Learning how to count is such an important 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 game,… Continue reading Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!
We have done 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 but.... what if I told you there is something else out there that is better. A substance that takes… Continue reading How to Make Crisp White Corn Flour Clay
Both of my girls have been, well still are, nature hoarders. They will find, pick up and cherish rocks, gumnuts, leaves, sticks, bits of mulch, snail shells, snails themselves and all sorts! My car, pram and handbag are never free of some type of organic matter of some sort and they are always so valuably… Continue reading Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers
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. There is certainly a lot for a young child to learn from their environment by mouthing so it really isn't a behaviour that should be discouraged… Continue reading Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play
"Sharing is caring"Yes, this is true however it is also a learned skill that our toddlers need to develop over time. Developmentally an average child should not be expected to share, understanding what it truly means until they are pre-school age. Rather than focusing on sharing, encourage your child to take turns. Whats the difference?… Continue reading What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share
I'm all for generational, long lasting toys. This morning I asked Miss 4 what type of activities she felt like enjoying today. When she mentioned she would like to build, Lego was a must! Both Mr 10 and Miss 4 love their Lego. It is always on their wish lists and it certainly gets lots… Continue reading DIY Lego Maze Board!
We are celebrating all things farming in our play this week. What do farmers do first thing in the morning? They milk their cows! Over breakfast and their bowls filled with cereal and milk, we spoke about where milk comes from and how the milk gets from the cow to our fridge. From there the… Continue reading Milking Cows with Your Toddler
(Written November 2016) I love my daughter, I really do however the last few months I have wondered if perhaps she has been possessed or had a body swap with a non human being of some type. At first I had put her change of behaviour down to a lot of changes occurring in her… Continue reading How to Survive a Three Year Old
Our 'Out of this World' play theme for the week has taken us to planets, stars and the moon. This morning we toyed with the idea of aliens! Miss 4s eyes were wide when I explained that some people do believe that there are people who come from other planets and there are others who… Continue reading An Alien Friend
Our Space themed play for the week has been a hit and we are only at day 1. Miss 4 was so proud to share her newly learnt knowledge with her Dad when he got home from work. One activity that stood out for her was making Moon Dust. We had already explored the planets,… Continue reading How to Make Moon Dust and Luna Craters