Posts from the category: Preschool Play

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]

Disney Inspired Fingerprint Art

Disney Inspired Thumbprint Art

Immy is a big fan of Ed Emberley's fingerprint and thumbprint drawing books so when I recently suggested we have fun experimenting with making some fingerprint Disney characters of our own, she was up for the challenge. And we had so much fun making these that it's become a regular experience at our … [Read more...]

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

My girls love imaginative play and over time we have managed to accumulate all manner of figurines in our toy collection - Schleich animals, dinosaurs and fairies, Sylvanian creatures, Lalaloopsies and Disney fairies to name just a few (I mean they LOVE imaginative play!) Of course, these characters … [Read more...]

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

Looking for sensory play ideas for your toddler, preschool or kindergarten? Lauren has put together a fabulous list ideas from all of the Childhood 101 contributors. This list sure is a keeper! The possibilities for sensory play are endless, and not only bucket loads of fun for little people, … [Read more...]

9 Awesome Solar System Learning Activities

9 Totally Awesome Solar System Activities

If you are looking for awesome, handmade resources for playful learning, then Etsy is definitely worth a visit! Today's collection of solar system learning resources was lots of fun to put together - the constellation cookies are most definitely my favourite! {Pictured left to right, from top … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Explore Emotions With Toddlers & Preschoolers

9 Ways to Explore Emotions with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Emotional regulation involves recognising emotions, using language to express feelings, learning to calm oneself down in the face of overwhelming emotions, and learning to treat others with kindness and empathy. And these are skills and behaviours that need to be learned. Toddlers and preschoolers … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Germs & Hand Washing

Tips for Teaching Kids about Germs: Free Printable Poster

This post is sponsored by Dettol. Handwashing is pretty important for keeping our families healthy and preventing the spread of germs. Unfortunately, if your children are anything like mine, they are usually in so much of a rush to get back to playing, that they prefer to skip the hand washing step … [Read more...]

Another Week’s Worth of Boredom Busters: Turn off the TV and Play

A Week's Worth of Boredom Busters:7 Invitations to Play that Get Kids Playing

In today's post Ali of At Home With Ali shares 7 easy-to-set-up invitations to play prompts that are sure to get your kids playing A while back I wrote this post about quick and easy boredom busters to get the kids away from the lure of the TV. Just recently I decided it was time to bring the … [Read more...]