Sunday 27 July 2014


Summer holidays already!
And I know the next 6 weeks will fly by and I'll be saying "Back to school already!".

But there will obviously also be days that drag with boredom, where the kids have forgotten how to use their own imagination and where I have to squeeze in some work at home. I don't subscribe to the school of filling my children's days for them with an agenda of activities, day trips and play dates. I am happy to point to the garden and say, "There you go. Play." and see what their imaginations can come up with using a broom, a football and a flowerpot. Please don't think that those are their only toys. They can use the washing line too if they want.

I want them to have fun, and when we can, we will be taking trips, seeing friends and going on outings. But I also want them to have the freedom to use their imagination and 6 long weeks of summer seems like a great time to do so.

Who needs any toys when you can run in the rain!

In the rain - Five Go Blogging

Exploring nature in the house.

Moth watch - Five Go Blogging

Throw and catch.

Throw and catch - Five Go Blogging

Perfecting cartwheels.

Cartwheels - Five Go Blogging

Experimenting with bouncy things on bouncy things. Result: bouncy!

Bouncy - Five Go Blogging

Have bike, will travel. Except with a puncture.

Puncture - Five Go Blogging

He was completely absorbed by 4 years of football cards and stickers, creating his own unique team. It was an hour of entertainment and I was completely surplus to requirements.

Absorbed - Five Go Blogging

I hope your summer holidays have all started off well and will continue to be filled with lots of fun and laughter. And gin, should the fun and laughter be lacking on that day.

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  1. I so agree that kids need to use their imagination and not just be entertained all the time outdoors! Love the shot of the cartwheel shadow! #project365

  2. i think that is the perfect summer holiday ethos! some great photos of your kids already enjoying thier 6 weeks of freedom x


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