How to Make DIY Coloured Wooden Peg Dolls in Cups
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How to Make DIY Coloured Wooden Peg Dolls in Cups

Since learning about the importance of choosing toys that encourage growth rather than just entertain, I have been in love with wooden toys. A wooden toy doesn’t simply just sit on the shelf. A child doesn’t just sit back and watch them. Wooden toys feed a child’s curiosity, fire up their imagination and engage a…

Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!
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Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

Learning how to count is such an important math skill. We use numbers in some way or form every day. Putting our well rehearsed numbers into context will help deepen our children’s understanding of their value. To do this, Miss 4 and I created our very own little game. How to Play To play the…

How to Make Crisp White Homemade Corn Flour Clay
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How to Make Crisp White Homemade Corn Flour Clay

Homemade cornflour clay is simple to make and the bright white finish makes for making colours really pop! We have done homemade salt dough before. It is great however the brown, burnt biscuit look really isn’t very appealing as a base to work with. Yes, a good coat of white paint can rectify this issue…

Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play
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Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

One of the common questions I have been asked by parents lately has been requests for sensory play ideas for toddlers who are still putting everything in their mouth. This being said, there is certainly a lot for a young child to learn from their environment by mouthing so it really isn’t a behaviour that…

Fine Motor Fun With Play Dough Letter and Numbers
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Fine Motor Fun With Play Dough Letter and Numbers

Learning letters and numbers doesn’t have to be all text books and flash cards. Your child certainly doesn’t need a pencil in hand to begin to build up skills that will assist them in their handwriting journey either! Allow them to begin this journey with some fine motor fun! With this in mind, we set…

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Milking Cows Activity with Your Toddler

We are celebrating all things farming in our play this week. To kick start off the week we did a milking cows activity! There are so many different learning opportunities when it comes to exploring farms. With such diverse related topics, farm theme play appeals to so many kids. Whether it is the machinery, animals,…

A Small World Trip to Antarctica with a Toddler
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A Small World Trip to Antarctica with a Toddler

Standing in kitchen this afternoon, I was watching the girls playing nicely but I could see that we were about to hit THAT time of day. Seams were beginning to come undone. We need a sensory small world. The dreaded witching hour… haha… an hour. Oh that’s funny… Between approximately 2pm and 6pm each afternoon…

How to Make Moon Sand and Luna Craters
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How to Make Moon Sand and Luna Craters

Exploring space with your children is so interesting. It’s a great way for them to learn about the universe and how it works, and you also get some cool science experiments out of it too! Our Space themed play for the week has been a hit and we are only at day 1. One activity…

Pom Pom Sorting with Toddlers
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Pom Pom Sorting with Toddlers

Pom Poms are such a versatile little item. They are great for sensory play, crafts, counting, colour recognition, teaching spatial awareness, sorting activities and so much more! Today I thought we needed to get back to basics and ground ourselves with some simple play. Miss 19 months hasn’t been feeling very well with a nasty…

How to Colour Rice for Sensory Play
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How to Colour Rice for Sensory Play

Colouring rice for sensory play is so easy and kids just love playing with coloured rice. Not only is sensory play heaps of fun, it’s inviting, engaging and provides your child with so many learning opportunities! Sensory play involves engaging your child’s senses; touch, sound, taste, smell and sight. How to Colour Rice for Sensory…