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Posts from the category: Our Play Space

Our Play Space: Our Chill Out Corner

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A peek inside a reader's play space... Instead of using a traditional time out that isolates the child I have made a calming "Chill Out" space in our house where my son can go to recentre, reconnect, calm down and simply chill out. The space is full of calming smells, colours and activities, as … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Space for Reading and for Play

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A peek inside a reader's play space... With a mum is who a teacher librarian in a primary school, this play space was always going to be a bit book-centric, and perhaps a little over organised...librarians do so love a label or three...as do librarians four year old daughters! Having just … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Mud Play Kitchen From a Potting Table

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A peek inside a reader's play space... Loving this clever idea from Kelly of Happy Whimsical Hearts, creating an easy mud play kitchen space from a gardening, potting table. How clever is that! See more of this great play space here. SUBMIT TO OUR PLAY SPACE and have your play space … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Spider Web Obstacle Course in Our Backyard!

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A peek inside a reader's play space... I had been planning to make an spider web obstacle course for ages. Finally, on a beautiful spring day, I decided it was time to make it and as it would make a great opportunity to get the kids outside. Although it took a little effort to make, it is now one … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Laneway Garden

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We created laneway garden in a rarely used space – the passage down the side of our house. It is fairly simple – a low table built out of old building materials that were lying around, and excess pot plants that were cluttering up the main garden. Laneway garden is a mix of plants and … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Quiet & Cosy Nook

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A peek inside a reader's play space... My two boys (3 & 1.5 years) love to sit here and read or ticklehug each other so I got creative and made some activity cushions so now they can practice their getting dressed skills while they have some quiet time. Thank you to Sonia for sharing her … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Caution! Twins at Play Outdoor Play Space

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A peek inside a reader's play space... This is the outdoor play space of my 4 year old twins. We use this space for every day play, playdates, and learning. I am a beginning homeschooler and my twins are learning through play based learning. Both our indoor and outdoor spaces are inspired by … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Mudpie Kitchen on a Balcony

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A peek inside a reader's play space... I’m beyond thrilled to introduce to you our mud pie kitchen! It has all the elements of play that’s close to any child's heart - cooking, getting touchy feel-y in mud and water, making pretend dishes, washing utensils and – well – feeling … [Read more...]