Having been a doctor for the last 10 years, working every day with babies and children, I thought I was pretty well-placed to know everything-about-everything when Doof was born. However I soon learnt being a mum is very different to being a doctor...
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Toddler Book Club - session 5 "Lost and Found"
I've recently started a "book club" for toddlers
in our home (you can read more about how it works here - but the schedule has changed since!) and
would love other bloggers to join in - so if you fancy reading the book and
then doing a related activity (either what we do or something different), let
me know. If you'd like to join in without blogging just leave a
comment, or if you blog about it, give me your URL and I'll update the post to
include your link :)
is another book by Oliver Jeffers - I just adore the simple but sweet
storylines and the lovely illustrations. They are a big hit with D too
and even better Iz can also flick through the books on her own as the
pages are thick card and so un-rippable!!
and Found" is about a small boy who finds a lost penguin and tries to
help him find his way home. They have lots of adventures but in the end
realise home is where your friends are. How sweet is that?!
Snack: Penguins galore!
are so many cute penguin snacks so we couldn't settle on just one! We
made penguin sandwiches using pastry cutters, toast penguins with cream
cheese and blueberries and lastly penguin Babybels :)
all took only seconds to make and D was so excited by both making and
eating them! Iz was also fascinated and I think she's now at an age
where she notices when things are presented in a different way or look
Activity 1: Penguin footprints
Yep I'm a sucker for another footprint craft. We made footprint Penguins and how cute are they?!
painted D's foot black and white and we did his picture first. With
Iz's (definitely a little more challenging!) I just painted her foot
black and then added the white to the paper later. For the wings I just
painted their thumbs and did thumbprints. Then when the paint was dry I
just used a sharpie to add the eyes and a little bit of orange paint for
the beak. Super simple and super cute!
Activity 2: Arctic gloop
froze some water and blue food colouring in penguin shapes and made
some white Oobleck (see here for the recipe). This was Iz's first
experience of Oobleck but she was fascinated! First they put the
penguins into the 'arctic gloop', watched as the blue colour slowly
leaked out into the white surroundings and then spent ages putting the
penguins in and out of a smaller box. D was mainly putting them in
whilst Iz kept taking them out... Lol. There was also the obligatory
tasting - that's why all our play at the moment has to be taste-safe!!
How did it work?
had lots of fun with this theme - D has always loved watching penguins
at the zoo so it was nice to do a few activities around them. There's a
few more ice-related activities we've got planned so I'll blog about
those as we do them :)
our next book club we're reading "The Hungry Caterpillar". If you've
done any penguin or ice-related activities I'd love to hear below. Or if
you're planning to join in next time it'd also be great to hear from