Posts from the category: Baby Play

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Baby’s 1st Christmas

The very first Christmas with a new baby in the house is a very special holiday indeed. In fact, I was looking through photos of my babies' first Christmases recently and couldn't help but smile at the memories - gosh, they grow up so fast! If you have a new baby in your family or within your group … [Read more...]

Learn With Play Book:150+ Activities for Year Round Play & Learning

Today I am so excited to share a new book collaboration I have been involved in - the brand new Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year Round Fun & Learning is now available as both a book (yes, a real 200 page paper and ink book!) and eBook. Co-authored by more than 90 play and … [Read more...]

Sensory Play: Edible Glitter Finger Paint

In this post Kylie of Octavia & Vicky shares a fabulously fun and festive sensory activity for those who don't mind things getting a little messy! It's Edible Glitter Finger Paint! We love a bit of messy play around here, any excuse to get stuck into some squishy, squelchy, ooey, gooey … [Read more...]

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [Read more...]

Zero to Two: A Book of Play

Now you would imagine being an early childhood teacher that I have hundreds of fabulous activity ideas floating around in my head just perfect for babies and toddlers. In fact, there are days when I am home with just one little person scratching my head wondering what we should do next, and on … [Read more...]

Sensory Activities: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Sensory play is important to brain development, not just for babies and toddlers but also for preschoolers, kindergarteners and children within the early years of school. Playful activities that develop each of the senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste - need not be difficult or involve … [Read more...]

Encouraging Physical Motor Skill Development in Young Children

This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price. Motor skills are physical skills requiring the co-ordination of the muscles of the body to affect movement. This includes large body movements involving the head, torso and limbs, most often known as gross motor skills, and small body movements involving the … [Read more...]

Travel with Kids: Flying With a Baby

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies from when they were very young. In fact, by the time she was six months old AJ had travelled alone with me on four interstate work trips. So I have had good cause to learn to pack a lean, mean, on board machine! And by that I mean a carry on … [Read more...]