Posts from the category: Play and Learn

Crayon Resist Leaf Rubbings

Kids art ideas: Crayon resist watercolour leaf rubbings

We have a giant mulberry tree in our front yard and as well as enjoying the berries when they are in season, Immy and I also like to look for interesting things to do or create from the leaves. When we noticed some nice big leaves on the tree recently we decided to experimenting with crayon rubbing … [Read more...]

Join the #trustplay Challenge

Join the #trustplay challenge. Check out the weekly theme and share your photos via your favourite social media platforms to play. Find out more here.

Today I am issuing you a challenge. A challenge to trust play. And I am hoping you will join us! Play is so important to the development of children that it is included as a right for every child by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. Play allows children to learn in a … [Read more...]

5 Nature Play Outings Kids Will Love

5 Nature Play Activities for Families

Today Caprice of Perth Kidz joins us to share five great nature play outings that your kids will love...with hand-picked suggestions that Perth-based families will love. 1. Visit a nature based playground Jump online and research nature based playgrounds in your local area. Look for … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]

Disney Inspired Fingerprint Art

Disney Inspired Thumbprint Art

Immy is a big fan of Ed Emberley's fingerprint and thumbprint drawing books so when I recently suggested we have fun experimenting with making some fingerprint Disney characters of our own, she was up for the challenge. And we had so much fun making these that it's become a regular experience at our … [Read more...]

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

My girls love imaginative play and over time we have managed to accumulate all manner of figurines in our toy collection - Schleich animals, dinosaurs and fairies, Sylvanian creatures, Lalaloopsies and Disney fairies to name just a few (I mean they LOVE imaginative play!) Of course, these characters … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]

Help! My Child is Being Bullied

My Child Is Being Bullied! ACT: An Action Plan for Parents

By definition: "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems." … [Read more...]