9 Ways to Encourage Indoor Kids to Play Outside

9 Ways to Encourage Indoor Kids to Play Outdoors

Growing up, I was an indoor kid. Severely lacking in any form of physical coordination (can you say 'last girl picked for school sporting teams'), I would rather curl up with a good book or direct my younger siblings in a theatrical performance than hit a ball or climb a tree (which I had a … [Read more...]

What Will You #PLAYTODAY?

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Happy June 1st! With the busyness of kindy and a new baby I am finding that sometimes we need a prompt when it comes to playing something new... and this is especially relevant to our time spent outdoors. So for the month of June I will post one photo prompt each day with a simple idea for play, … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Outdoor Fort/Playhouse

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A peek inside a reader's play space... We are a family of three with a three year old daughter. Last year we bought her a swing set and I made her some cloths and bought some large clothespins at Michaels on clearance to make the fort part of her swingset into a house, or whatever she … [Read more...]

Inside the Cover: Playing With Water

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It is hot on our side of the world at the moment. So hot that spending a lot of time outside to play can become quite unpleasant.  Needless to say, water features regularly in our outdoor play during these hot summer months. Whether it be stirring up concoctions in the paddle … [Read more...]

Popular Posts of 2011: Play Ideas for Active Kids


Here are the top six active play idea posts from 2011... Getting Little Bodies Moving When It's Too Cold (Or Hot!) Outdoors 6 Games to Play With a Hula Hoop Fun In A Cardboard Box Outdoor Play Ideas for When It's Raining or Dark Making the Most of Your Visit to the Playground 25 Ways to … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Your Visit to the Playground

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Visits to the park or playground have been a constant in our lives since Immy was a small bub. Back then it was more about us getting out of the house, usually to meet up with friends from our mother's group (hi girls!) so that we (the adults) could debrief this whole new experience that was … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Eiya’s Casita and Cocinita (Little House and Kitchen)

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A peek inside a readers play space... Our little one just turns 2. We have always wanted to give her more space to play freely that involves her five senses. It is hard to do indoor with little space. We live in a 900 square fit cottage. There is not enough space for an indoor play kitchen or … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Terabithia All of Our Own

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A peek inside a reader's play space... We have a lovely big backyard with a swing set and lots of outdoor toys, but this photo is of the most treasured space of all. When I was growing up there was a little treed area which made for the perfect hidey hole. My sisters and I called it Terabithia … [Read more...]