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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

5 Toddler Play Ideas With Pom Poms

5 Simple Toddler Play Ideas with pom poms

Pom poms are such a great loose material to use with toddlers and preschoolers, presenting many simple opportunities for playful learning. Plus they are super cheap to buy from the dollar store! Here are five play ideas that we enjoy. 1. Set up a Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop Add pom … [Read more...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]

Learn With Play Book:150+ Activities for Year Round Play & Learning

Learn with Play: 150+ play and learning activities for babies through kindergarteners

Today I am so excited to share a new book collaboration I have been involved in - the brand new Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year Round Fun & Learning is now available as both a book (yes, a real 200 page paper and ink book!) and eBook. Co-authored by more than 90 play and … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

8 Quick-to-Prepare Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers

8 Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers that each take less than 10 minutes to set up

One thing I keep reminding myself is that my 3 year old doesn't need difficult or complicated play ideas. She's 3 and it's the simple, classic play ideas that she likes best! So today I am sharing eight classic play ideas that each take less than 10 minutes to prepare. They're fun for preschoolers … [Read more...]

9 Maths Games to Play With Lids

9 Maths Games to Play with Lids

Plastic lids are a fabulous tool for playful learning and they're free! Here are 9 fun maths inspired games for toddlers and preschoolers to play with LIDS! 1. Count them: As I shared in this post - Beyond Number Names: Supporting Children As They Learn to Count, children who progress well in … [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...]

Family Made Oil Pastel Resist Bunting

Family made crayon resist bunting with oil pastels

Immy loves making decorations for family celebrations and this simple crayon resist bunting came about when she wanted to create decorations to hang for Dad 101's birthday. This resist technique is really easy to do, it's low mess and I love it because children (and adults!) of all different ages … [Read more...]