Toddler group trip to local building site

Toddler group trip to local building site

We had great fun taking our Dibden Minis toddler group to a local building site run by McCarthy & Stone.

Over the last few months we have driven past a building site nearly every day, and my two boys (aged 3 and 5) are always keen to see what is happening.  But with big six foot boarding all around the site it is difficult for them to see what is happening and how things are developing.

I approached McCarthy & Stone and asked if they’d be willing to host a visit from our toddler groups and pre-school.  The firm not only agreed to host some visits, they even built a special platform for all the children to go up and observe the builders from.  In addition they also provided high visibility jackets, helmets, and a great resource pack of stickers, mask, colouring pencils and more from ivorgoodsite.

If you’ve got a building site nearby do see if you organise a visit for your toddler group.

 

Life with a toddler

I love this! Can any other parents relate?

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Someone once told me it’s a good thing toddlers are so cute and sweet and loving because that’s what keeps you from killing them. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics has an 18-month-old daughter and is well aware of the extremities of that difficult, dangerous, but oh-so-memorable age. He created this wonderful comic for Fathers Day.

Toddler Buys Car While Playing with Dad’s Phone

Austin Healey Sprite

Don’t give your smartphone to anyone that you don’t trust with your money. Paul Stoute of Portland, Oregon found that out when his 2-year old daughter Sorella used the eBay app on his phone to purchase a 1962 Austin Healey Sprite:

“She decided to open the eBay app, and started clicking around and one thing led to another and we own a car,” he told KOIN 6 News, laughing.

Mom and Dad had an “initial panic,” he said. “‘What do we do? We can’t really afford it’ kind of thing.”

But they decided to keep it.

Paul plans to keep the car, restore it, and give it to Sorella for her 16th birthday or high school graduation, read here for more.

My little action man

Josh, who has just turned one, has always been an active boy, never one for enjoying cuddles, he much prefers to be crawling or cruising around.  He’s recently discovered how to turn on our hi-fi and laptop which is a bit worrying!

In our house in Dibden we haven’t had stair gates as we couldn’t fit it to the bannisters.  Josh was very keen to go up and down the stairs so in the end we ensured that he was safe going up and down the stairs.  He’s now a bit of an expert as you can see from this:

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