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15 Fun Star Wars Games for Kids

15 awesome Star Wars toys and games kids will love

If you are looking for Star Wars inspired toys and games that are a little bit different then what you'll see in the regular stores then Etsy is well worth a look! Here are 15 fun ideas that we LOVE to get you started. (show from top left) Star Wars Peg Doll Set  |  Pegster Pegs Star Wars … [Read more...]

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...]

DIY Wooden Peg Gnomes for Imaginative Play

DIY Wooden Peg Imaginative Play Gnomes

We met our first wooden peg doll gnomes (three of!) many Christmases ago and it was love at first sight. Immy loved playing with them so much that it was only a matter of time before we began adding more little gnomes to our collection but instead of buying them we had a go at making them. They … [Read more...]

50 Handmade Magical Folk & Mythical Creatures Kids Gift Ideas

50 Handmade Magical Folk and Mythical Creatures Gift Ideas. Great gifts for imaginative kids

I know some of you are super organised, with Christmas gifts bought, wrapped and hidden away. Me? Not so much! But I have started thinking about what to get my gorgeous girls and having had great success with previous handmade items purchased from Etsy, I've been having a bit of a browse for ideas … [Read more...]

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

7 DIY Dollhouses for Pretend Play

My girls love imaginative play and over time we have managed to accumulate all manner of figurines in our toy collection - Schleich animals, dinosaurs and fairies, Sylvanian creatures, Lalaloopsies and Disney fairies to name just a few (I mean they LOVE imaginative play!) Of course, these characters … [Read more...]

Fabulous Upcycled Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

DIY Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

When I saw this amazing DIY project shared in an early childhood teaching Facebook group, I just knew that I had to feature it on the blog - it is just awesome! Fortunately for us, the lovely Linda from Lessons From a Teacher agreed to share her fabulous idea and her family's hard work with us. See … [Read more...]

8 Dress Up Storage Solutions

8 dress up storage ideas featured at Childhood 101

We recently had a Council-run, large rubbish removal in our area and as people put out their unwanted goods I was scanning the verges for one very particular item - a dresser I could convert into a dress up cupboard. How lucky was I?!! My neighbour across the road was getting rid of the perfect … [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...]