Nursery rhymes, crafting and designated survivor. February’s #little loves

Nursery rhymes, crafting and designated survivor. February’s #little loves

I can’t believe it’s time to share my February Little loves post but then February is a short month. January was mostly filled with E (my youngest) getting bug after bug. Unfortunately, February hasn’t been much better. All four of us have been ill at one point or another, including E for the third time this year. She was ill for over a week too. We are currently on half term though and no one in is ill and the weather has been lovely too. I will be sharing all our adventures next week in my monthly adventures post. Until this week I was expecting to have to skip a month but we are enjoying a fantastic half term week.


Just children’s books again this month. I shared our favourite love-themed books last week for valentines day but many are equally suitable for mother’s day too.

love themed picture books


Whilst reading little loves posts last month I discovered Grace and Frankie on Netflix. When I was off work sick at the beginning of the month I watched rather a lot of episodes in those few days. Another show we have been enjoying on Netflix this month is Designated Survivor. We loved 24 and so far we are enjoying this Washington based drama.


This month I’ve been listening to podcasts again. I’m really enjoying What she said, Blogtacular and Hashtag Authentic. I found Blogtacular’s guide to GDPR particularly useful.

We also had F’s second parent’s evening at school. We’d been aware she was not progressing as well as some of the class with reading and writing but as she is a spring baby I’ve tried not to worry about it. So it was lovely to hear that she’d been getting extra support at school and is now progressing. We still have difficulty getting her to read to us but she definitely knows a lot of her numbers and phonics and can spell a lot of 3 letter words.


I’ve been continuing to make an effort to do sensory play activities with E. We have been particularly enjoying nursery rhyme treasure baskets.

Nursery Rhyme Treasure Basket

This month included pancake day and although we didn’t have pancakes of the day, I have continued to make Scotch pancakes for the girls regularly. Regular readers will know they are both going through a very fussy eating phase, not helped by E being so ill she didn’t eat for a week. Last night though they both ate loads of macaroni cheese with mushrooms. I will definitely be making that recipe again.

This month I have been reviewing a number of craft subscription boxes with F. She has been loving all the crafts and a little bit of gardening too. E has developed a big love of drawing this month too.


Squidgydoodle Superhero craft box


F seems to be growing really rapidly at the moment. I’ve bought her a couple of new bits including this gorgeous jumper.

And lastly …..

Yesterday I shared a review & giveaway of a superhero craft box. It’s suitable for children aged 3-8 so if you have a superhero fan in that age group please head over and enter the giveaway.

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat


  1. February 23, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    Judging by your photos it looks like u have had loads of fun! I really like the nursery rhyme treasure baskets and the super hero craft box #LittleLoves

    • Claire
      February 24, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      We have fitted in lots of fun.

  2. February 24, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    February has been awful for illness, hope you are all on the mend now. I’ve just been looking at reviews for dog in boots it looks like a fun read. I have fussy eaters here too although they have been more open to trying new things lately thankfully. I will pop across and look at your craft box review, both my two love doing crafts x #littleloves

    • Claire
      February 24, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Fingers crossed my two improve soon! Dog in boots is a really fun read.

  3. February 25, 2018 / 10:26 am

    Oh no I hope you are all feeling better now, there is nothing worse than being struck down like that. I do love a bit of crafting it really makes me feel chilled out and clears my mind. My two were fussy eaters when they were little but they have really started to explore more food over the last coupe of years x

  4. February 25, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    We loved Designated Survivor, totally hooked. We’re all up to date now and I can’t wait for the new episode on Thursday. xx

  5. February 25, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve all been unwell. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely half term week though. I love Grace & Frankie – one of those I can watch over and over. Have a great week x

  6. February 28, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Sorry to hear that you’ve all been so unwell, we have really struggled with sickness the past couple of months too. Wishing for warmer weather now! It looks like you had a lovely half term week, lots of fun and adventures. I need to get more into series, I just cannot find the time with work being so hectic! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

  7. March 1, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I love how full of crafts and creativity your LittleLoves posts always are. Your girls look like they have so much fun exploring and making things.
    Sorry I’m so late in commenting this week xx

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