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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!

Day out, review., Travel

A Visit To The London Transport Museum Depot

A Visit To The London Transport Museum Depot

***We were gifted tickets to visit the London Transport Museum Depot in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own***

Last week we visited The London Transport Museum Depot in Acton with Dylan. Dylan absolutely LOVES buses and has recently been showing an interest in trains. He is currently 1.5 years old and really enjoys learning, especially through play.

Three times a year the depot opens their doors for the public to explore and discover the rare road and rail vehicles dating back well over 100 years. The museum is a treasure trove of well over 300,000 items that make up the most important record of urban transport in the world.

A Visit To The London Transport Museum Depot

When we visited The London Transport Museum Depot it was a festival-style event, giving Dylan the opportunity to join in and celebrate the most comprehensive collections whilst learning through play. On offer were talks, activities and even guided tours. There was a designated play area for the children with arts & crafts and even a soft play area.

Vehicles Dating Back Over 100 Years

We really enjoyed our visit and we all found it great fun. It was amazing to be able to see the history of vehicles used, dating back over 100 years. Not only were there vehicles, there were posters, signs, ticket machines and so much more. Whilst we were walking around Dylan was singing his wheels on the bus song and enjoyed looking at the wheels, lights and doors on the buses. He even enjoyed sitting on buses and trains that he was allowed to (not all buses and trains are allowed to be sat on).

The depot is also home to the London Transport Miniature Railway. This is a working miniature railway that is based on real London Underground locomotives, carriages, signals and signs. Dylan thoroughly enjoyed his ride on it.

Our Thoughts

We found our visit very informative, all staff and volunteers were very helpful and friendly. We learned loads of secrets about London Transport that will most certainly make travelling more fun and interesting. We was told about a person who lived on a Victorian train carriage! and did you know that the Queen drove an underground train? Who knew that there were so many secrets within London transport!