Posts from the category: Toddler Play

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...]

15 Simple Spider Activities

15 Fun Spider Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for some last minute Halloween inspired fun? These fifteen spider activities are sure to fit the bill - toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners will love them, and I am pretty sure that bigger kids will too, though they might not admit it! Be sure to let me know which one is your … [Read more...]

Folded Paint Monsters

Folded Paint Monsters: Creative Halloween fun for toddlers and preschoolers

Making folded paint artwork is fun for kids of all ages but I particularly love the smiles of delight you see on the faces of toddlers and preschoolers when it comes to the BIG REVEAL! So much fun! When AJ and I were recently making a series of folded paintings I just couldn't resist suggesting that … [Read more...]

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

Looking for sensory play ideas for your toddler, preschool or kindergarten? Lauren has put together a fabulous list ideas from all of the Childhood 101 contributors. This list sure is a keeper! The possibilities for sensory play are endless, and not only bucket loads of fun for little people, … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Explore Emotions With Toddlers & Preschoolers

9 Ways to Explore Emotions with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Emotional regulation involves recognising emotions, using language to express feelings, learning to calm oneself down in the face of overwhelming emotions, and learning to treat others with kindness and empathy. And these are skills and behaviours that need to be learned. Toddlers and preschoolers … [Read more...]