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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Handmade Toys for Kids

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Heart Inspired Toys for Kids

For unique, handmade toys for kids you really can't go past Etsy. I get lost for hours over there! Today I am sharing some of my favourite playful, heart themed finds that I know you will love. (shown from top left) Wooden Size Sequencing Hearts :: Mama May I Rainbow Colour Sorting Hearts & … [Read more...]

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

21 Christmas Themed Playdough Recipes & Play Ideas

21 Christmas Playdough Recipes and Playdough Play Ideas

AJ is loving playdough play right now and a recent fascination with the story of The Gingerbread Man has inspired her to make wonderful collections of gingerbread men with sequins, tiny buttons and googly eyes as features. To extend her interest, I recently went looking for more Christmas inspired … [Read more...]

5 Fun Christmas Busy Bags

5 Fun Christmas Themed Busy Bags for Preschoolers

Christmas is coming around so quickly! In today’s post I'm sharing five Christmas themed busy bag ideas to keep the little ones entertained between now and the big day so you can get stuff done.  Going on a plane trip this holiday season? Got some family dinners at restaurants planned? Or just want … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

12 Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple to make or set up sensory play ideas are my go-to activity on days when we are home and my preschooler is looking for stimulation. From babyhood young children learn through their senses and sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers are believed to help form and strengthen neural … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

25 Best Family Board Games & Card Games

25 Family Friendly Board Games and Card Games with suggestions for kids of all ages

I love adding to our board game collection each Christmas, and as our children grow the games we play change too. This list includes all of our family favourites plus those from my years as a teacher working with children of all ages. Add to that a few suggestions from some of the wonderful parents … [Read more...]

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Creative Kids

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for creative kids

As long time readers of Childhood 101 will know, the value of children creating is close to my heart (so much so that I wrote a book about it that you can see here). Every Christmas and birthday my girls receive art materials to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. If you know a … [Read more...]