Category Archives: Toddlers

Lunchtime or how to feed a toddler on the go!

The little one is in my opinion a good eater she likes curry, olives, fajitas, chorizo and all fruit we have come across so far! This dosnt mean on her off days she isn’t stubbornly refusing known favourites she is 2 and like all 2 year old is trying to take control, she will learn that I operate a take it or leave it so she has what she offered if not it’s just fruit/yoghurt.

I have noticed that she has a real interest in what adults have on their plates, she will happily steal “leaves” off my plate for a nibble. I do wonder why when you go out even the so called family friendly places don’t offer better choices for our children I can’t speak for everyone but I wouldn’t want the processed rubbish that’s on offer for kids so at family dinners out its reluctantly brought……and usually left as who wants to the one at the table with the least interesting food? I am not suggesting that these are completly removed off of all menus never to be seen again because we all like the safety net of having a known favourite to offer especially of you are unfortunate enough to have a picky nuggets only child, we’ve all known one maybe were one! 

What i would like to see is more places offering half portions of the normal menu as children are just little people and if started on a good path they are more likely to eat a wider variety of food if this is offered from a young age! Surely we are just adding to the obesity epidemic and setting our kids a poor example? 

Whilst I’m at it why does nowhere have childrens plates or cutlery talk about making meals harder who wants to pack a plate whenever they go out? Image


The little one loves animals and is able to tell you the sounds several animals make. To list a few snakes, owls, pigs, dogs, cats, monkeys and cows! However the little one has always struggles with sheep answering with “moo” when asked.

I think at last it has sunk in, we spent a morning doing farm themed activities farm themed small world, books and we also made some sheep masks! She really enjoyed this simple activity I let her draw on the mask with felt pens,brave I know as the result usually means her artistic expression moves off the paper and onto her arms and all over!
When the activity was done she was very eager to try out her new mask, unfortunately she was quite generous with the application of glue so the mask was sloppy and had to dry for some time!

The morning ended and she sang for me without prompt “baa,baa” and when asked what sheep say at last she answered “baa”image


imageToday after yet another early start and a morning of a whole lot of nothing I decided that an afternoon trip to the park was in order.

Today at the park the little one headed straight for the zip-line which at 2 she really is too small, I helped her up and explained that she needed to hold on tight as I walked the zip-line so she wouldn’t fall.

She hates he swings she will happily be seated in one and before the first push she wants out so it was to my surprise when another child sat on the swing she decided that she wanted to try it….she decided that swings are good as I buttoned her coat “swing” but I know that game! isn’t it funny the difference being around others can make!

I then on the way back decided to do my own bit of exploring as a new park open last  autumn and we hadn’t yet found it let alone stopped for a play. I found it all of 2 minutes from the park we were playing in funny huh Lol!


Spring has sprung!

imageimageI am over the moon after what felt like a lifetime of rain,it was the wettest winter on record Incase you were unaware of that fact.

To celebrate the beautiful sunshine that has been missed so much I brought a sun-catcher for the little one to decorate, It was just the right activity I feel for a toddler as it required little prep enabling her to start right away and didn’t take so long that it got abandoned and left half finished. I Think next time I might be a bit more creative and use one of these great ideas rather than a preformed shape, certainly would be better for encouraging the little ones creativity.