Should We Use Food for Play?

I love giving my kids the opportunity to explore messy and sensory play, and one resource, which is easy to get and relatively cheap to buy, is food. There are number of foods which we use on a semi-regular basis, such as oats, lentils, rice, flour, and cornflour. However, I’m aware that some people consider […]

Messy Play: The Beginnings of a Mud Kitchen

I’ve been keen to make a mud kitchen for T for a long time. They’re such a fun way to spend time outdoors, and are brilliant for all kinds of learning opportunities: sensory development; imaginative play; language development; learning about capacity and measuring; and scientific exploration as they mix different materials. When T started at […]

Garden Sensory Play

It is so lovely that Spring is finally here! I love the beautiful sunshine we’ve been having and have been admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms coming out down our road. We’ve been doing a few jobs in the garden to get it ready for summer and it’s lovely to be spending more time outside again. […]