Learning Through Play, Uncategorized

The Frustrations of a 2 Year Old

Have you ever had something on your mind but can’t find the words to express how you feel or what you are thinking? Frustrating wasn’t it? Welcome to the mind space of a 2 year old. At age two, your child is able to comprehend much more than they are able to communicate. Why is… Continue reading The Frustrations of a 2 Year Old

Exploring Math, play, Uncategorized

Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

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!

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Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers

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

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What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share

"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

Fine Motor Activity, play, Uncategorized

DIY Lego Maze Board!

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!

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play

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! 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

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Milking Cows with Your Toddler

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

play, sensory play

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. The dreaded witching hour... haha... an hour. Oh that's funny... Between approximately 2pm and 6pm each afternoon Miss 4 and Miss 20m are… Continue reading A Small World Trip to Antarctica with a Toddler

Learning Through Play

Getting Ready for Kindy

It’s that nerve wracking time for many parents. Enrolments into Kindy have been completed and now it’s the waiting game until the beginning of the next school year. Such a bittersweet isn't it? Getting their children 'ready' for their first day of formal schooling is a topic that has been coming up in conversation lately.… Continue reading Getting Ready for Kindy

Learning Through Play, Uncategorized

How to Survive a Three Year Old

(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