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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Hanging Hearts Creative Threading Activity

Hanging hearts Valentines craft idea for kids

Today I am teaming up with a posse of fabulous play bloggers to bring you a collection Valentine's Day activities for kids of all ages - all great for play and learning they cover everything from science to alphabet awareness, maths and creativity. Be sure to read on to find links to all of the … [Read more...]

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Super fun summer activities for kids

Yikes it's hot right now on the sunny side of the world! Today we welcome Lauren of Teacher Types to the Childhood 101 team with a fabulous collection of summer play ideas. Ice blocks, sprinklers, sand and swimming – do these words make you think of summer time with little tikes? Yes! I’m here … [Read more...]

15 Awesome Building & Constructing Toy Sets for Kids

15 awesome building and construction toys for kids

When a reader recently asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community for building and construction set suggestions for a child transitioning away from nap time, the responses were too fabulous not to share. So I have combined my top building and construction toy set suggestions with those popular with … [Read more...]

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...]