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! With this in mind, we set up a fun play dough activity that would allow both Miss… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun With Play Dough Letter and Numbers
We love playing with what Mother Nature has provided us with. I often remind myself (and the children) to be grateful for living in such a beautiful part of the world surrounded by so much nature. We had some time to pass to long ago and with Miss 4s new found interest in accessorising herself… Continue reading Nature Threading Play
We all know that daily brushing of our teeth is very important for dental health. The recommended three minutes of brushing twice a day can seem like a lot of work for our little ones. Miss 4 was having one of those days when everything was just taking to long- including brushing her teeth. What… Continue reading Fine Motor Plaque Attack
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
Scrolling through social media, I often get caught up in the hype of elaborate activities and play ideas for the kids. While they are still on the cards, today I thought we would bring our play down a notch and ground ourselves with some simplicity. I love offering different experiences for my children and following… Continue reading Nature and Nude Playdough
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!
We had a beautiful spring day yesterday. After a long week of illness, it was lovely to get the girls out in the sunshine at the park while their brother practised riding his bike along the path. We had bought a ball with us however it was quickly neglected in exchange for some nature exploration.… Continue reading Water Play with Spring Flowers
Scanning and searching for patterns, symbols and objects is known as a great pre-reading exercise. While I feel she is well and truly not ready to pick up a book and interpret the words on its pages, there are some pre-literacy skills that I feel she would be competent in achieving and practising to lead… Continue reading Squishy Discovery Bags of Fine Motor Fun!
We keep a fair number of our toys on rotation. Every couple of weeks or so, I'll go through and take some out of our play space and pop them away. These are then replaced with some that had been stored away. Its fun watching the kids explore the toys with fresh eyes. Miss 16m… Continue reading Tapping into Fine Motor Play
The immediate result of giving some plastic straws and pair of scissors to four and nine year old quickly is a whole lot of teeny tiny coloured tubular pieces! To be honest, Miss 4 was being the ultimate pest to everyone in the family and I needed a quick activity that would keep her busy… Continue reading A Rainbow Jellyfish