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In The Playroom is a parenting and lifestyle blog, written by me – Anna. I’m a stay at home mum to my 3 boys with a baby girl due December 2016. I’m aged 30, and we are based in London.

I made this blog to share ideas about playing, learning, and life with young children and to document our days out.  This year we are hoping to visit lots more of the beaches and castle ruins of the UK as these are places we have really enjoyed exploring

I love to share kids crafts and activities which are simple and easy for any parent to do with the supplies you probably already have in your home. I’m passionate about sensory play and we also love process based activities, as well as traditional crafts. Since the site has grown, and my kids are starting to get older – we now have regular contributors on the site too, allowing us to keep sharing toddler and preschool activities with you.

You will also find reviews of toys and movies and competitions for my readers.

I love interaction from readers and fellow bloggers, and my Facebook wall is always open if you would like to share something, or have a question.


The Boys

My three boys are my helpful volunteers, giving their feedback on toys they are my inspiration and motivation in coming up with lots of fun play ideas for them to enjoy.

  • Z age 6 (2008)
  • T age 5 (2009)
  • R age 3 (2011)


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I have also run Fa firroo ila-llaah Islamic blog since 2007.



  1. Reader
    June 25, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Aww, such a wonderful introduction Anna! I enjoyed that. <3


  2. Abby Boid
    January 4, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    We too have three little boys. Keeps us on our toes! I love your photos by the way.
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    February 24, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    Like your post. The pictures were really nice. Great site also.
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  6. Mariam Mababaya JustSharingIslam
    April 6, 2015 @ 1:07 am

    MashaAllah 🙂 Interesting blog sister in Islam may Allah the Most Merciful bless you and your beautiful family and grant you all more wisdom. ameen.

    wasalaam from the Philippines 🙂

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  7. Mama of Leo
    July 22, 2015 @ 8:39 am

    My heart jumps with joy when I find a new interesting blog!

    I feel I am growing my network! 🙂

    Great blog, great family, mashaAllah… Consider me a new reader 😉
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