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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

4 Fun Ways To Encourage Independent Play

4 ways to encourage children to play independently

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. “MUM! Will you play with me?” is an all too familiar question in our house. Especially when Immy is at school and it is just AJ and I home alone. I love being with my children as they play - watching, encouraging and joining in, but I do admit to getting more … [Read more...]

50+ Nature Inspired Play & Learning Ideas

50 Nature Inspired Play and Learning Ideas for Earth Day

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about the natural environment and their place within it. The more children spend time outdoors, experiencing the natural environment and the balance of nature, the more likely it is that they … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at childhood101.com

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]

Family Made Oil Pastel Resist Bunting

Family made crayon resist bunting with oil pastels

Immy loves making decorations for family celebrations and this simple crayon resist bunting came about when she wanted to create decorations to hang for Dad 101's birthday. This resist technique is really easy to do, it's low mess and I love it because children (and adults!) of all different ages … [Read more...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]

Supporting Early Readers: Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log and how we are using it to support our early reader.

I don't actually remember much at all about the process of learning to read as a child. But I do know that once I could read, once that switch has been flipped in my brain, I was a reader for life and reading has been a much loved treasure to me ever since. As a teacher I loved working with children … [Read more...]

DIY Sewing Cards from Recycled Plastic Lids

DIY sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids

I recently had the crazy idea that I could make a set of reusable sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids. My crazy ideas don't always turn out in reality how I think they might but this time it worked! How to Make Your Own Sewing Cards You will need: Plastic takeaway container lids … [Read more...]

25+ Free Easter Printables

25+ Free Easter Printables

I am starting to get a little excited about Easter! It feels like it has come around super quickly this year but I am really looking forward to the break from school and some family time...and then there's the chocolate! To help you get ready I have collected together over 25 fabulous and free … [Read more...]