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Best Kids Activities Post of 2012

Happy New Year!

I am really trying to start on a positive note for this year and so co-hosting this blog hop seems like a great place to begin. Looking back over 2012 its felt like a hard year for me – nothing particularly bad just a lot of hard work. A few memories stand out though and the post I have chosen is one of them. This is in my top ten most viewed posts – although it only had one comment. I did a small series of posts about one of our favourite books The Rainbow Fish but this is the one which has done the best.

I am not much of a needle woman and when I had the idea for this Rainbow fish costume for my daughter’s World Book Day at school I thought it would probably be a disaster. Somehow it worked! I loved the fact that Molly could help with her costume and did nearly all the cutting out. She was so proud of how she looked and that she had helped to make it. The costume really brought the story alive for her.

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What makes the memory stand out especially clear was that I was able to go and help at the school that day. I took a load of our favourite books and read them to small groups of children for the morning. Since having the twins I have been full-time at home and hadn’t stepped foot in a school except for parents evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the children and see how much they enjoyed the stories. It made me remember what I love about teaching. Shortly after I was really lucky to start getting some part-time work and that morning in the hall gave me so much confidence that I could become “Mrs English” again.

Best Kids Activities Post of 2012

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Here are the co-hosts:

52 Brand New ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ – The Magic Of Play ~ At home with Ali
B-Inspired Mama ~ Blog Me Mom ~Boy Mama Teacher Mama ~ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Carrots Are Orange ~ Caution! Twins at Play ~ Coffee Cups and Crayons ~ Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Craft To Art ~ Creative Family Fun ~ Creative Kid Snacks ~ Creative Learning Fun ~ Creative Playhouse
Creative with Kids ~ Cute and Peculiar ~ De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire ~ Dirt And Boogers
Edventures with Kids ~ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Glittering Muffins ~ Go Kid Yourself ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose ~ hands on : as we grow ~ Here Come the Girls
Home Learning Journey ~ Housing A Forest ~ Mama Smiles ~ In Lieu of Preschool ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Inspired by Family ~ It’s A Long Story ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ Kid World Citizen
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ Kitchen Counter Chronicles ~ Laughing Kids Learn ~ Learn with Play at home
Lessons Learnt Journal ~ Life At The Zoo ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Love, Play, Learn
Loving My Nest ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ mama miss ~ Mamas Like Me ~ Mess For Less ~ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas ~ Momma’s Fun World
Montessori Tidbits ~ My Buddies and I ~ My Little Bookcase ~ My Nearest and Dearest ~ No Twiddle Twaddle ~ Nurturestore
Octavia and Vicky ~ One Perfect Day ~ ourfeminist{play}school ~ Picklebums ~ Play Activities ~ Playdough to Plato
PlayDrMom ~ playful learners ~ playing with words 365 ~ PragmaticMom ~ Putti’sWorld ~ RainbowsWithinReach
Rainy Day Mum ~ Raising Playful Tots ~ Reading Confetti ~ Red Ted Art ~ Royal Baloo ~ Science Sparks ~ Scribble Doodle and Draw
Small Potatoes ~ Smiling like Sunshine ~ Sun Hats & Wellie Boots ~ Sun Scholars ~ Teach Preschool ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
The Fairy and The Frog ~ The Freckled Homeschooler ~ The Golden Gleam ~ The Imagination Tree ~ The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Outlaw Mom Blog ~ The Pleasantest Thing ~ This Reading Mama ~ Toddler Approved ~ Train Up a Child ~ True Aim
Two Big Two Little ~ What Do We Do All Day? ~ Connecting Family and Seoul

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