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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Retelling Through Imaginary Play

Goldilocks and Three Bears Storytelling and Imaginative Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Isn’t it amazing that the classic fairytales we all grew up with are still much loved by our children? And do you notice how they always come in threes - The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and, of course (one of our personal favourites), Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You’d be … [Read more...]

15 Preschool Counting Songs, Fingerplays & Rhymes

15 Counting Songs and Fingerplays for Preschool and Kindergarten. Includes printable song poster.

Fingerplays and nursery rhymes are a staple of the preschool and kindergarten classroom, and have been for generations. This list of counting themed counting rhymes and songs includes many of my personal favourites from my days teaching and being a mum. I have included a printable song list too that … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

40+ Mothers Day Gift Ideas to Make with Kids of all ages

I don't know a mum who doesn't love a little thoughtfulness at Mother's Day and what could be more thoughtful than a sleep in, breakfast in bed and a handmade gift. If you are looking for a gift to make for a special mum or grandmum with the children in your life, you need look no further as here … [Read more...]

Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe

Chocolate (Uncooked) Playdough Recipe

I think chocolate playdough might be my favourite type of playdough. It smells amazing but it tastes like playdough so the kids won't eat it….. mostly!!! Chocolate Playdough Recipe You will need: 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour 1/2 cup of cocoa 1/2 cup of salt 2 Tablespoons of cream of … [Read more...]

A GIANT Play Activities List for Exploring The Five Senses

A GIANT list of playful activities for exploring each of the five senses & sensory play ideas for kids of all ages

Looking for fresh ideas for exploring The Five Senses with your class? Then this list is the #1 place to start! Over 50 playful ideas for exploring the senses, sorted into categories for each of the senses - smell, touch, sight, sound and taste! These ideas are also perfect as invitations or … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

12 Eggs-cellent Books About Eggs!

12 Eggscellent Books About Eggs

Of course at this time of year everything is all about eggs! So today I want to share a dozen of our favourite egg themed books for you to enjoy with the children (or chickens!) in your life. Let me know if you see a favourite on this list, or indeed any that you would add to our … [Read more...]

Sensory Play Ideas: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Sensory Play Ideas: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Human touch is essential to a child's development - and the benefits are not just for babies! Touch positively impacts bonding, emotional health, and the development of physical, language and cognitive skills. Playful activities that develop the sense of touch are not difficult, time consuming or … [Read more...]