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When Your Cartoons Comes To Life

When Your Cartoons Comes To Life

Dylan being only 1.5 years old, his character is really starting to show now. He has recently been starting to express his interest of imaginative play. He has a brilliant, fun and energetic character to him.

With toddlers developing imagination and creativity through play, we have been encouraging and supporting Dylan with these skills through as many play activities as we can.

Activities Dylan has been enjoying are:

  • Reading
  • Dress-ups
  • Messy play
  • Drawing
  • Go exploring
  • Baking
  • Soft play
  • Enjoying music/dancing/singing
  • Doing sounds to animals/transport

We have been encouraging the above activities and so much more. His favorite at the moment is sound books. He loves his books and copying the sounds. We are currently teaching him his animals and sounds they make. He also loves his wheels on the bus musical book and acting out the actions to it.

By way of supporting his interests and imagination, we try and make everything fun, as we are great believers in learning through play. We recently took Dylan to the London Transport Museum Depot as his love of buses have been helping with his colours, shapes, co-ordination and learning about objects and the world around him.

Educational Day’s Out

Dylan absolutely LOVED his visit to see the trains and buses and spent his time looking closely at the wheels, lights, steering wheels etc all whilst singing the wheels on the bus song and seeing everything up close. >>Read more about Dylan’s visit on our blog here<<

We have been helping Dylan express his imagination with the help of Noah’s Ark. Learning animals and the sounds they make. You can read our review on this on our blog here<<

To help bring the animals to life and learn a more hands on experience, we took Dylan to one of our local farms. He absolutely LOVED his visit and hands on experience.

Educational Cartoons

Dylan loves to watch cartoons. He watches TV in the morning whilst having breakfast, he enjoys watching Cocomelon and singing along to the songs. He loves watching animal cartoons too and doing the animal sounds, his favorites being a cow, pig and a duck at the moment. We recently saw that a local business does visits to homes, parties etc dressed as characters. So we booked for Dylan to have a surprise visitor and help bring his cartoon to life and watch his imagination come out even more.

His imagination came straight out, he got Paw Patrol a ball as he pictures dogs as playing with a ball. He had great fun playing ball and dancing with Marshall in our garden. Cartoons really are real!

We have loads more educational fun planned with Dylan. Keep an eye on Dylan’s “All Things Dylan” tab to see what he has been up to lately whilst living his best life!

Exterior design, Garden, Garden tips

Turning outdoor space Into a fun area for the children

Turning outdoor space Into a fun area for the children

Turning outdoor space Into a fun area for the children

All parents should think long and hard about the way in which they use their gardens. Some people let the outdoor space overgrow because they just can’t deal with the maintenance. That is a terrible idea that could encourage complaints from the neighbors. Others slab the entire lawn, but some folks like to think outside of the box. Considering that, mothers and fathers reading this post should consider turning their garden into a fun space for the little ones. The ideas on this page should point families in the right direction. However, in most instances, you just need to use some imagination.

Turning Your Outdoor Space Into A Fun Area For The Children

Get some climbing frames and other equipment

Every healthy child likes to spend time playing outside while they’re still young. Some teenagers even feel the same way, and plenty of adults do too. So, the goal is to make the garden as fun as possible. There are lots of different types of equipment anyone could purchase and keep outside to create a multifunctional garden. However, climbing frames, slides, and swings are always a top choice. In most instances, it will only take a few minutes to put the items together and start using them. For the best prices, it’s sensible to check auction websites and online retailers. That is especially the case now we’re approaching the winter because those items tend to get a reduction.

Dig a pond and add some wildlife to the garden

Most children like to spend time learning about animals, plants, and wildlife. So, it’s sensible for parents to encourage that interest. Adding a pond to the garden is an excellent move because it means you can keep lots of exotic fish. Of course, it’s wise to take safety precautions and ensure the kids can’t fall into the water. Also, in built-up areas, there are going to be a lot of cats. For that reason, homeowners will have to place a net over the water to stop the animal from eating any fish. There are step-by-step guides online that explain everything you need to know. So, just conduct some research!

Turning Your Outdoor Space Into A Fun Area For The Children

Build a Wendy house (or a whatever your child’s name is house)

Building a Wendy house is a great way of encouraging the little ones to spend more time in the garden. Of course, placing something like that on the lawn is going to damage the grass. So, lots of people will decide to get some fake turf first. That’s a fantastic move because it also means those homeowners will never have to get their mower out of the shed again. The real cost of artificial grass is nowhere near as high as most folks imagine. Indeed, it’s more than possible to get the perfect solution without breaking the bank. The benefits of artificial grass include:

  • No maintenance
  • Comes in a range of shades
  • Lasts for many years

Those suggestions should help all parents to make a start when it comes to improving their gardens. However, readers know their children better than anyone else, and so everyone should make sure they create something that suits their little one’s tastes and interests. Don’t make the mistake of letting the area overgrow because it will take a lot of effort to put things right.

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