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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Paper Towel Painting

Kids Watercolour Painting Ideas: Paper towel painting

Sometimes finding a new art experience is as simple as trying your materials out on a new 'canvas.' Such was the case when we decided to try painting with watercolours onto kitchen paper towel. We used a Micador watercolour palette, experimenting with brushes of different sizes and a little … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Helping Beginning Readers

How to Support an Early Reader: Tips for listening to oral reading

In this post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares practical strategies for helping early readers as you listen to their oral reading. Do you have a new or budding reader in your life? Watching a child learn to read is a magical time. But, it can also be a cause for concern … [Read more...]

Hands On Activities for Learning About 2D & 3D Shapes

Learning about Shapes: 2D and 3D Shapes Learning Activities

In today's post, Lauren of Teacher Types shares a selection of hands on maths activities for exploring 2- and 3- dimensional shapes. When we think of maths, we typically think firstly of numbers. But there is a whole other world of mathematics to enjoy and explore and today’s post is all about … [Read more...]

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or recreating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend Immy's play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a … [Read more...]

7 Chapter Book Series’ for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

7 Chapter Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

Hands up if you have a child who loves Rainbow Magic? I swear that we have read at least 120 of the 200+ titles over the past 3+ years, but Immy still loves them. I mean, we even had a Rainbow Magic themed birthday party last year! Yes, I agree they are very repetitive and formulaic, somewhat … [Read more...]

Spelling Dice Game Printable

Spelling Dice Game Printable

If you are looking for a fun way to engage your child with their weekly spelling list or homework revision, this spelling dice game printable is just the thing! You can customise each dice with six spelling revision activities of your own choosing before printing and playing!   To … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

10 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Listen

I can't tell you how often I feel my requests to my children are falling on deaf ears! It's true, children are not always the best listeners - in fact, my almost-three year old regularly tunes me out! It mostly happens when she is concentrating intently on something or absorbed in an activity, … [Read more...]

Craft Stick & Watercolour Sculpture

Craftstick and watercolour sculpture

I love displaying my children's artwork in our home and when I saw the morning light shining on these simple craft stick sculptures that hang in our playroom I just knew that I had to share them here. These really are so easy to make and when hung they just look so interesting. Here's the … [Read more...]