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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Kids Art Ideas: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Kids Art Idea-: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Immy received a Spiral Art Kit for Christmas and it wasn't long before our dining table was covered in sheets of paper adorned with gorgeous spiral shapes of all different sizes. When we were talking about what to do with all of the spirals we noticed that many of them looked a lot like flowers and … [Read more...]

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Jelly Bean Taste Test

Science esperiments for kids: Jelly Bean Taste Testing

Today Ali of At Home with Ali shares a science experiment the kids will love - a jelly bean taste test! This taste testing experiment is great fun and is particularly well suited to children aged 5 and up. Our whole family joined in and my two kids were very excited that our science experiment … [Read more...]

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...]