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Posts from the category: Invitation to Play

Insect Small World: A Preschool Invitation to Play

Insect Small World: A Preschool Invitation to Play

When a collection of carefully chosen loose parts, toys and materials is presented in an inviting way, a young child’s interest will instantly be sparked! This is what we call an invitation to play. My preschooler will often ask me, “Mum what did you put out for me today?” and a play dough based … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

Another Week’s Worth of Boredom Busters: Turn off the TV and Play

A Week's Worth of Boredom Busters:7 Invitations to Play that Get Kids Playing

In today's post Ali of At Home With Ali shares 7 easy-to-set-up invitations to play prompts that are sure to get your kids playing A while back I wrote this post about quick and easy boredom busters to get the kids away from the lure of the TV. Just recently I decided it was time to bring the … [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...]

8 Quick-to-Prepare Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers

8 Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers that each take less than 10 minutes to set up

One thing I keep reminding myself is that my 3 year old doesn't need difficult or complicated play ideas. She's 3 and it's the simple, classic play ideas that she likes best! So today I am sharing eight classic play ideas that each take less than 10 minutes to prepare. They're fun for preschoolers … [Read more...]

50+ Awesome Staycation Vacation Activity Ideas for Kids

50 totally cool staycation activity ideas for kids

We are on countdown to our mid year break and the change of pace will be sooooooo welcome when it arrives! Whilst I love my children to have lots of free time to just play and make their own fun I also think it is a great idea to be prepared with some really cool activity suggestions up my sleeve … [Read more...]

An Invitation to Create…Spiders!

An invitation to play: Playdough spiders

When it comes to setting up playful activities for my children, I am all about quick and simple. That is part of the reason I love invitations to play so much - simply presenting a small collection of open ended resources in an inviting manner easily leads to hours of fun! And this invitation to … [Read more...]

Activities for Toddlers: Rocks and a Box

Toddler Play Activities: Rocks and a Box

In this post regular contributor, Kylie Gardner of Octavia & Vicky, shares a simple invitation to play activity perfect for toddlers. When I think "what are we going to play today?" I always keep in mind the activites that my children are most interested in. That's my early childhood … [Read more...]