We’ve been watching an egg cooking.

We’ve been watching a poached egg cooking! Today’s example of an everyday occurrence we take for granted but when watched through the eyes of a child the transformation is magical! ‘How does this happen?’ Most three year olds will appreciate that it’s something to do with hot water.

We’ve no time now but this evening we are going to test that theory by putting one egg into cold water and the other into hot.

GROWING. Learning for young children from JUMBLE HOUSE

Programme Six from JUMBLE HOUSE.

Fun learning series for preschool children.

The theme is GROWING

The number is 5

The colour is GREEN

The letter and sound is Gg

Swamp Monster is growing some bean seeds, the normal way. Lizzie Witch is growing one by magic!

Learning: how seeds germinate and basic parts of a seedling.

Counting. Number concepts. Making different patterns from five objects. Colour mixing to make green.

Suggestions for follow up learning:

I Spy something beginning with Gg.

How many green objects can you see?

Make different shades of green and paint a green picture

Shaving foam and food colouring. Making green.

Reading the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

How many patterns can be made from five objects.


BLUE. The latest learning programme for Little Ones from JUMBLE HOUSE


The colour BLUE. The letter B.b. The number 8 and fun with mixing shades of blue, collage, science, counting, number concepts and letter recognition and writing.

Click here to go to the programme

About the series:

The videos in this series consist of thematic, multisensory fun learning programmes for preschoolers. A learning through play approach.

The introduction is the same for each programme encouraging children to join in. They are presented by my ‘Jumbles’ toys, Lizzie Witch and Georgie Jumble.

There are NO super heroes. NO goodies and baddies. NO loud music or dramatic light effects!

Just good, calm, but fun thematic programmes which aims to motivate youngsters to be creative and to develop a lifetime love of learning. Art, craft, science, numbers and pre-reading skills.

Made initially for my own grandchildren I hope you will enjoy them too.

If you do please subscribe to my channel and follow us on Instagram: learning_for_young_children

Twitter: @JumblesThe

And Facebook: @JumbleFun


Channel: http://tinyurl.com/funjumbles

email: jumblefun@gmail.com

Georgie and the Pagoda

Georgie is in Singapore.

Yesterday she visited the Chinese Gardens .

The gardens are beautiful. Perfect for walks and picnics. A green oasis.

Georgie really liked going up to the top of this very tall Pagoda.

Follow the video link to see what it was like.

The video of Georgie’s visit to the Pagoda

Learning about Rain. Art meets Science

Make a rainy day fun by finding out more about rain.

What is rain? What shape do raindrops make in puddles? Why do wet pebbles look shiny?

There are so many questions to find the answers to and so many art and craft projects to continue the theme and explorations.

Follow the link below and watch the short video with your child. Then start to look, to listen, to investigate.

It’s Raining. Art meets Science

Simple answers to those difficult questions:

What is rain?

Rain falls from clouds. Clouds are made from lots and lots of tiny water droplets. These droplets move around and bump into each other They stick together into clumps that get bigger and heavier. Eventually they get so big and heavy they can’t float any more and they fall to the ground as rain.

Why are wet stones and pebbles shiny and darker than dry ones?

The water coats the stone giving it a smooth surface. Light reflects off this surface just like it does in a lake or in the sea.

What shape do raindrops make on puddles?

Rain drops make concentric circles. That is one circle inside another. You can illustrate this by putting a very small plate on a slightly larger one and that on top of a larger one still.

Why do raindrops stay on top of leaves?

Leaves are covered with a kind of waxy coat. Some leaves are more waxy than others. This makes them waterproof and so the raindrops stay on the surface..

Why do raindrops on a window always go down and never up?

its all to do with the pull of gravity. Gravity is like a great big magnet pulling everything down towards the ground. Without gravity we would float in the air and so would all the cars and buses! When raindrops land on the window they are pulled downwards by gravity. As they travel down the window they bump into other drops and be one heavier. The heavier they become the faster they move.,

For related art and craft projects please see the previous two posts. Or search for raindrops and Concentric circles.

Georgie in China Town

Georgie visited China Town today. ,it was only a short visit. Just for a couple hours so there is much more waiting to be explored.

To see her visit today follow this Link: A glimpse of China Town for young children.

It’s not the first time she has visited. Last year she went during Chinese New Year to see the amazing lights. If you would like to see them too visit this links: 2016 China Town Lights

Tomorrow is New Years Eve and we will be filming from Marina Bay

If you want to see how Singapore welcomed in the New Year of 2016 then follow this link: Happy New Year Singapore 2016

The Jumbles in Singapore

The Jumbles are traveling in Singapore .

Follow them to experience the sights, smells, tastes and culture of this amazing country.

Today Georgie visited Chinatown.

Later we will post a video of what she saw plus an I spy worksheet for children.

In two days time we will be at Marina Bay for the countdown to New Year and the incredible firework display. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

This is the third time that the JUMBLES have visited Singapore. There are lots of videos already posted on our channel.

See below for the link to the playlist Singapore for Kids.

Singapore for families. Past years.

Fun exercise for kids

We all know that exercise is important but did you know that it can also turn an irritable or sulky child into a happy one? When you exercise more of a hormone called Seratonim is released into the bloodstream. This hormone is responsible for the ‘high’ we get after a workout. It elevates mood .

So ensuring that children enjoy short bursts of exercise during the day should keep them feeling good and stop them getting crotchety, all depending, of course, that there they are not ill or have some other underlying cause for moodiness.

Exercise doesn’t have to be in a sports hall or even outside although sunlight also increases the production of Seratonim.

Playing balloons, tag or dancing around to music will all increase the ‘feel good’ factor,

So will playing skittles! I keep a few empty water bottles handy. With just a glass of water inside they are perfect for knocking over with a soft ball.


Christmas Crafts

There’s still time to make a snowman! – decoration, lamp, little and small.

A good way to channel all that pre-Christmas excitement.

This little fellow took only thirty minutes and no mess! I used cotton wool wadding, a litter bin for the body, A football for the head and some black card for all the other bits!

To attach the cotton wool to the head and body I used a reel of white cotton. It helps to have someone holding the head whilst twining the thread around. The hat can be made from a circle of card with an upturned box or empty cottage cheese container stuck on to (covered in black card or fabric. Stick on buttons and face features with glue or cellotape and use a sock or tinsel for the scarf.

Mt. Snowman Lamp,

All you need is an empty plastic large water bottle, some cotton wool or padding from inside a cushion or pillowslip and black card or felt. I used a LED flashing candle light inside the body.


Mr. Snowman decoration

He can be as big or small as you like. You can also make him into a lamp (see video below). For this rather large one I used an umbrella stand for the body and a football for the head.

You will need a ball fir the head. The stuffing from a pillow for a very large one or some cotton wool wadding for smaller. A litter bun or cylindrical box for the body and black card or felt for eyes etc.



Mr Snowman decoration or lamp.

This one takes time and patience!

You will need a couple of balloons, white glue, thin string and black card or felt or foam.