Daylight Savings has started and so have the school holidays, which means out-of-whack kids will also be out of school, or kindy in Henry’s case. I’ll have him home three more days a week and in the holidays I tend to avoid lots of places we normally frequent, like the zoo, malls and places like Lollipops.
This is why I’ve been scrambling for activities to pop up my sleeve in case of an emergency. You know when you’re a stay-at-home mum, an emergency can be defined as any time the kids look close to losing the plot while locked indoors.
Luckily I’ve found the coolest website for activities, packed with ideas which promote learning and fun. The Imagination Tree is the brainchild of a stay-at-home mum in the UK. Anna’s ideas are so creative and can be made with simple supplies, and best of all they clearly show her teaching background.
The Imagination Tree lets you find activities for your child’s specific age – baby, toddler, pre-schooler, school age – and activities are listed in categories – literacy, numeracy, creativity, physical etc. I know I’ll be going back to this website over the next two weeks, whenever I need fresh ideas, especially if we’re not blessed with good weather. Good luck everyone, I hope you have happy holidays free of tantrums, tears and emergencies.