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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

My Story Silhouette Art & Writing Project

My Story: Getting to Know You Silhouette Art and Writing Project

When I saw this year's Children's Book Week theme of Australia! Story Country it got me thinking about the importance of each child's individual story and how much their own story influences their life and learning. One activity that was very popular with my students when I was teaching, was … [Read more...]

Hands On Alphabet Play: DIY Tactile Letters

DIY tactile letters for hands on alphabet learning. Great for kindergarten and preschool

Miss 4 is enthralled with letters at the moment. She is constantly asking me how to write this letter or that and our house is smattered with little pieces of paper filled with her fabulous efforts at writing. I have wanted to make a set of tactile letters to use as a letter learning resource for … [Read more...]

Story Inspired Nature Play: Fort Building

Stories to inspire nature play: Fort Building Books

Pick the right books and you can easily inspire and extend the duration and complexity of your childrens' outdoor play! Alternatively, using your children's existing play ideas as a springboard to introduce new books to your home or classroom library works a treat too. Either way, fort building is … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Best Resources to Use With Kids

Managing Big Emotions Resources for Parents and Teachers

Managing big emotions is hard, whether you are four or six or forty six! Helping children learn to regulate and manage their emotions is an ongoing process that involves helping them to recognise a range of emotions, learning to express their feelings verbally, learning to calm oneself down in the … [Read more...]

40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments

40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments - A fabulous collection of simple science ideas for kids, divided into experiments exploring biological science, chemical science, earth and space science and physical science.

Science experiments open up the world with that sense of wonder and awe that comes naturally to children and this HUGE list of backyard science experiments provides for hours of experimentation and exploration, perfect for home, school, preschool or your community group. Arranged into the learning … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: Fun Colouring Game

Fun Games for Kids: The Colouring Game

This is such a fun colouring game that my girls have literally been playing it non stop for days now. As a bonus - it was invented somewhat by accident! And if your kids prefer drawing to colouring, it's really easy to adapt too. Let me back up a little and tell you the story behind the game. … [Read more...]

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Retelling Through Imaginary Play

Goldilocks and Three Bears Storytelling and Imaginative Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Isn’t it amazing that the classic fairytales we all grew up with are still much loved by our children? And do you notice how they always come in threes - The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and, of course (one of our personal favourites), Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You’d be … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope: Hands-On Explorations in Colour (and Color!) For Kids

KALEIDOSCOPE: Hands-On Explorations in Colour (and Color!) for Kids

I am so excited to share with you today a project that I have been squirreled away working on. I can honestly say I LOVE each and every project in my brand new ebook, Kaleidoscope: Hands-On Explorations in Colour (and Color!) for Kids (okay, and my kids love them too, but that's despite the point!) … [Read more...]