play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Colour Rice

There is a lot to be said for sensory play. 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. It involves your child actively participating in an activity that stimulates a… Continue reading How to Colour Rice

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Oobleck- A Sensory Marvel

If there is ever a time when I need to choose a sensory medium that will be the last we will ever have in the world, it would be Oobleck. It is such a captivating medium! I often find myself still running my fingers through it long after the kids have finished. Now Oobleck isn't… Continue reading Oobleck- A Sensory Marvel

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Edible Insect Dig in the Dirt

Sensory play is the best! With little Miss 19m getting involved, I am always trying to keep our play medium taste safe or better yet, edible. Here is a flash back to when she was 15 month old. I had been meaning to write this one up but it got lost in the baby brain… Continue reading Edible Insect Dig in the Dirt

Fine Motor Activity, play, Uncategorized

Pom Poms and a Balancing Worm

Today I am feeling grateful to be a part of an amazing community of like minded parents who all love to inspire each other with different play ideas. Yesterday one of the lovely mummies shared a beautiful snap of her little one enjoying an activity using pom poms that I just had to recreate. So… Continue reading Pom Poms and a Balancing Worm

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Taste Safe Mud Play

Today was our first super sunny day of spring. Super sunny makes water play a must! I asked Miss 19m if she would like to play in some water and her reaction was priceless! Her eyes sparkled as she yelled, "Bubbles! Bubbles!" That isn't initially what I had in mind however it sounded great! The… Continue reading Taste Safe Mud Play

Book Reviews, play, Uncategorized

Story Tray – A Squash and a Squeeze

Julia Donaldson is one of our favourite authors. The way she writes is engaging, repetitive and full of vocabulary builders- perfect for our children! 'A Squash and a Squeeze' certainly lived up to expectations set by previous titles we have visited. We meet an old woman who seems to feel like her home is uncomfortably… Continue reading Story Tray – A Squash and a Squeeze

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Colour Sorting a Rainbow

Children are attracted to bright colours. When you think about it, it's the brightly coloured fruits that are often the sweetest, most ripe and packed with nutrition. While I love natural tones of our environment, these bright colours have been really fun to work with! After colouring our Rainbow Nuts the other day, we have… Continue reading Colour Sorting a Rainbow

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Make Playdough

Playdough is a very popular sensory medium that can be used for so many different play experiences. Whatever the theme of your play, playdough could be incorporated into an activity. Create sculptures, press it into shapes, letters, numbers, run toy cars over it to see the tyre prints, roll it out to make snakes, bake… Continue reading How to Make Playdough

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Story Tray – Dear Zoo

"I wrote to the zoo and they sent me a..." This mornings story was aimed towards Miss 18m. She has been enjoying all things animals so I thought a visit to the zoo would tie in nicely with her current interests. 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell has been a favourite of ours since we got… Continue reading Story Tray – Dear Zoo

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

A Pom Pom Rainbow Whisk of Fun!

Getting dinner ready has become a fine art at our place. Gone are the days when cooking dinner meant just that. It now means, preparing a meal, helping with spelling, after school reading, avoiding the toys scattered across the floor, keeping the toddler out of the pantry (especially the tub that holds the rice- probably… Continue reading A Pom Pom Rainbow Whisk of Fun!