Whispers, words, and wanderings

Let’s write your list of what inspires you; whether it is a walk in the park, a magazine read, mooching round the shops or time with friends and squeeze as much into your week as you possibly can. And if it’s reading Blogs or watching Vlogs then scroll down to find some of mine.
I hope they put a skip in your step and a twinkle in your eye.

30 OctLet’s paint with hot chocolate!


Not much can beat the warm, comforting taste and aroma of a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day,…

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25 OctSpotlight on Sight


As well as the senses of touch, taste and smell, sight plays an important role in the initial stages of the…

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15 OctCommunicating through the senses


Focusing on a child’s senses will provide you with many ways to help them to develop effective communication, social and emotional…

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11 OctMy 6 favourite dough recipes


Use these tried and tested recipes to create a selection of malleable materials to tempt children’s senses. Then try adding your…

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04 Oct3 purposeful play ideas for babies


From the moment they are born, babies are aware of their own physical needs for comfort and care. They know that…

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28 SepThe basics of bonding with babies


New born babies actively respond to their world through sensing noise, touch, smell, light and taste. They recognise their mothers’ voices…

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14 SepA new day, a new term, moments of infinite possibilities!


A new day I delivered three in service days across Scotland, in three different authorities, in three days last week. It’s…

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14 SepLet’s pretend with stories, songs and rhymes


From the moment they are born, babies learn about their world. As they grow older they will explore it in more…

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29 MayNarrowing the Vocabulary Gap Conference


#Scotland – the best place to grow up! A phrase we have been hearing and using for a few years now….

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27 MarThe Power Of A Hug


Last weekend I went with my mum to visit a new baby in the family, Baby Adam. The house was packed…

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