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Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

How to Fold Origami Fish

How to Fold an Origami Fish

I think origami is an awesome craft activity for school aged children - encouraging them to follow directions carefully in order to achieve the required outcome.  Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) had so much fun folding these origami fish that we ended up making a whole school! By the time I had … [Read more...]

15 Cool Maths Games & Resources for Preschoolers

15 cool math games and resources for preschoolers. Resources for learning about number, shape and measurement.

If you haven't tried Etsy yet for gorgeous homemade games for children, it really is worth a visit. This collection of cool maths games and resources for preschoolers was so much fun to put together, and I may have filled my shopping cart with more than ten a few of these for my own lovely … [Read more...]

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or recreating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend Immy's play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

4 Fun Ways To Encourage Independent Play

4 ways to encourage children to play independently

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. “MUM! Will you play with me?” is an all too familiar question in our house. Especially when Immy is at school and it is just AJ and I home alone. I love being with my children as they play - watching, encouraging and joining in, but I do admit to getting more … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Egg Cards + 3 Ways to Play

Printable Easter Egg Cards and 4 Card Games to Play

We are right into playing games now - a different board or card game appears on our dining most nights in the hope that there will be time to play after tea! Games are fabulous for helping children to develop a range of cognitive, literacy and social skills. As children play they; Make choices … [Read more...]

7 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Preschoolers

Busy Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

Looking for ideas for entertaining your preschooler when you're out and about? Check out these 7 great suggestions from regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types. “Are we there yet?” “Can we go now?” “How much longer?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Last month I shared ‘7 Busy Bag Ideas … [Read more...]

7 Busy Bags for Busy Toddlers

7 toddler busy bag ideas

Today regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types, shares seven fun, simple-to-make busy bag ideas just right for toddlers. Are you forever looking for new ways to keep your little one entertained when you are on the go? Well then this post may be just for you! Busy bags are designed to be low … [Read more...]