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Sensory Play Ideas: 15 Ways to Play With Mud

Whether it be a good, old fashioned mix of sand and water or thick and sticky, clay based earth, mud play is a fabulous way to engage children in real, sensory based play and we've got 15 awesome ways to get you playing! 1. The first step is creating a mud play space. Don't despair if you … [Read more...]

101 Things To Do Outdoors: A Fun Printable Poster

101 Things to Do Outdoors Printable Play Poster

With the sun shining on the southern hemisphere and school holidays starting soon, I asked my good friend Kate of Picklebums to cast her designer eye over my 101 Ways to Play Outdoors poster to give it a new season freshen up. The poster lists 101 simple ideas for outdoor fun and play in your … [Read more...]

Go Outside and Be

Go outside and BE: Why quiet time outside is so important to health and wellbeing

In this post Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature reminds us of the importance of regular quiet time spent outdoors - time to just be. It’s no secret that life as a parent today is busy. In most cases, it’s crazy busy. Rare are the times when we stop to allow ourselves to just BE. I for one tend … [Read more...]

Planning an Outdoor Play Date With Your Child

Outdoor Play Date Ideas

In this post regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares ideas for enjoying an outdoor play date with your kids. My kids are always up for a good play date. Granted, most of these dates involve other kids. But some are reserved just for mom, dad or even grandma. And more often … [Read more...]

Small World Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Small World Imaginative Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Hello, I am Renee from Adventures at Home with Mum. I am passionate about children learning through play, especially outdoor play and imaginative pretend play, and if you are a regular around this corner of the blogosphere you might remember the Outdoor Play Space: Pirate Hide Away that I shared … [Read more...]

11 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outdoors

11 fun ways to play outdoors

In this guest post Amber Greene of Happy Crafty Family shares some of her family's favourite ways to play outdoors! I've been a mum for almost 20 years and I've been a kindergarten teacher for decades but it wasn't until my own little boys (aged 6 and 1) came along that I truly valued time … [Read more...]

101 Ways to Play Outdoors Printable Poster

101 Ways to Have Fun Outdoors blog size

The weather is glorious here in Western Australia at the moment and my girl's are spending most of their free time outdoors. To celebrate the simple joy of outdoor play I decided to collate 101 fabulous outdoor activities into this printable poster that you are welcome to print and display in your … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Outdoor Play Mud Kitchen 

our play space mud kitchen featured at Childhood 101

This week I am excited to re-introduce the Our Play Space series. Each fortnight you will find an exciting playful space from around the interwebs featured here at Childhood 101 and today we are kicking off with a fabulous outdoor play mud kitchen - just check out the inviting bridge, the fantastic … [Read more...]