Summer and bugs {playful learning}


A change in season always provides lots of new play opportunities, and summer means hopefully most of our time will be spent outdoors, and the garden will become an extension of the house in terms of play space.

Summer bucket list

I’ve put together a bucket list for our summer 2017, to ensure we make the most of the season. Here’s what we’re planning to do:

summer bucket list

I’ve turned it into a printable which you can download for free* if you’re looking for some inspiration!

Playful learning

We’ve been really enjoying having themes, not because Rosalie is learning a massive amount about each topic, but because it provides opportunities for us to explore basic concepts in a different way each month. I never force a theme or activity on Rosalie, but hopefully she will love what I’ve got planned for June – she’s been using her magnifying glass around the house so I think she’ll like taking it out to search for minibeasts!

If you’d like a copy of our minibeast scavenger hunt printable then head over to my exclusive content page.

I’ll be sharing some of our bug themed play activities on the blog over the course of the month, but in the mean time you can find lots of ideas for playful learning with a bug theme on my Pinterest board:

Take a look at my summer themed Pinterest board for more fantastic playful learning activities to see you right through to the autumn.

30 days wild

We’re taking part in #30dayswild this June, which means we will be doing something ‘wild’ every day of the month! We sat down earlier in the week with our calendar and planned out thirty wild activities. I’ll be sharing our random acts of wildness over on Instagram, so do follow me if you don’t already.

30 days wild

I’m so excited for this month, Matilda’s much more predictable now and is starting to engage with things too so I’m able to give Rosalie more of the quality attention she was used to before her sister came along. Let’s just gloss over the fortnight of solo parenting – I’ll be fine!


*Please read my free printable terms of use before downloading and using my resources, thank you.

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