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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

Creating a Discovery Area with Tinkerlab

Discovery area

I was so excited to recently receive a copy of the wonderful Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab's brand new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. This book is filled with activities that encourage young children to tinker, explore and think creatively, and I love that the hands-on … [Read more...]

18 Small Worlds for Inspiring Imaginative Play

18 Small Worlds for imaginative play

Long time followers of Childhood 101 know that Immy (now six years old) loves imaginative play, and AJ is most definitely following in her footsteps! Creating a small world for imaginative play is so easy to do - just grab your child's favourite figurines (or small vehicles) and then use a variety … [Read more...]

Drawing for Kids: 12 Fun Drawing Ideas

Drawing for Kids_12 Kids Drawing Ideas

I am pretty sure drawing is akin to breathing for Immy! This kid would be happy to draw all day every day. Over the years we have explored lots of different drawing techniques and mediums and these are some of our favourites.... 12 Really, Really Fun Ideas for Drawing with Kids 1. Ice + Ink = … [Read more...]

Word Games for Kids: WORD HUNT

Word Games: Word Hunt for beginning readers | via Childhood101

I am always looking for easy, playful ways for Immy to revise those high frequency words or 'sight words' that we use so often when reading. This game also works well for revising word families and spelling rules, or really any set of words that a child will benefit from the additional opportunity … [Read more...]

Math Games for Kids: Learning About Attributes in Nature

Attributes in Nature - flower

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. On a recent hike with my two young sons, I had a chance to take one of the fun math games Christie has shared on learning about attributes outside and into nature. And guess what? It was a huge hit! Attributes are the … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Helping Your Child Resolve Conflict and Be A Good Friend

Helping children learn strategies for conflict resolution

This post is sponsored by Hasbro My Little Pony. As much as we try to avoid it, conflict is a normal part of life. Helping children learn to manage conflict effectively will also help them to experience more fulfilling friendships and enjoy better social experiences, both at school and outside of … [Read more...]

50 Preschool Boredom Busters + Printable Play Planner

50 Preschool boredom busters activity ideas

I recently shared a post about the importance of being prepared with a list of easy-to-pull together activity ideas for those times when your children need a little redirection into purposeful activity. With many in the Northern hemisphere embarking on summer vacation and us on the cooler side of … [Read more...]

Art Projects for Kids: Rug Painting

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This post is by Carrie George of A Little Learning For Two. Recently I overhauled our girl’s play area which we also use as a therapy room for their occupational and speech therapy exercises. I try to keep their space organised and not too overwhelming, but also fun and vibrant. When it came … [Read more...]