideas for messy play. Her Mummy Jennie is a fabulous creative parent to her twin toddlers, and I look forward to finding more fabulous inspiration for things to do with Syd there.