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!
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
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!
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 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
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
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
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
Small world play is always popular at our house. All three children love exploring the sensory medium and the two older ones get lost in a story with influenced by a recent book or their own imaginations. While we LOVE small world play, it can be a bit messy at the best of times. Typically… Continue reading DIY Safe to Travel Small Worlds