Category Archives: Christmas

Setting New Year’s Resolutions with Children

To be honest I don’t usually make new year’s resolutions in January. Probably because I went straight from being in education to educating others,  I’ve always found that the beginning of a new school year is a good time to … Continue reading

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Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

As the Autumn Sensory Bin was such a success making a Christmas themed one was a bit of a no brainer.  This was day 7 of our advent activities. On the whole the activities have been mainly aimed at E. … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions (or could we all be a bit less judgmental?)

I’ve read quite a few things online this week about how people choose to celebrate Christmas and I’ve found it hard not to take it as a personal attack. There have been newspaper articles, blog posts and forum posts stating … Continue reading

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6 Christmas Themed Books

One of the reasons our Advent Activity Jars have stuck over the past 5 years is that they are a way of making things that could seem fairly ordinary extra fun. Every year we buy a new Christmas themed book … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Jars

We have used our Advent Activity Jars every year since I first wrote about them in 2011.  We even did it last year when we moved into our first (non-rented) house in the middle of December with a 6 month … Continue reading

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