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Outdoor fun with blocks

Our theme this at Moms and Babes week was blocks!

We sat on big blocks, knocked down towers, clapped our wooden blocks together, stuck and unstuck the big Lego blocks….

There are soft blocks, hard blocks, colourful blocks, wooden blocks, sponge blocks, cardboard blocks…. so many things to discover!

Then we went outside for some outdoor fun with our blocks!


Messy Play With Gloop!

Dear Charlotte!

Thank you for playing and getting so messy with me! I had a blast playing with the green gloop with you! Your Mom is so cool to let you run wild, get messy and explore to your hearts content.

Charlotte - Messy Play!

Gloop recipe


2 cups of corn flour 1 cup cold water

Pour the corn flour into a bowl, add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour.

Gloop is easy to clean and wonderful fun, particularly outdoors.


Gloop will brush off clothing as a dry powder.


  • Is it solid or is it liquid?
  • Pour it on to a table top.
  • Can you pile it up to make a castle?
  • Can you write your name in it before the writing disappears?
  • Divide the gloop in half and add different food colouring to each half.
  • Watch what happens when the two mixtures meet!

This is a cheap and fun way to entertain children and the adults will have fun too! Although it appears to make a mess, any splashes will sweep up if left to dry.

CAUTION: do not dispose of this mixture down the sink unless you are prepared to unblock the ‘u’ bend! Just throw it in the dustbin.

Welcome to the Moms and Babes – Benoni Blog

Dear Moms,

Finally a space for you to post info, share pictures, thoughts and funny stories or bits of advice between yourselves.

The blog is moderated so you may not see your entry post immediately, but it should be up within 24hours (depending on how much sleep I skip)!!

From my side: I never thought I would find myself doing anything like Moms and Babes and yet it is the most exciting and rewarding career I could ever hope for. I look forward to seeing the babies smiling faces week after week, watching them grow and develop so quickly. I get such satisfaction when I see that Moms have learnt something worthwhile or grown in confidence. I love it that the Moms forge friendships and gain as much from the social aspect of Moms and Babes as their babies do… but most of all, I am so proud of all the Moms who are helping their babies develop to their full potential.


Thank you for being a part of Moms and Babes!

love Anita