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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

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...]

15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

It's no secret that my children love pretend play so today I have gathered together 15 fun and fabulous, Christmas inspired pretend play ideas for those children who love to imagine and pretend. Some are small world ideas and others are larger, themed dramatic play spaces but all of them are simple … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small World

Gingerbread rice sensory small world

My favourite festive scent has to be GINGERBREAD so when this week's Christmas Sensory Play Ideas challenge rolled around and the theme was SMELL, I just knew that gingerbread would need to feature in our idea. And feature it most definitely did! Check out our fun Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small … [Read more...]

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland Christmas Craft for Kids

What do you do when your child is loving a Christmas craft so much that they want to make more and more??? Let them make a whole collection and then string them up as a Christmas garland! That's exactly what happened with these simple Popstick Christmas Trees. These Popstick Christmas Trees really … [Read more...]

101 Things To Do Outdoors: A Fun Printable Poster

101 Things to Do Outdoors Printable Play Poster

With the sun shining on the southern hemisphere and school holidays starting soon, I asked my good friend Kate of Picklebums to cast her designer eye over my 101 Ways to Play Outdoors poster to give it a new season freshen up. The poster lists 101 simple ideas for outdoor fun and play in your … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Christmas Cookies & Milk

Christmas Stained Glass Cookies & MIlk Recipe: Great for cooking with kids

My kids love cooking and this stained glass Christmas cookie recipe is just perfect for getting the kids involved...in the baking and the eating! This week's Christmas Sensory Play Series posts are all about the sense of TASTE and when I think of children and sensory exploration and taste, I … [Read more...]

50 Classic Kids Picture Books

50 Classic Great Picture Books to read aloud with kids

I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share the titles of the books they most enjoyed as children. With literally hundreds of suggestions, I have begun compiling them into collections that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, starting today with 50 very popular classic … [Read more...]