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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

Our 25 Favourite Dr Seuss Books

25-Fabulous-Seuss-Books-to-Read-with-Kids

Read on for your chance to win a fabulous set of 10 Dr Seuss books. When I recently asked followers of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to tell me their #1 favourite Dr Seuss book I was amazed at how many different titles were shared - some I have never read, many I haven't read for a long, long … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: The Blind Taste Test

Cooking with kids: The blind taste test. Are your children brave enough to take the test???

Do your children love to help you cook? Are they brave enough for a blind taste test in the kitchen??? This is a fun activity for children who are more on the adventurouss side when it comes to food experiences and trying new things. Next time you are in the kitchen preparing a meal together, … [Read more...]

Alphabet Games: ABC Water Play Park

Alphabet Game Ideas: ABC Water Play

Today we welcome our newest contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, with a fabulous idea for combining water play with the alphabet! My 2 and 4 year-old boys love to play in the water.  They are each at different stages of learning the alphabet and sounds so this alphabet water activity was a … [Read more...]

Creating a School Day Launch Pad

Organising with Kids: Creating a school day launch pad

If you are anything like me, it is often the smallest of jobs that take you the longest time to organise or finish! This small space next to our fridge has been destined as a school launch pad for the past two years but it is only now that I have it working like I always dreamed it would! So let me … [Read more...]

7 Busy Bags for Busy Toddlers

7 toddler busy bag ideas

Today regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types, shares seven fun, simple-to-make busy bag ideas just right for toddlers. Are you forever looking for new ways to keep your little one entertained when you are on the go? Well then this post may be just for you! Busy bags are designed to be low … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]

The Other Woman

The Other Woman: How Starting School Changes Family Life Forever

She is lovely. Softly spoken. Patient. Kind. Fun. Interesting. She is everything you struggle to be. You used to be the one person your child looked up to more than anyone else in the entire world. And in return, you knew their every thing - every precious smile, word, action, milestone and … [Read more...]