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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

Books for Kids (Of All Ages) Who Worry

Books for Kids Who Worry

All kids worry at some time, and some children struggle with anxious feelings on a regular basis. This collection of books features books that teachers and parents can use to open discussion with children about feeling worried, with most also including ideas that children can try to manage anxious … [Read more...]

Our Favourite Wooden Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Best Wooden Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers

It's surprising how many of the most well loved toys in our home are simple, wooden toys. With two girls who love imaginative play, I guess that is a given but most of the toys I have included on this list have been purchased once and played with thousands of times over the course of the last 6+ … [Read more...]

12 Funny Christmas Books for Kids

A collection of some of the funniest ever Christmas picture books for kids. These will have your child laughing out loud!

My girls both love a book with a good serve of humour, and there is no time like Christmas to fill the house with laughter and joy. Here are our pick of the funny books for Christmas - laughing out loud guaranteed! 12 Funny Christmas Books for Kids Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey: If you haven't … [Read more...]

(Not So Hot) Cocoa Playdough Recipe + 3 Ways to Play

{Not So} Hot Cocoa Playdough Recipe + 3 Ways to Play

I am a big fan of scented playdough and while coffee scented may just be my all time favourite, this {Not So Hot} Cocoa version is all kinds of special. In fact, when we made our latest batch hubby asked me to please remove it from the kitchen bench as it smelt so good! While it does smell rather … [Read more...]

Creating Transient Art With Young Children

Tips for creating transient art with children

You may have heard the term transient art in relation to activities for kids. Transient art is non-permanent, constantly evolving and process orientated creativity in action. When children work on transient art projects they manipulate, explore and experiment as they work individually or … [Read more...]

Rose Playdough Recipe

Rose Playdough Recipe. Make your next homemade batch oc playdough extra special with a rose scent.

I used to think that it was easier to buy playdough but in reality those little tubs don’t hold much actual playdough! So I turned to making our own playdough and found it super easy, and so much more cost efficient. And there is nothing quite like a big batch of fresh, warm playdough. Especially … [Read more...]

Don’t Jiggle the Spiders!! Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

Don't Jiggle the Spider!! Halloween Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

This simple obstacle course has been a source of so many laughs with both of my girls since we set it up under our backyard patio. The idea is to travel through the web inspired series of obstacles without jiggling the spiders - and each is attached to a jingle bell to make it extra tricky! Perfect … [Read more...]

12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]