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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

4 Fun Ways To Encourage Independent Play

4 ways to encourage children to play independently

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. “MUM! Will you play with me?” is an all too familiar question in our house. Especially when Immy is at school and it is just AJ and I home alone. I love being with my children as they play - watching, encouraging and joining in, but I do admit to getting more … [Read more...]

50+ Nature Inspired Play & Learning Ideas

50 Nature Inspired Play and Learning Ideas for Earth Day

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about the natural environment and their place within it. The more children spend time outdoors, experiencing the natural environment and the balance of nature, the more likely it is that they … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at childhood101.com

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]

Family Made Oil Pastel Resist Bunting

Family made crayon resist bunting with oil pastels

Immy loves making decorations for family celebrations and this simple crayon resist bunting came about when she wanted to create decorations to hang for Dad 101's birthday. This resist technique is really easy to do, it's low mess and I love it because children (and adults!) of all different ages … [Read more...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: A Review of The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom by Cathy James: A Review.

Blogging has been such an exciting adventure for me (wow, can you believe I have been doing this for 6 years now!) and along the way I have made some wonderful online friends, including NurtureStore blogger and now author, Cathy James. Cathy has just released her first book - The Garden Classroom: … [Read more...]

Supporting Early Readers: Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log and how we are using it to support our early reader.

I don't actually remember much at all about the process of learning to read as a child. But I do know that once I could read, once that switch has been flipped in my brain, I was a reader for life and reading has been a much loved treasure to me ever since. As a teacher I loved working with children … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions

Given the popularity of the first two Managing Big Emotions Printable Posters (you can find poster one here and poster two here), today I have teamed up with the author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga series to use as a calm down activity with your child. Be sure … [Read more...]