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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

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...]

All Natural Homemade Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

All natural Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

We love making homemade playdough and I will often add elements of texture or scent to a new batch of dough to enhance the sensory input of the play experience - for example, you can check out our textured funfetti playdough here, our herbal tea scented playdough and our delicious mulberry playdough … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Egg Cards + 3 Ways to Play

Printable Easter Egg Cards and 4 Card Games to Play

We are right into playing games now - a different board or card game appears on our dining most nights in the hope that there will be time to play after tea! Games are fabulous for helping children to develop a range of cognitive, literacy and social skills. As children play they; Make choices … [Read more...]

Kids & Chores: Printable Setting the Table Placemats

HELPING CHILDREN WITH CHORES-Printable Placemats for Setting the Table

As I shared recently, our intention is to get our two girls involved with a more regular schedule of chores this year as I admit it has been more than a little hit and miss in our house until now. At ages two (nearly three!) and seven one chore that both girls are able to help with is setting the … [Read more...]

7 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Preschoolers

Busy Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

Looking for ideas for entertaining your preschooler when you're out and about? Check out these 7 great suggestions from regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types. “Are we there yet?” “Can we go now?” “How much longer?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Last month I shared ‘7 Busy Bag Ideas … [Read more...]

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...]