Apparently, this year, “record-breaking sunshine has encouraged midsummer butterflies to emerge unusually early, with dozens of species appearing a month before their usual flight season.” I wasn’t surprised to read this as our garden has been inundated with some beautiful butterfly species for a few months now.
We absolutely love butterflies here and they often inspire our arts and crafts. Nothing signals Summer like butterflies in the garden. Our annual sunflowers always attract lots of beautiful butterflies and the children never fail to get excited when they spot a pretty butterfly flying by.
Take one look around our garden and it’s clear to see which brand of outdoor play equipment we favour!
It’s not often you get childminders extolling the virtues of plastic(!) but, in the case of outdoor equipment, you really can’t beat Little Tikes in my opinion.
Little Tikes sell lots of toys which help children, grow, develop and have fun from babies through to 8 years old.
We regularly enjoy our Little Tikes slides, cosy coupe car, turtle sandpit, see-saws, ‘gas and go’ lawnmower, basketball hoop and picnic table. The children have been loving our recent additions of the Anchors Away pirate ship water table and golf set. Indoors we enjoy building with their waffle blocks and taking pictures on the fun push button camera.
All their items are made of fun, brightly coloured plastic which seems indestructible and doesn’t fade in the sun or with everyday use.