Posts from the category: Preschool Play

12 Days of Christmas Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

12 Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple to make or set up sensory play ideas are my go-to activity on days when we are home and my preschooler is looking for stimulation. From babyhood young children learn through their senses and sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers are believed to help form and strengthen neural … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers for kids of all ages

We give books as gifts to our girls every Christmas and birthday, and this year I have also been looking for gifts that further encourage the development of all areas of literacy - reading, writing, speaking and listening. When you go looking there are lots of fun games and resources that engage … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Peg Gnomes for Imaginative Play

DIY Wooden Peg Imaginative Play Gnomes

We met our first wooden peg doll gnomes (three of!) many Christmases ago and it was love at first sight. Immy loved playing with them so much that it was only a matter of time before we began adding more little gnomes to our collection but instead of buying them we had a go at making them. They … [Read more...]

25 Best Family Board Games & Card Games

25 Family Friendly Board Games and Card Games with suggestions for kids of all ages

I love adding to our board game collection each Christmas, and as our children grow the games we play change too. This list includes all of our family favourites plus those from my years as a teacher working with children of all ages. Add to that a few suggestions from some of the wonderful parents … [Read more...]

9 Fun Alphabet Songs on YouTube

9 Super Cool Alphabet Songs on Youtube

Learning to sing the alphabet is an important step in the process of learning to read and write. These cool versions of the traditional alphabet song will bring the letters of the alphabet to life for preschool, kindergarten and older children. 9 Fun Alphabet Songs to Sing with Kids The … [Read more...]

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Creative Kids

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for creative kids

As long time readers of Childhood 101 will know, the value of children creating is close to my heart (so much so that I wrote a book about it that you can see here). Every Christmas and birthday my girls receive art materials to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. If you know a … [Read more...]

11 Gentle Ways to Deal With Bedtime Fears & Anxiety

11 Gentle Ways to Deal with Bedtime Fears and Anxiety

This post is sponsored by Moose Toys. Nighttime fears and difficulties going to or staying asleep are a normal occurrence for children of all ages. Anxiety, heightened emotions, their developing imagination and even over-tiredness can all contribute to children’s sleeping difficulties. As the … [Read more...]