Celebrating Ten Years of Ashford Pantomime

This year, AshfordTheatre & Ashford Pantomime are celebrating ten years of local pantomime in Ashford.  We couldn’t miss out on the celebrations and so booked our tickets.  Rory loved their performance of Peter Pan in 2019 so we thought it’d be a great end of the week treat! In our usual style, we left it…

Why Hares Have Big Ears

The Tired But Crafty Mummy Book Club: Why Hares Have Big Ears “Why are foxes red? How did giraffes get such a long neck? And why do wolves howl at the moon? In this book series, children can discover fun and imaginative answers that explain just how animals are the way they are.” Mummy’s Review…

Number Hunting

I’m always amazed at the observation skills of my children.  Rowan in particular can just sense when there is a train in the vicinity, be it a real train, train themed play equipment or a toy!  These keen observation skills mean that little ones are always learning and picking up new information just simply by…

The Little Cat With Stars In His Eyes

The Tired But Crafty Mummy Book Club: The Little Cat With Stars In His Eyes “A little Cat who sleeps all day And never seems to want to play. He just lies around without a care On the warmest bed or the softest chair. But when the sun goes down at the end of the…

Numbers Are So Much More Than Counting

When children are very small, they learn at an incredible rate.  A lot of what they learn is through copying those around them which is exactly how they learn to count.  As parents, we model counting to ten, we sing number songs and we read bedtime stories involving counting.  Then comes the proud moment when…

Reusable Party Popper Craft

Reusable Party Popper Craft The end of the year is almost upon us.  We are in the ‘Crimbo Limbo’ as I heard someone call it on the radio this morning.  If you want to prize the children away from all the screens and computer games they got for Christmas then here’s a quick and easy…

The Sand Sleigh

The Tired But Crafty Mummy Christmas Book Club The Sand Sleigh It is Christmas Eve on a warm summer’s day and Charlie has been building festive sand sculptures on the beach. Filled with excitement, Charlie joins her family and the marching band on the way to the village carol service. An unexpected encounter with Santa…