The team’s showing us how to do an easy Eeyore craft project today. Watch the video here.

There’s something very lovely about sharing the characters we remember from our childhood with our small people now. I have a stash of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl that I’m itching to give to Grace as soon as she’s old enough. Now, we happily read Winnie the Pooh and some John Burningham books that I read when I was growing up. I read aloud The Shopping Basket with the same voices my mum used.

What books or TV programmes from your childhood have you shared with your small person? We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram /5minutefun.

What your small person learnt:

Apart from ART, the PHYSICAL skills of cutting, colouring and sticking and the ability to FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS (quite a lot already then!) – we’re celebrating books. And we don’t just mean stories. We mean the tactile experience of touching paper, looking at pictures and cuddling while we read them. *Reaches for a tissue.*

By Sara Conway