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21 Fun Ways to Rev Up Interest In Your Writing Table

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Need to revive flagging interest in your writing table? Wanting to make the most of this precious learning space? Here are 21 simple ways to get young children interested in playful learning about letters and writing (click through each link for more details). 1. Add a collection of Alphabet … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Listen to Your Child

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I admit that I am a pretty bad ordinary listener. You see by nature I am a talker and a fixer. Tell me a problem and I want to talk it through and find the best answer for with you. It's just how I am. Lately however I have had to work on stifling my first reaction - to talk and solve - and learn … [Read more...]

Simple Kids Science: Set Up a Bathtub Science Lab!

Simple Kids Science: Bathtub Science Lab

This post is by regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home with Ali. My kids love science and experimenting with different materials – creating all sorts of various mixtures and potions. Sometimes we try step-by-step experiments such as our bouncy egg experiment and our attempt at making a weir. … [Read more...]

Creating a Discovery Area with Tinkerlab

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I was so excited to recently receive a copy of the wonderful Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab's brand new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. This book is filled with activities that encourage young children to tinker, explore and think creatively, and I love that the hands-on … [Read more...]

18 Small Worlds for Inspiring Imaginative Play

18 Small Worlds for imaginative play

Long time followers of Childhood 101 know that Immy (now six years old) loves imaginative play, and AJ is most definitely following in her footsteps! Creating a small world for imaginative play is so easy to do - just grab your child's favourite figurines (or small vehicles) and then use a variety … [Read more...]

Drawing for Kids: 12 Fun Drawing Ideas

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I am pretty sure drawing is akin to breathing for Immy! This kid would be happy to draw all day every day. Over the years we have explored lots of different drawing techniques and mediums and these are some of our favourites.... 12 Really, Really Fun Ideas for Drawing with Kids 1. Ice + Ink = … [Read more...]

Word Games for Kids: WORD HUNT

Word Games: Word Hunt for beginning readers | via Childhood101

I am always looking for easy, playful ways for Immy to revise those high frequency words or 'sight words' that we use so often when reading. This game also works well for revising word families and spelling rules, or really any set of words that a child will benefit from the additional opportunity … [Read more...]

Math Games for Kids: Learning About Attributes in Nature

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This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. On a recent hike with my two young sons, I had a chance to take one of the fun math games Christie has shared on learning about attributes outside and into nature. And guess what? It was a huge hit! Attributes are the … [Read more...]