Another weekend has flown by! I normally love Winter but this season has seen the whole family come down with one bug after another. Obviously our immunity needs a bit of work!
The pic below is of the toddler twosome having a ‘rest' in the lounge since daytime naps and coughing fits are not a match made in heaven apparently!
They love their new ‘Bumpa Mat from Ecoviva Australia. You can't see it very well here but it is beautifully cushioned and yet easily cleaned or folded up and put out of the way….I've actually moved my carpet square out to the verandah as this mat is so much better for my family daycare environment! Perfect on our hard wooden floors and there are so many lovely designs to choose from.
Can you tell I'm excited? I really do love finding new products that don't cost the earth just because they are child friendly. I cannot recommend this mat to educators highly enough!!
I'll be sharing more about the Bumpa Mat in an upcoming post about incorporating mats into play. Some easy ideas for both parents and educators. For now it has been sickbed central and has hosted lots of little quiet activities for grumpy sick toddlers…and a grumpy, sick Mummy!
I didn't have the camera on me much this weekend as I was feeling pretty awful with this flu but I did catch a few little moments as the girls began to emerge from their little cough and cold cocoons!
Miss teen went away on the weekend with a friend (which was a tough lesson in loosening my parental reins!) and when she came back she brought a few fairy and angel treats back for the girls which they of course loved!
But with their renewed energy they were soon flying off down to the trampoline which we just finished moving down from the paddock into the backyard. Don't you love how when you move toys and playthings around they instantly become popular again?
It's not one of those picture perfect fairy gardens I see all over Pinterest but it is toddler friendly and able to be changed and explored every day in a new way.
A little masterpiece for the wall!
They were able to get nice and close to the smaller plants and Ruby checked each plant after watering to make sure it was wet!
Twins Squared says
Jode, you are brilliant for coming up with all you do and for successfully implementing such cute ideas! Love the fairy garden!
[email protected] says
Love love love your fairy garden and toddler sprinkler bottles Jode. And those new mats look very cool. Featuring you this week in my outdoor play roundup. xo P
The Reading Residence says
Wow, that fairy garden is absolutely brilliant! Must fit one in to our garden somewhere now….thanks 🙂
Coombe Mill says
The watering cans are a fab idea – no spillage with little ones while they sprinkle. I also love the idea of a fairy garden, a great play set for the children to encourage creative play. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.