Posts from the category: Sensory Play

Best Ever Scented Playdough

Scented playdough recipe

We love homemade playdough here at Childhood 101 Central and I am always looking for fun ways to enhance the sensory play potential of the next batch of dough. We've added rice for texture, glitter for sparkle, homemade berry dye for colour, and so much more! And this time I think I may just have … [Read more...]

Sensory Play: Sand Box Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine pin long

Today I am excited to feature a guest post from fellow play blogger, Kate of The Craft Train. Kate is a Mum of two, graphic designer and craft guru, and her blog is packed with arty and crafty goodness so be sure to pop over and check it out after you have had a peek at this fabulous sensory … [Read more...]

Sensory Fun: Bubble Wrap Finger Painting

Sensory activities_Bubble Wrap Painting via Childhood 101

When I recently discovered the contents of a parcel protected in bubble wrap my first thought was, "Oooh, this could be fun!' Then I thought about using it as the surface for some tabletop finger painting and I thought, "Oooh, this could be lots of fun!!" And it was! I took one of our low … [Read more...]

Sensory Activities: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Sensory Play - Touch via Childhood 101

Sensory play is important to brain development, not just for babies and toddlers but also for preschoolers, kindergarteners and children within the early years of school. Playful activities that develop each of the senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste - need not be difficult or involve … [Read more...]

Funfetti Textured Playdough Fun

Playdough recipe | Childhood 101

As I have shared previously, we love homemade playdough in our house! I have recently been experimenting with adding different sensory elements to a basic dough recipe - looking for ways to encourage further exploration using the senses of touch, sight and smell - like this fun confetti-like twist … [Read more...]

Gluten & Corn Free Play Dough Recipe

Gluten and Corn Free Play Dough Recipe | Childhood 101

With AJ showing signs of a corn allergy we are currently learning to live as a gluten, dairy and corn free home. It presents lots of new challenges, not only with what we eat but also with how we play. As play dough is a favourite activity in our house it has been important for me to find a gluten … [Read more...]

Sensory Play with Rosemary Rice

Childhood 101 Sensory Rosemary Rice Play Activity

At 19 months and 5 1/2 years both my girls enjoy playing with uncooked rice. Uncooked rice is a wonderful medium for sensory play as; It feels so interesting as you run it through your fingers or scoop it with your hands, It makes wonderful sounds as it is scooped and poured, It is safe to … [Read more...]

Activities for Babies: Shiny & Reflective Baby Treasure Basket

Childhood 101 | Baby Play Activities- Shiny & Reflective Treasure Basket

If you have ever searched the internet for baby play ideas I am sure that you have come across baby treasure baskets. Baby treasure baskets work particularly well for babies once they are sitting up but with thoughtful collation they can continue to be a fabulous heuristic play resource well into … [Read more...]