I love finding different ways for T to play with playdough. Playdough is so much fun; great for keeping kids entertained; and helps improve fine motor skills by strengthening hand muscles. While the usual play dough cutters and tools are fun, I really like to incorporate different elements in to our dough play, such as toy […]
T & A were given a tuff spot tray for Christmas and we’ve been enjoying putting it to use. In the last couple of months A has become increasingly engaged in playing and exploring the things around him. I love this age; it’s so fun to see what they enjoy and how they react to […]
Cloud dough is a lovely sensory material and really simple to make – just flour and oil! I know some people use baby oil, but I have always used vegetable oil because I have it to hand and it is also taste-safe! This is a lovely activity to do with babies once they are sitting […]
Before Christmas, I set myself a challenge of doing 20 days of messy play. While I didn’t actually manage the whole twenty days (not sure why I thought that was possible right before Christmas?!), we did have lots of fun!
Ok – you’d like an activity that is quick to prepare, cheap as chips (or possibly cheaper) and will keep your little ones entertained long enough for you to at least make and drink a cup of tea? Then you’re in the right place! Keep reading!
Last week, I wrote about how to Make Your Own Small World Scene. Small worlds are SO much fun and can while away far too many hours on Pinterest and Instagram looking at ones which other people have put together – so many inviting scenes just waiting to be played with! This week, we have […]
When I taught Reception, small world scenes were one of my favourite activities to prepare, and these days I love to do it for T. I think they make such a lovely activity, combining the creativity of fantasy and storytelling with the development of the child’s scientific and geographical understanding of the world around them. […]
I love doing messy play with T, although I definitely go through seasons of doing loads and then having a dry spell! Messy play is such a brilliant activity because it allows children to explore, experiment and create using all their senses. It provides so many learning opportunities! Before Christmas I challenged myself to do […]
At Easter, T was sent some little chicks and some table decorations by her Grandparents. One look at them and I thought they’d be perfect for a quick and easy spring sensory bin! In addition to the chicks and decorations, I added: – some dried lentils, – a nest that I found in ASDA’s Easter […]
Have some fun exploring how to create and change sounds with this fun music maker craft! You will need: * Two small containers (we used empty baked bean cans) * Two balloons * Dried food such as corn, rice or pasta * Scissors * Sticky tape It’s a pretty self-explanatory process, but just in case […]