play, sensory play, Uncategorized

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. 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

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An Alien Friend

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

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Make Moon Dust and Luna Craters

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

Exploring Math, Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Pom Pom Sorting with Toddlers

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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

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