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Posts from the category: Organising Kids

LYBFL: Clearing the Clutter of Kids Toys

ORGANISING KIDS TOYS

My first pre-Christmas housekeeping task has to be the TOYS! Not only because there is sure to be more added to the collection in the next few months but also because the baby is becoming more and more mobile by the day and some serious babyproofing is in order! So my plan is to; Separate out … [Read more...]

Our School Morning Routine

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When Immy started kindy this year I felt it was important to develop a school morning routine that allows us to start our day with a minimum of fuss and a sense of calm. I feel this is important for both a smooth transition from home to school, and for my own sanity - having to nag your way through … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Our Dress Up Corner

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A peek inside a reader's play space... We have one little boy, soon to be five. This is a small corner of his tiny playroom. We tried to make this space organized, but inviting, to encourage lots of time spent playing dress up. Thank you to Joyce of Dinosaurs and Octopuses for sharing her … [Read more...]

Our Everyday Play: Loose Parts for Creative & Imaginative Play

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Matchsticks and story stones I am a big fan of open ended toys, toys that allow a child to respond in a myriad of spontaneous, unstructured ways. Fortunately these resources don't have to be expensive. In fact, a collection of everyday bits and bobs can provide preschoolers with hours of creative … [Read more...]

Back to School: Organising Kids Spaces

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Part of our getting organised for starting school strategy has involved re-organising Immy's closet. I have written before about my preference for comfortable, practical play clothes for young children so until now most of Immy's clothes (tops, shorts, leggings, skirts, jumpers, even many of her … [Read more...]

Back to School: Getting Organised + a Giveaway!

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As much as it's breaking my heart (I am so not ready!), we have slowly started getting organised for Immy starting kindy. One of the hardest changes for us is going to be getting out of the door, into the car and to school on time! I am not much of a morning person (and cannot even imagine how I'll … [Read more...]

Popular Posts of 2011: Places for Kids to Play

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This week I will be highlighting some of the most popular posts from the 350 published in 2011. Rating consistently in the popularity scales were posts sharing ideas for creating, organising and decorating kids play spaces. Posts like; Sharing Our Kids Art Space (and the update) :: Dramatic Play in … [Read more...]

Creating Children’s Spaces in Every Corner of Your Home

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This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. We don’t have a single dedicated play space in our home. I prefer having little child-sized play spaces scattered throughout and aim to create a home where spaces appeal to adults and children alike. Sharing spaces make … [Read more...]