Happy News Day

For some of you this won’t be new news but I thought it was maybe time to share with all of you that I am expecting twins!! I am now over 31 weeks which means that, in theory, I have about 6 weeks to go until they arrive (unless they have other plans which they might well do!). Sadly this means that I am going to have to close my childminding service for a while as I will be somewhat busy with my little family. I shall also be writing my blog with a lot less regularity as I imagine that there will be lots to do and my focus will be on my little boy and his new siblings. I will, however, share any good activities that we get up to as and when I manage it.

My other good news is that we are also moving house….. in for a penny, in for a pound as they say! We get the keys this Friday and are so excited to be moving into a new place of our own…. I am really looking forward to getting settled in and having the head space to focus on our new arrivals. As this is all happening rather soon this post will most likely be my last for a while.

Remember, you can always contact me via email:

hello@victoriadalechildminding.co.uk

should you have any ideas to share or just want to say hello! I hope that you continue to enjoy having Fun Day Mondays  (or any other day of the week!!) with your little ones and continue to explore your city and find lots of great activities to do with all the family.

So, in the words of Tigger….. TTFN… Ta ta for now! Vicki Xx

Fun Day Monday

Morning! We’ve got another Spring activity for you today that we had fun doing last week.

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It’s a very simple lacing activity which is great for your little one’s developing motor skills… it’s also a good activity for concentration!

If you want to have a go you will simply need the following:

  • A sheet of coloured craft foam
  • Scissors
  • A hole punch
  • A shoe lace or ribbon

and you simply:

  • Cut a large flower shape out of the foam using the scissors
  • Punch holes around the petals
  • Give your little one the flower and a lace and show them how to thread the lace around the flower

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  • You don’t have to restrict your shape to a flower, you could do a simple egg shape, chick or a rabbit to make it an activity for Easter instead
  • To develop this activity further you could give your little one some beads to thread onto the lace too doing so in sequences (always supervise your child when sing small objects such as beads)

What’s On Wednesday

You are invited to come and play, build, enjoy a campfire and explore a free outdoor play space together on Glasgow Green by Baltic Street Adventure Playground a project by Assemble together with PEEK and Playbusters. You are advised to be prepared to get messy!!

This is part of Play Summita three-day event with artist Nils Norman and art & architecture collective Assemble, which considers the state of 
play in Scotland and beyond. There are free talks, workshops and discussions, and a symposium bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners working in play from around the world, along with play ventures from across Scotland. For more information please visit the Collective website here.

The events I want to draw your attention to include:

Saturday 12 April

Outdoor play on Glasgow Green
Baltic Street Adventure Playground, PEEK and Playbusters
10am–6pm | Free

Sunday 13 April
Outdoor play on Glasgow Green
Baltic Street Adventure Playground, PEEK and Playbusters
10am–6pm | Free

Workshops for families
Winter Gardens
11am | The Woodcraft Folk
2pm | Modelmaking with Nils Norman & Grant Lambie
4pm | Tower building with Assemble
Free but you will need to book a ticket… to do so visit the website here

Monday 14 April
Outdoor play on Glasgow Green
Baltic Street Adventure Playground, PEEK and Playbusters
10am–6pm | Free

There are other events available and if you are interested in play I’d recommend that you take a look at the full programme.

www.victoriadalechildminding.co.uk