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Choosing Toys for your Children

How does you child play with their toys? Parent Activity: Make a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, sit near by and watch your child play with their toys Our children are sensory learners. They are equipped and geared to learn by exploring, examining and experiencing. When children are participating in an activity, their… Continue reading Choosing Toys for your Children

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Tapping into Fine Motor Play

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

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Food for Thought About Your Fussy Eater

One topic that often comes up amongst mummies when we are out and about is getting our love munchkins to eat their food. More often than not, if mummy was to prepare a lovely, healthy, well thought out, well assembled plate of quality nutrition, it seems that it is more common for our children to… Continue reading Food for Thought About Your Fussy Eater

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Making Fiddly Fun

We use our hands, particularly our fingers every day. Whether it be using a spoon while eating breakfast, fastening the button of our jeans or turning the steering wheel of our cars when driving, it goes without question that life would be challenging without being able to use our fingers. Strengthening the small muscles in… Continue reading Making Fiddly Fun

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Poking Pom Poms!

Miss 15m loves screwing and unscrewing the lids from bottles, containers and little pots. Watching her manipulate her fingers in different positions and strategising how to remove the lid is so rewarding. She is learning to persist through trial and error- a skill that will continue to develop well into adult hood! This morning I… Continue reading Poking Pom Poms!

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Exploring the Reason Behind an Action

Our little people are going to make their mark on this world. In some form or another, their actions are going to have an effect on other people, their community and the environment on a global scale. As adults, we expect one another to be accountable for our actions. Whether it is to look both… Continue reading Exploring the Reason Behind an Action

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Water Beads Meet Fine Motor Skills

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk with various early childhood specialists regarding getting our kiddies ready for the beginning of their formal learning journey - Kindy! It is interesting and with the increased presence of technology, not all that difficult to imagine why, that many of our… Continue reading Water Beads Meet Fine Motor Skills

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Learn and Grow with Creative Play!

Whilst there is an ever growing pressure on our children to perform academically, there is so much for them to learn through unstructured, creative play. Through creative play, your child will develop skills that will allow them to utilise information that they will learn in the classroom and put it into action rather than becoming… Continue reading Learn and Grow with Creative Play!

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Why We Choose Wooden Toys

It has been over three years since I joined Little Wooden Toybox as a Toy Representative. As I am sure you can imagine, we have a lot of toys in our play space (my children love my job). Along with wooden toys we also have lots of books (some are even from the 1950s passed… Continue reading Why We Choose Wooden Toys