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  • Playroom rotations ❤️
I’ve had a request to share some tips for starting playroom rotating and organising your playroom so I hope this is helpful!
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Playroom rotations were always something I planned to do but like so many other people we quickly got overwhelmed with the amount of toys you accumulate with kids and just never got around to it! I was frustrated that the kids weren’t playing well with their toys and decided to give toy rotations a go after hearing about it a lot on here.
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I started with a big cull of our toys. We used to have one of these ikea Kallax shelves filled with so many books in the top four cubes that never got read, and four cube boxes on the bottom filled to the brim with toys that also never got used. I packed up most of what was left into about 6 big boxes which went into our bedroom at that point as we didn’t have anywhere else to store them!
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I spaced out the toys I left out on the Kallax unit so there was one toy or activity per cube, and moved the books to be displayed on ikea spice rack shelves so the kids could see the fronts. This made such a big difference already - they were much more likely to go over and start playing with a toy when they were displayed like this or to go and pick a book to read! .
I also tried introducing a few new activities and started with some awesome diy ideas I got from @play_at_home_mummy such as the pompom push into Voss water bottles which the kids were crazy about! It was awesome seeing them sit and actually play with something for longer than a couple of minutes!
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I rotated toys and books about every two weeks to start with, and seeing their reactions to “new” toys that were in fact just toys they hadn’t seen in a while and presented differently made it so worth the effort it took!
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Continued in comments with some more questions I’ve had 👇🏻Let me know if there’s anything else you want to know 😊
  • Playroom rotations ❤️
    I’ve had a request to share some tips for starting playroom rotating and organising your playroom so I hope this is helpful!
    .
    Playroom rotations were always something I planned to do but like so many other people we quickly got overwhelmed with the amount of toys you accumulate with kids and just never got around to it! I was frustrated that the kids weren’t playing well with their toys and decided to give toy rotations a go after hearing about it a lot on here.
    .
    I started with a big cull of our toys. We used to have one of these ikea Kallax shelves filled with so many books in the top four cubes that never got read, and four cube boxes on the bottom filled to the brim with toys that also never got used. I packed up most of what was left into about 6 big boxes which went into our bedroom at that point as we didn’t have anywhere else to store them!
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    I spaced out the toys I left out on the Kallax unit so there was one toy or activity per cube, and moved the books to be displayed on ikea spice rack shelves so the kids could see the fronts. This made such a big difference already - they were much more likely to go over and start playing with a toy when they were displayed like this or to go and pick a book to read! .
    I also tried introducing a few new activities and started with some awesome diy ideas I got from @play_at_home_mummy such as the pompom push into Voss water bottles which the kids were crazy about! It was awesome seeing them sit and actually play with something for longer than a couple of minutes!
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    I rotated toys and books about every two weeks to start with, and seeing their reactions to “new” toys that were in fact just toys they hadn’t seen in a while and presented differently made it so worth the effort it took!
    .
    Continued in comments with some more questions I’ve had 👇🏻Let me know if there’s anything else you want to know 😊
  • 1,921 104 5 February, 2019
  • Just a little playroom shuffle this week as we’ll be getting ready for Eleanor’s party this weekend soon! But I set up this Way to Play track for them last night and got to wake up to see them playing together so happily! 😍😍 This is the 16 piece Way to Play set from @oskarswoodenark and we love it, it’s the perfect starter set 🙌🏻
  • Just a little playroom shuffle this week as we’ll be getting ready for Eleanor’s party this weekend soon! But I set up this Way to Play track for them last night and got to wake up to see them playing together so happily! 😍😍 This is the 16 piece Way to Play set from @oskarswoodenark and we love it, it’s the perfect starter set 🙌🏻
  • 1,290 31 12 February, 2019

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  • [er hat es also getan] kaum war klar, dass der Kongress sich auf einen neuen Haushalt geeinigt hatte - und so ein neuer Shutdown abgewendet ist, sickerte durch, womit Trump seit Wochen droht: heute Vormittag verkündete er im Rosengarten des Weißen Hauses den nationalen Notstand, um seine Mauer zu finanzieren. Zuvor hatte Trump vom Kongress 5 Milliarden Dollar für das Mauerprojekt gefordert, die dieser abgelehnt hatte. Der gestern bewilligte Haushalt sieht lediglich 1,73 Milliarden Dollar für „Grenzsicherheit“ (explizit nicht für den Bau einer Mauer) vor. Durch das Ausrufen des Notstands stehen Trump nun insgesamt 8 Milliarden Dollar aus verschiedenen Etats zur Verfügung. Die Opposition hat bereits angekündigt, rechtliche Schritte einzuleiten- es gehe hier um das Wahren von Gewaltenteilung. Auch viele Beobachter sehen diesen Schritt kritisch: von Machtmissbrauch ist die Rede; der US-Präsident versuche am Kongress vorbei Gelder zu bekommen - für ein Projekt, das für ihn wichtig ist. Übrigens: zuvor haben schon einige Präsidenten den Nationalen Notstand erklärt. Trumps Erklärung heute ist die 32. die momentan in Kraft ist. Beispielsweise hatte Bush nach den Anschlägen von 9/11 den nationalen Notstand ausgerufen - dieser hält bis heute an. Neu - und in den Augen vieler Beobachter besorgniserregend ist, dass heute ein Präsident versucht am Kongress (der Legislative) vorbei, Gelder für ein persönliches Herzensprojekt zu bekommen. Denn Fakt ist: die Situation an der Grenze hat sich in den vergangenen Tagen und Wochen nicht dramatisiert - eine Notsituation an der Grenze zu Mexiko gibt es nicht. Trump ist es selbst in den zwei Jahren unter einem republikanischen Kongress nicht gelungen, eine Lösung in der Mauerfrage hervorzubringen - mit Blick auf die Wahl 2020 setzt er mit diesem Schritt vor allem für seine Wählerschaft ein Zeichen. Insgesamt sind 2/3 der Amerikaner gegen eine Grenzmauer.
  • [er hat es also getan] kaum war klar, dass der Kongress sich auf einen neuen Haushalt geeinigt hatte - und so ein neuer Shutdown abgewendet ist, sickerte durch, womit Trump seit Wochen droht: heute Vormittag verkündete er im Rosengarten des Weißen Hauses den nationalen Notstand, um seine Mauer zu finanzieren. Zuvor hatte Trump vom Kongress 5 Milliarden Dollar für das Mauerprojekt gefordert, die dieser abgelehnt hatte. Der gestern bewilligte Haushalt sieht lediglich 1,73 Milliarden Dollar für „Grenzsicherheit“ (explizit nicht für den Bau einer Mauer) vor. Durch das Ausrufen des Notstands stehen Trump nun insgesamt 8 Milliarden Dollar aus verschiedenen Etats zur Verfügung. Die Opposition hat bereits angekündigt, rechtliche Schritte einzuleiten- es gehe hier um das Wahren von Gewaltenteilung. Auch viele Beobachter sehen diesen Schritt kritisch: von Machtmissbrauch ist die Rede; der US-Präsident versuche am Kongress vorbei Gelder zu bekommen - für ein Projekt, das für ihn wichtig ist. Übrigens: zuvor haben schon einige Präsidenten den Nationalen Notstand erklärt. Trumps Erklärung heute ist die 32. die momentan in Kraft ist. Beispielsweise hatte Bush nach den Anschlägen von 9/11 den nationalen Notstand ausgerufen - dieser hält bis heute an. Neu - und in den Augen vieler Beobachter besorgniserregend ist, dass heute ein Präsident versucht am Kongress (der Legislative) vorbei, Gelder für ein persönliches Herzensprojekt zu bekommen. Denn Fakt ist: die Situation an der Grenze hat sich in den vergangenen Tagen und Wochen nicht dramatisiert - eine Notsituation an der Grenze zu Mexiko gibt es nicht. Trump ist es selbst in den zwei Jahren unter einem republikanischen Kongress nicht gelungen, eine Lösung in der Mauerfrage hervorzubringen - mit Blick auf die Wahl 2020 setzt er mit diesem Schritt vor allem für seine Wählerschaft ein Zeichen. Insgesamt sind 2/3 der Amerikaner gegen eine Grenzmauer.
  • 671 32 15 February, 2019

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  • This cool custom trolley went out this week! Noah couldn’t let it go without a quick test drive first 🙈
  • This cool custom trolley went out this week! Noah couldn’t let it go without a quick test drive first 🙈
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  • Tonight we stopped by the Disney store and were FORCED to buy Leia a Jessie Doll!!! (Ok.. so not really forced.. ) let me tell you.. she was worth every penny!  We let Leia take her new Jessie doll and Woody to bed tonight because she was so excited.. I just  went in to check on her because I couldn’t tell if she was singing or crying.. she was singing.. and making Jessie and Woody talk! Like.. I’m pretty sure she is making up a conversation in her head between the two of them because I can’t understand what she’s saying, so she’s not scripting. You guys... this is pretend play and it’s a big deal! My heart has exploded... ❤️💥
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. #LeiaRea #girlswithautism #asd #spd #nonverbal #echolalia #pretendplay #toystory #disney #autistic #autism #love #momsandsaughters #jessie #woody #autismawareness #autismacceptance
  • Tonight we stopped by the Disney store and were FORCED to buy Leia a Jessie Doll!!! (Ok.. so not really forced.. ) let me tell you.. she was worth every penny! We let Leia take her new Jessie doll and Woody to bed tonight because she was so excited.. I just went in to check on her because I couldn’t tell if she was singing or crying.. she was singing.. and making Jessie and Woody talk! Like.. I’m pretty sure she is making up a conversation in her head between the two of them because I can’t understand what she’s saying, so she’s not scripting. You guys... this is pretend play and it’s a big deal! My heart has exploded... ❤️💥
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    . #LeiaRea #girlswithautism #asd #spd #nonverbal #echolalia #pretendplay #toystory #disney #autistic #autism #love #momsandsaughters #jessie #woody #autismawareness #autismacceptance
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  • We have one Flora Fox left and she’s the perfect friend that will be treasured for years to come. I love these sweet animals and their adorable faces. These are the stuffed animals that will truly be passed down to the next generation. They’re excellent quality and even organic✨🌿// 📷: @thompsongals @theburdickcrew #lolaandlark #hazelvillage
  • We have one Flora Fox left and she’s the perfect friend that will be treasured for years to come. I love these sweet animals and their adorable faces. These are the stuffed animals that will truly be passed down to the next generation. They’re excellent quality and even organic✨🌿// 📷: @thompsongals @theburdickcrew #lolaandlark #hazelvillage
  • 40 3 3 hours ago

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  • A little tea time...a little cooking ...and a little bit of outside time...no wonder mommy is always tired at of end of each day #goodday #pretendplay
  • A little tea time...a little cooking ...and a little bit of outside time...no wonder mommy is always tired at of end of each day #goodday #pretendplay
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  • Good morning! Illness still abounds in this house and so while the store will still reopen at 8:30pm Adelaide time tonight, it won’t include any preorders other than tuff trays just yet.

Instead, I have created a collection called ‘available’ which lists all the stock we currently have left on site which will be available at 15% off until sold out. Most items have only 1 or 2 in stock so it will pay to check it out earlier rather than later!

The code you will need to get 15% off is ‘clearance15’ - please allow a week or so turnaround for orders to be filled in the event that more of us end up unwell! 😳

Please also remember that tuff trays are not part of the 15% off and can’t be combined with other items from the store for postage so a separate order must be made for those - please read the full product description for details.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday! ✨
  • Good morning! Illness still abounds in this house and so while the store will still reopen at 8:30pm Adelaide time tonight, it won’t include any preorders other than tuff trays just yet.

    Instead, I have created a collection called ‘available’ which lists all the stock we currently have left on site which will be available at 15% off until sold out. Most items have only 1 or 2 in stock so it will pay to check it out earlier rather than later!

    The code you will need to get 15% off is ‘clearance15’ - please allow a week or so turnaround for orders to be filled in the event that more of us end up unwell! 😳

    Please also remember that tuff trays are not part of the 15% off and can’t be combined with other items from the store for postage so a separate order must be made for those - please read the full product description for details.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday! ✨
  • 67 5 5 hours ago