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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

If your children are anything like mine they are prolific artists! While I sort through and save many of my girls' artworks (and this post explains my sorting and saving process), I am always on the lookout for other ideas of what to do with these precious gems. Here are 9 really cool ideas for … [Read more...]

DIY Mixed Up Monsters for Bathtime Play

DIY Mixed Up Monsters for Bathtime Play

These Mixed Up Monsters are SOOOOO easy to make and my girls are loving playing with them at bath time! The pieces are all cut from sheets of coloured craft foam and they magically stick to the tiles or shower screen and each other when they are wet. To make a set of your own Mixed Up … [Read more...]

2D Lego Mosaics: 3 Printable Circus Designs

Circus Themed Lego Mosaic Printables by Childhood 101

Following the popularity of our printable animal themed Lego mosaics, I started working on a second set - this time CIRCUS themed! These mosaics are fun for primary/elementary school aged children, as they really are more challenging then you might think. There is lot's of sorting, matching, … [Read more...]

12 Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

12 Great Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

In today's post Ali of At Home with Ali is sharing a fabulous collection of chapter book series for kids making the move into chapter books. Chapter book series turned reading from a chore to a pleasure for my eldest daughter. I brought home a Billie B Brown book one day and my daughter … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Practical Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Today I am excited to welcome Martine of The Modern Parent - a mum, speaker, writer, educator and family counsellor, to share practical strategies for keeping our kids safe and responsible online. Kids today are really no different to how we were as children. They want to play and create and … [Read more...]

7 Fun Geography Resources for Teaching Children About the World

7 Fun Resources for Teaching Children About the World

Immy has been learning about the seven continents of the world at school recently and as a topic it has really captured her imagination. And even very young children will often show interest in looking at maps and learning about the world - in fact, my just-turned-three year old loves our children's … [Read more...]

24 Fabulous Pretend Play Food Sets

24 Handmade Pretend Play Food

Our just-turned-three year old loves pretend play, especially of the kitchen or cafe variety. And our pretend food collection really needs a freshen up, so I jumped onto Etsy to see what they had to offer when it comes to handmade pretend play food and I found so much to love. There are hundreds of … [Read more...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]