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Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

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...]

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...]