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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards & Matching Game

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards and Matching Game. Great for use with children of all ages at home or school.

There are so many ways that a set of emotions cards can be used with children at home and school. These types of activities are particularly valuable for helping children to learn to recognise and regulate their own big emotions, as well as learning to recognise and empathise with others struggling … [Read more...]

20 Seasonal Finger Plays & Action Songs: Spring and Autumn

20 Seasonal Action Songs for Fall and Spring

Action songs and finger plays are fabulous for developing skills across a range of learning areas. They are particularly great for getting kids moving and encouraging gross and fine motor physical skill development, including body awareness and co-ordination. This collection of seasonal finger plays … [Read more...]

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...]

Yoga for Kids: Sun Salutation for Kids

Yoga for Kids: Printable Sun Salutation Sequence

Today the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, is back with a fabulous yoga sequence to use with kids, and it's also available as a very handy printable. Enjoy! Sun salutations are the core to any yoga sequence. Practicing sun salutes with your children will: Help calm … [Read more...]

40 Australian Picture Books by Our Favourite Australian Authors

40 Fabulous Australian Picture Books by our favourite Australian authors

This list has been a long time in the making but it's also been a labour of love! There are so many talented Australian authors and gathering together a list of books that I have seen my girls grow to love (and classes full of children as well!) has made me a little nostalgic, if I am to be … [Read more...]

My Story Silhouette Art & Writing Project

My Story: Getting to Know You Silhouette Art and Writing Project

When I saw this year's Children's Book Week theme of Australia! Story Country it got me thinking about the importance of each child's individual story and how much their own story influences their life and learning. One activity that was very popular with my students when I was teaching, was … [Read more...]

Hands On Alphabet Play: DIY Tactile Letters

DIY tactile letters for hands on alphabet learning. Great for kindergarten and preschool

Miss 4 is enthralled with letters at the moment. She is constantly asking me how to write this letter or that and our house is smattered with little pieces of paper filled with her fabulous efforts at writing. I have wanted to make a set of tactile letters to use as a letter learning resource for … [Read more...]

Story Inspired Nature Play: Fort Building

Stories to inspire nature play: Fort Building Books

Pick the right books and you can easily inspire and extend the duration and complexity of your childrens' outdoor play! Alternatively, using your children's existing play ideas as a springboard to introduce new books to your home or classroom library works a treat too. Either way, fort building is … [Read more...]