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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

Our 25 Favourite Dr Seuss Books

25-Fabulous-Seuss-Books-to-Read-with-Kids

Read on for your chance to win a fabulous set of 10 Dr Seuss books. When I recently asked followers of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to tell me their #1 favourite Dr Seuss book I was amazed at how many different titles were shared - some I have never read, many I haven't read for a long, long … [Read more...]

Alphabet Games: ABC Water Play Park

Alphabet Game Ideas: ABC Water Play

Today we welcome our newest contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, with a fabulous idea for combining water play with the alphabet! My 2 and 4 year-old boys love to play in the water.  They are each at different stages of learning the alphabet and sounds so this alphabet water activity was a … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Jelly Bean Taste Test

Science esperiments for kids: Jelly Bean Taste Testing

Today Ali of At Home with Ali shares a science experiment the kids will love - a jelly bean taste test! This taste testing experiment is great fun and is particularly well suited to children aged 5 and up. Our whole family joined in and my two kids were very excited that our science experiment … [Read more...]

Hanging Hearts Creative Threading Activity

Hanging hearts Valentines craft idea for kids

Today I am teaming up with a posse of fabulous play bloggers to bring you a collection Valentine's Day activities for kids of all ages - all great for play and learning they cover everything from science to alphabet awareness, maths and creativity. Be sure to read on to find links to all of the … [Read more...]

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Super fun summer activities for kids

Yikes it's hot right now on the sunny side of the world! Today we welcome Lauren of Teacher Types to the Childhood 101 team with a fabulous collection of summer play ideas. Ice blocks, sprinklers, sand and swimming – do these words make you think of summer time with little tikes? Yes! I’m here … [Read more...]

15 Awesome Building & Constructing Toy Sets for Kids

15 awesome building and construction toys for kids

When a reader recently asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community for building and construction set suggestions for a child transitioning away from nap time, the responses were too fabulous not to share. So I have combined my top building and construction toy set suggestions with those popular with … [Read more...]