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15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

It's no secret that my children love pretend play so today I have gathered together 15 fun and fabulous, Christmas inspired pretend play ideas for those children who love to imagine and pretend. Some are small world ideas and others are larger, themed dramatic play spaces but all of them are simple … [Read more...]

20 Classic Chapter Books to Read with 5-8 Year Olds

20 classic chapter books for 5-8 year olds

Following on from the very popular 50 Classic Picture Books to Read with Children list, today I am sharing 20 Classic Chapter Books and story collections as shared by friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page. These are the books that we loved as children (this selection is of books published prior … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Spelling Quiz

Word Games for Kids: Christmas Spelling Quiz. Fun for early readers.

As part of her weekly homework routine Immy (who's now 6 1/2 and in first grade) has a list of spelling words to revise each night and on Thursday nights she has a mini test, where I call out the spelling list words for her to write. For some time now we have been pretending that I am a game show … [Read more...]

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland Christmas Craft for Kids

What do you do when your child is loving a Christmas craft so much that they want to make more and more??? Let them make a whole collection and then string them up as a Christmas garland! That's exactly what happened with these simple Popstick Christmas Trees. These Popstick Christmas Trees really … [Read more...]

101 Things To Do Outdoors: A Fun Printable Poster

101 Things to Do Outdoors Printable Play Poster

With the sun shining on the southern hemisphere and school holidays starting soon, I asked my good friend Kate of Picklebums to cast her designer eye over my 101 Ways to Play Outdoors poster to give it a new season freshen up. The poster lists 101 simple ideas for outdoor fun and play in your … [Read more...]

50 Classic Kids Picture Books

50 Classic Great Picture Books to read aloud with kids

I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share the titles of the books they most enjoyed as children. With literally hundreds of suggestions, I have begun compiling them into collections that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, starting today with 50 very popular classic … [Read more...]

12 Family Made Christmas Wreath Ideas

Homemade Christmas Wreath Ideas_Make a wreath as a family for a fabulous keepsake and tradition

We started the tradition of making a homemade Christmas wreath as a family three Christmases ago now - goodness, time flies! While we're working on this year's front door masterpiece I thought you might like some inspiration for creating your very own Christmas keepsake  and family tradition. 12 … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play: Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course

Don't RIng the Bells! Christmas Sensory Play for Kids

It's week two of the Christmas Sensory Play Series and I am loving the ideas of my fellow play blogger friends - Kristina of Toddler Approved, Kate of Picklebums, Meri at Meri Cherry, Ana of Babble Dabble Do and Cathy at NurtureStore. If you missed the fabulous collection of posts from week one, be … [Read more...]