Toddler Games: Making Gloop!

This post is for Jo who thought I said “Goop” and then thought I was best friends with Gwyenth Paltrow because she has a blog called “Goop” :-D.

I’ve been wanting to do this for ages with Miss NHM, since before she was born! I can’t even remember where I first found out about Gloop, but it’s such a simple idea and a very cheap activity.

What you will need

1 cup cold water

2 cups corn flour

Random buttons

Making the Gloop

Slowly add one cup of water to two cups corn flour in a bowl.

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Stir until the water is absorbed by the corn  flour.

Add buttons. Fishing buttons out of the gloop is great for your little one’s fine motor skills.

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Miss NHM played with the Gloop for about an hour. We had a brilliant time playing with it and fishing the buttons out added another dimension to her interest.

Tips

Go to the toilet before you start. I didn’t do this and spent most of the time playing, wishing I had gone beforehand! The thought of leaving Miss NHM on her own or trying to get her to stop playing just wasn’t an option!

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Don’t use fabric buttons like I accidentally did. Duh.

Do this somewhere that you don’t mind getting dirty. We found the kitchen was the best place. I probably wouldn’t do this in a carpeted room.

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You can also step it up a level by adding either food colouring or food essence. We might try this next time.

Also, if the weather is nice next time we try this, I will try this outside.

Let me know if you enjoy this activity as much as we did!

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Alternatives for those affected by the closure of two local nurseries…

I hope this isn’t too late if any of you have been affected by the closure of two local nurseries.

Cheryl sent me a message asking me to let you know about the offer that Cornerstone Nurseries has:

Cornerstone Nurseries are sorry to hear that both Headstarts & Funhouse nurseries have closed at such short notice.

We would like to offer any parents affected by this, emergency childcare at one of our 3 settings in Basingstoke, with 1/2 price fees for the month of October to help with the disruption you’ve had.

If you then choose to stay with us, we will guarantee a permanent place for your child (at our standard fee rates).

For more information please call 01256 818118.

Spotlight UK Classes for preschool children

Meg sent me a message asking me to let you know about the classes for preschoolers that are at Spotlight UK:

The classes at Spotlight UK are a fab way to meet parents with our jammed packed timetable for preschool age children…..

  • GYM TOTS – Tuesdays 10-11 am – £2.50 per week
  • PARENT & BABY FITNESS – Tues 11 am – 12pm – £2.50/wk
  • PARENT & BABY FITNESS – Wed 11 am – 12pm – £2.50/wk
  • BABY BALLET – Thurs – 1- 1.30pm – £2.50/wk
  • TINY TAPPERS – Thurs – 1.30-2pm – £2.50/wk
  • GYM TOTS – Fri 1-2pm – £2.50/wk

Spotlight UK based in Popley, Basingstoke would like to welcome all Parents and babies to our pre school classes.

Call now today to book or find out more: 01256 325 420 or contact the team via their facebook page: Popley Spotlight Centre

Registered Charity No: 1129258

Games to play with your baby or toddler

Are you looking for ideas for games to play with your baby or toddler?

The following link, from cow and gate, shows a play time planner which allows you to input the time you have available, whether you want to play indoors or outdoors and the age of your child. You hit return and at the bottom of the screen are a list of relevant games to play with your child:

http://letstoddle.com/my_toddler/playtime-planner

BabyCentre also have some great ideas for games to play with your little one. If you have signed up for the weekly email from BabyCentre it will include the games that are relevant for your toddler or baby’s age. If you haven’t signed up, you can find the list of games at the links below:

Baby: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/development/letsplay/?intcmp=tnav_baby_play

Toddler: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/toddler/development/stimulating/letsplay/

Do you know of any other websites that have a great list of games to play with your little one? Please add to the comments section or on the Facebook page. Thanks!

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All those Questions you’ve been dying to ask your Toddler…

1. What is something Mummy always says to you?

2. What makes Mummy happy?

3. What makes Mummy sad?

4. How does your mummy make you laugh?

5. What did your mummy like to do when she was little?

6. How old is your mummy?

7. How tall is your mummy?

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?

9. What does your mummy do when you’re not there?

10. What is your mummy really good at?

11. What is your mummy not very good at?

12. What does your mummy do for her job?

13. What is your mummy’s favourite food?

14. What makes you proud of your mummy?

15. If your mummy were a cartoon character, who would she be?

16. What do you and your mummy do together?

17. How are you and your mummy the same?

18. How are you and your mummy different?

19. How do you know your mummy loves you?

20. What does your mummy like most about your daddy?

21. Where is your mummy’s favourite place to go?

22. What is one thing you wish you could change about your mummy?

23. What would your mummy do with a million pounds?

24. What do you wish you could go and do with your mummy?

25. What is one thing you hope never changes about your mummy?