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6 Fun Parchute Games for Kids

6 Parachute Games: Outdoor Games for Kids

As a teacher, I have seen first hand how much children love parachute play and both my girls have been fortunate to enjoy playing with parachutes at playgroup, kindy gym and school PE class. They love it! Parachute games also make a fun addition at birthday parties and they are even great as ice … [Read more...]

Beyond Number Names: Activities to Support Children as They Learn to Count

Activities for Children Learning to Count ft

Around two to two and a half years of age most children will begin reciting some number words in a somewhat ordered counting sequence. In fact, AJ (who is now 2 years, 4 months) currently recites, "One, two, three, four, (generally a pause then) six, nine." However reciting number words, even in the … [Read more...]

8 Dress Up Storage Solutions

8 dress up storage ideas featured at Childhood 101

We recently had a Council-run, large rubbish removal in our area and as people put out their unwanted goods I was scanning the verges for one very particular item - a dresser I could convert into a dress up cupboard. How lucky was I?!! My neighbour across the road was getting rid of the perfect … [Read more...]

Gross Motor Activities in Nature + Printable Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor gross motor activities

In this guest post Anastasia of Montessori Nature shares some great ideas for getting children outdoors and active in nature to develop gross motor skills. Our casual, frequent walks in nature provide fun adventures, promote healthy habits, and help me to create a stronger bond with my child. … [Read more...]

Easy Green Habits Just for Kids

Easy green habits for kids

In this latest installment of the Easy Green series, Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother shares some practical strategies for encouraging kids to develop their very own easy green habits. Encouraging children to put the environment first develops skills in resilience and empathy. By gently … [Read more...]

Activities for Toddlers: Rocks and a Box

Toddler Play Activities: Rocks and a Box

In this post regular contributor, Kylie Gardner of Octavia & Vicky, shares a simple invitation to play activity perfect for toddlers. When I think "what are we going to play today?" I always keep in mind the activites that my children are most interested in. That's my early childhood … [Read more...]

If Childhood Today Is Over Too Soon, What Can We Do About It?

Children Don't Have to Grow Up Too Soon. 8 suggestions for making the most of childhood.

This is a sponsored post. As I watch Immy dance around the dining room with the unabashed abandon of childhood I want to bottle this moment and hold it tight as I know this time in our lives called ‘childhood’ will be over all too soon. I just know that one day I will look back with longing for the … [Read more...]

Planning an Outdoor Play Date With Your Child

Outdoor Play Date Ideas

In this post regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares ideas for enjoying an outdoor play date with your kids. My kids are always up for a good play date. Granted, most of these dates involve other kids. But some are reserved just for mom, dad or even grandma. And more often … [Read more...]