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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

Babies and Board Books: Integrating Play and Learning with Reading

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [Read more...]

18 Small Worlds for Inspiring Imaginative Play

18 Small Worlds for imaginative play

Long time followers of Childhood 101 know that Immy (now six years old) loves imaginative play, and AJ is most definitely following in her footsteps! Creating a small world for imaginative play is so easy to do - just grab your child's favourite figurines (or small vehicles) and then use a variety … [Read more...]

Drawing for Kids: 12 Fun Drawing Ideas

Drawing for Kids_12 Kids Drawing Ideas

I am pretty sure drawing is akin to breathing for Immy! This kid would be happy to draw all day every day. Over the years we have explored lots of different drawing techniques and mediums and these are some of our favourites.... 12 Really, Really Fun Ideas for Drawing with Kids 1. Ice + Ink = … [Read more...]

21 Fun & Fabulous Pretend Play Spaces for Kids

21 fabulous pretend play spaces featured at Childhood101

Long time friends of Childhood 101 will know that Immy loves imaginative, pretend play in all forms. With AJ showing many signs of following in her big sister's footsteps I have been thinking about ways to transform the dramatic play corner of our playroom to encourage a range of pretend play … [Read more...]

Kids Art: How to Make Chalk Paint

How to make chalk paint

When Immy recently asked if she could paint the whitewashed walls of our cubby house I wasn't quite ready to hand over the tins of leftover house paint just yet. I did however see it as a great opportunity to try out an art project that has been on our to-do list for a while - making and painting … [Read more...]

Best Ever Scented Playdough

Scented playdough recipe

We love homemade playdough here at Childhood 101 Central and I am always looking for fun ways to enhance the sensory play potential of the next batch of dough. We've added rice for texture, glitter for sparkle, homemade berry dye for colour, and so much more! And this time I think I may just have … [Read more...]

Making Magic Mathematical Potions

Math games: Magic mathematical potions

Combining math and the great outdoors can be fun for kids. My 5 year old has recently enjoyed counting outside by making math pictures and going on a counting in nature scavenger hunt. Lately his kindergarten class has been talking about measurement – discussing which items are longer than or … [Read more...]

11 Mother’s Day Gifts to Make with Toddlers

Mothers Day Gifts to Make With Toddlers featured on Childhood 101

One of the things I love about being a mother is the gorgeous little handwritten notes and handmade gifts my girls present me with, at anytime of year. However, with Mother's Day just around the corner I know many Childhood 101 readers will be looking for inspiration for gifts to make with the small … [Read more...]