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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

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...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]

All Natural Homemade Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

All natural Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

We love making homemade playdough and I will often add elements of texture or scent to a new batch of dough to enhance the sensory input of the play experience - for example, you can check out our textured funfetti playdough here, our herbal tea scented playdough and our delicious mulberry playdough … [Read more...]

Our 25 Favourite Dr Seuss Books

25-Fabulous-Seuss-Books-to-Read-with-Kids

Read on for your chance to win a fabulous set of 10 Dr Seuss books. When I recently asked followers of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to tell me their #1 favourite Dr Seuss book I was amazed at how many different titles were shared - some I have never read, many I haven't read for a long, long … [Read more...]