Posts from the category: Imaginative

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

My girls love imaginative play and over time we have managed to accumulate all manner of figurines in our toy collection - Schleich animals, dinosaurs and fairies, Sylvanian creatures, Lalaloopsies and Disney fairies to name just a few (I mean they LOVE imaginative play!) Of course, these characters … [Read more...]

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

My girls both love imaginative play and presenting a small world as an invitation to play is guaranteed to engage them for hours. And creating a small world based on a fabulous picture book has the added bonus of encouraging their use of lots of wonderful language and comprehension skills as they … [Read more...]

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costume Ideas

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costumes for Book Week or World Book Day or Halloween

While parents all across Australia despair of Book Week and the inevitable Book Week Parade costume, I secretly sort of look forward to it ;) Mind you, despite the exciting, creative ideas that I suggest all Immy ever wants to be is some form of fairy or princess *sigh* Most. Disappointed. Mother. … [Read more...]

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...]