These Mixed Up Monsters are SOOOOO easy to make and my girls are loving playing with them at bath time! The pieces are all cut from sheets of coloured craft foam and they magically stick to the tiles or shower screen and each other when they are wet. To make a set of your own […]
I was so excited to recently receive a copy of the wonderful Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab‘s brand new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. This book is filled with activities that encourage young children to tinker, explore and think creatively, and I love that the hands-on activities are interspersed with nuggets of wonderful […]
Self initiated creative play: Immy creates an underwater world for her miniature sea creature figurines complete with seaweed and coral directly on the tabletop with Colorix Silky Crayons. March is Playful Learning month at Childhood 101 and each Sunday I will share a series of interesting links related to one type of play…starting today with […]
We attend a great playgroup once a week and this was one of our recent creative projects – a cardboard flower with holes punched for threading a long length of wool through. I thought it was a great idea and immediately thought to make a more permanent version for Immy’s sewing basket. So out came […]
Since the success of our button sewing I have been looking for another simple sewing project for Immy. In our local haberdashery/craft store I found this stiff, plastic mesh sheeting (in all honestly I have no idea what it is called or what it is used for – please leave a comment if you can […]
Playing with playdough is fun and most young children love it. But have you ever stopped to thing about how playing around with dough actually helps children to develop control and strength of the muscles in their fingers and hands? Those same little muscles which they need to be good and strong to hold a […]
Today I am guest posting on the Coles Online blog with 15 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Creating, a topic you all know that I am passionate about. I would love Childhood 1o1 readers to visit and leave a comment.