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Posts from the category: Imaginative

24 Fabulous Pretend Play Food Sets

24 Handmade Pretend Play Food

Our just-turned-three year old loves pretend play, especially of the kitchen or cafe variety. And our pretend food collection really needs a freshen up, so I jumped onto Etsy to see what they had to offer when it comes to handmade pretend play food and I found so much to love. There are hundreds of … [Read more...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]

Fabulous Upcycled Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

DIY Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

When I saw this amazing DIY project shared in an early childhood teaching Facebook group, I just knew that I had to feature it on the blog - it is just awesome! Fortunately for us, the lovely Linda from Lessons From a Teacher agreed to share her fabulous idea and her family's hard work with us. See … [Read more...]

3 Fun Easter Hat Parade Ideas

Easter Hat Parade Ideas

In this post regular contributor, Ali of At Home with Ali, shares three fun and unique DIY Easter hat ideas. Get ready for your Easter hat parade! This year is whizzing by… I can’t believe Easter will be here before we know it! If your school is like ours you will have an Easter Hat parade on … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Waldorf Play Kitchen

Our Play Space: Waldorf Play Kitchen

My small girl loves playing in our pretend play kitchen area but I must admit it's become a bit cluttered of late. A peek inside this gorgeous kitchen play space has inspired me to move getting it sorted to the top of my to-do list! Where is this playful space? Australia Tell us a little … [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...]

8 Dress Up Storage Solutions

8 dress up storage ideas featured at Childhood 101

We recently had a Council-run, large rubbish removal in our area and as people put out their unwanted goods I was scanning the verges for one very particular item - a dresser I could convert into a dress up cupboard. How lucky was I?!! My neighbour across the road was getting rid of the perfect … [Read more...]

Small World Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Small World Imaginative Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Hello, I am Renee from Adventures at Home with Mum. I am passionate about children learning through play, especially outdoor play and imaginative pretend play, and if you are a regular around this corner of the blogosphere you might remember the Outdoor Play Space: Pirate Hide Away that I shared … [Read more...]