Learn With Play Book:150+ Activities for Year Round Play & Learning

Learn with Play: 150+ play and learning activities for babies through kindergarteners

Today I am so excited to share a new book collaboration I have been involved in - the brand new Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year Round Fun & Learning is now available as both a book (yes, a real 200 page paper and ink book!) and eBook. Co-authored by more than 90 play and … [Read more...]

8 Quick-to-Prepare Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers

8 Classic Play Ideas for Preschoolers that each take less than 10 minutes to set up

One thing I keep reminding myself is that my 3 year old doesn't need difficult or complicated play ideas. She's 3 and it's the simple, classic play ideas that she likes best! So today I am sharing eight classic play ideas that each take less than 10 minutes to prepare. They're fun for preschoolers … [Read more...]

Best of 2014: 30 Great Ways to Play and Learn

Our 30 Most Popular Play Ideas of 2014

My vision for Childhood 101 has always been to share simple ideas for making playful learning fun for kids and uncomplicated for parents and teachers and as I looked back over 2014's list of popular posts I was excited to see so many of my favourite Play & Learn ideas right there at the top of … [Read more...]

50 Preschool Boredom Busters + Printable Play Planner

50 Preschool boredom busters activity ideas

I recently shared a post about the importance of being prepared with a list of easy-to-pull together activity ideas for those times when your children need a little redirection into purposeful activity. With many in the Northern hemisphere embarking on summer vacation and us on the cooler side of … [Read more...]

Best of 2013: Play & Learn

Play and learning ideas from Childhood 101

What a year 2013 has been and how quickly it has flown by! I just look at AJ's seemingly overnight transformation from a baby to a toddler to see what an amazing year we have had. It has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs but isn't that just life with kids, especially when they are young? You … [Read more...]

Play Grow Learn: Big Adventures for Pint-Sized Explorers

Play Grow Learn ezine from Childhood 101

The latest edition of Play Grow Learn is here! And this issue is the BIGGEST and the BEST yet! Filled with ideas for BIG Adventures for Pint-Sized Explorers, this 70 page fully downloadable e-magazine includes activity ideas and resources for parents and educators of children who love to have … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Play with Toy Cars

Childhood 101 | 6 Ways to Play with Toy Cars

This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. One or two toy cars quickly became ten, and then twenty, and now we have so many cars we barely have room to store them! Over the years our ever expanding collection of toy cars has been enjoyed with by all our four children, and … [Read more...]

100 Days of Play: Creative Thinking Fun

100 Days of Play_Creative Thinking Fun

Providing regular opportunities for children to think creatively encourages them to be receptive to innovation and invention, and to be open to alternatives when learning, solving problems and facing new situations. This simple game encourages children to brainstorm and use divergent thinking as … [Read more...]