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Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

15 Awesome Building & Constructing Toy Sets for Kids

15 awesome building and construction toys for kids

When a reader recently asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community for building and construction set suggestions for a child transitioning away from nap time, the responses were too fabulous not to share. So I have combined my top building and construction toy set suggestions with those popular with … [Read more...]

21 Silly Putty & Therapy Putty Activities

21 silly putty activities . Fun fine motor activities for kids

Today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing 21 activity ideas for playing (and learning) with silly putty or therapy putty. With two children on the Autism spectrum if there is one thing that has been tried and tested thoroughly in our family it would be therapy tools. While there are … [Read more...]

5 {MORE} Ways to Play & Learn with LEGO DUPLO

5 Fun Ways to Play with Duplo

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. I am a big fan of building and construction for kids because of its fun play and learning potential. As children build they are using and developing; Fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination Thinking skills, such as planning and problem … [Read more...]

Easy Green Habits Just for Kids

Easy green habits for kids

In this latest installment of the Easy Green series, Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother shares some practical strategies for encouraging kids to develop their very own easy green habits. Encouraging children to put the environment first develops skills in resilience and empathy. By gently … [Read more...]

How to Make an Air Rocket

Science for Kids: Take Flight With an Air Rocket

This post is sponsored by Origin Energy. Making abstract concepts easy for children to understand can be difficult, especially when learning about things that are difficult to see or touch, such as science concepts related to things like gases or plant osmosis or how energy is made. To help … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

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This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]

35 Resources To Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

35 Online Educational Resources to Inspire Inventive Thinking

This fantastic collection of resources is brought to you by littleBIGidea. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your … [Read more...]

5 Construction Challenges for Kids With BIG Ideas

5 Construction and Building Challenges for kids (STEM)

This is a sponsored post. A construction based challenge can be an excellent project for encouraging children to think creatively, to solve problems and to express their own ideas using a range of practical materials. Construction challenges provide a fabulous platform for the development of a … [Read more...]