It’s been a bit of a strange day here in the Let Them Be Small house Daniel has been a bit grumpy, lots of ‘No’ responses to activities I offered, and he had a long nap after lunch.  I had planned to do a but of messy / Sensory play…

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I love thinking up little toddler activities for Daniel – things that can be set up quickly and hopefully hold his attention for a while. When I was in Wilkinsons a few weeks ago I spotted some ‘contact paper’ – I’ve no idea if this is the correct name, but…

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We have had some unusually nice weather in recent weeks, so we took the opportunity to fill the paddling pool for Daniel…. The look of concentration whilst he watched the water go into the pool was immense… sadly he was less interested in actually getting in the paddling pool and…

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Last weekend, a broken plate signified to me that Daniel is well and truly into the ‘terrible twos’ stage. In the week he had been getting upset after his naps and literally screaming uncontrollably at me. Nothing can calm him down. I put a quick query out to twitter and…

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One of the questions that new mums often hear is ‘so, when are you going back to work’. In the group of mums I met when Daniel was born, I was the only one who opted to finish work to stay at home, something I still find strange to think…

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