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Beginning Reader Games: Silly Sentence Chatterbox

Silly Sentence Chatterboxes: Fun activity idea for children learning to read

Chatterboxes (or fortune tellers or cootie catchers) are one of those classic toys that epitomise childhood...I remember lots of laughter playing with them with my cousins on summer holidays. This beginning reader game is a bit of a twist on the traditional chatterbox, perfect for sneaking in a … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Tails

Games for kids: How to play TAILS. Part of an awesome collection of active games for kids of all ages.

There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It's great for getting children active with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it … [Read more...]

Printable Lunch Box Love Notes

Lunch box love notes printable | Childhood 101

I admit I've more than a little haphazard when it comes to adding lunch box love notes to Immy's lunch box - it it most certainly not something that happens everyday! However late last year I felt that she needed a little extra encouragement and so one day I sat down and wrote a whole collection of … [Read more...]

Fairy Tale Charades Printable

Printable Fairy Tale Charades Game: Perfect for family game night, class groups and youth groups

Given the popularity of our printable Christmas charades cards I thought it was time to create a new set - to be enjoyed by my family and yours, and what could be more fun, especially when playing charades with young children, than playing Fairy Tale Charades! This printable set contains 36 … [Read more...]

Bubble Science for Kids: What Can You Use to Make Bubbles?

Bubbles Science Experiment for Kids: What Can We Find to Use As A Bubble Blower

This is a story of failure. Not massive, life destroying failure – just mildly disappointing ‘that didn’t turn out’ failure. I regularly write science posts for Childhood101 and (of course) I always test the experiments with my kids before I write about them. Sometimes those experiments don’t work… … [Read more...]

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Handmade Toys for Kids

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Heart Inspired Toys for Kids

For unique, handmade toys for kids you really can't go past Etsy. I get lost for hours over there! Today I am sharing some of my favourite playful, heart themed finds that I know you will love. (shown from top left) Wooden Size Sequencing Hearts :: Mama May I Rainbow Colour Sorting Hearts & … [Read more...]

Maths Games For Kids: How to Play Buzz

Maths Games for Kids: How to Play Buzz

This is a fun game to play when you have a few moments to spare as the sense of anticipation builds great excitement. It's great for revising multiplication facts but it can also be played as a simpler counting game with younger children. Maths Games For Kids: How to Play Buzz Number of … [Read more...]