Being a stay at home mum means I spend a lot of my day trying to keep my son entertained. Any parent of babies or toddlers will know how exhausting this can be. Ollie has plenty of toys, but like all kids he gets bored of playing with the same things all the time. So I created a set of home-made play resources we can use in different ways to keep them interesting.
Why I Make My Own Play Resources:
- It saves me money as they’re cheap to make and replace.
- I can make and adapt activities for Ollie’s interests and stage of development.
- I now have a cupboard full of resources that can be used to set up new, fun activities.
Sometimes I’ll spend a while coming up with a new game or activity, but mostly I do things that are quick and easy to set up. Because any parent knows sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. When Ollie says he’s bored or I want a few minutes to enjoy a hot drink, we’ll go to the cupboard and pull one of these resources out. I love the fact that they’re versatile and can be used to create completely different activities each time.