At Childhood 101 we are dedicated to inspiring parents, teachers and other care givers to create playful learning opportunities in their homes and learning environments with children aged 2-12.
Childhood 101 was founded in 2009 by award winning teacher and author, Christie Burnett.
Hi, I’m Christie Burnett – a teacher, author and mother of two.
I’ve spent my career teaching kids in preschool, kindergarten, the early years of primary or elementary school and child care, and now writing on and offline to create fun, educational resources for parents and teachers of children of all ages.
Here at Childhood 101 you will find hundreds of play ideas, parenting and education articles written by everyday teachers and parents – this really is your online guide to playful learning. You can read more about the rest of the fabulous Childhood 101 contributors here.
To stay up to date with our latest ideas and resources, you can click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Each issue includes a fabulous selection of learning activities and experiences to inspire you in your interactions with children at home, school or as a carer or educator of young children.
If you are new here I thought it could be helpful to help you navigate the eight years worth of posts (that’s over 1800!) by collecting my favourite playful ideas together into three different age categories that you can easily view via the links below. Just click on the image to be taken to each collection.
You might also like to check out our series of printable play planners. They are a free, handy resource for those moments when you’re home with the kids and they’re looking to you for some inspiration for play. You can see them all by clicking here.
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