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Play dough is such a simple to make and use material for sensory play with toddlers and preschoolers. Check out these ideas from last week linked up to Tuesday Tots for some creative Play dough play this Christmas.
Start of by creating you own play dough – we have some of our favourite Christmas play dough recipes easy to make and they only take 4 mins from start to finish.
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I’m so excited to have a guest on Rainy Day Mum today with a great little craft that would be perfect for some quick and simple tree ornaments as well. So I’m now handing over to Emma from My Little 3 and Me.
Hi, I’m Emma from My Little 3 and Me and I am very excited to be guest posting for Cerys today. She has been a great source of inspiration and encouragement for me in my first year of blogging and as my first ever guest post I am honoured to be here
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Christmas is coming and it’s time to countdown with your tots – this week I am showcasing some Christmas Countdown and Advent Activities for Tots to enjoy with you leading up to the big day from a song to some crafts to help countdown the days.
First off from Lets Play Music is this fun Christmas Song – pop on over and read the words listen to the tune and then sing it together counting down the days to Christmas.
One of the ways that you can countdown to Christmas is with an advent calendar – and over on
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Exploring the senses is a fantastic way for tots to investigate the world around them and we can help support that by creating sensory bins and trays for them. This week on Tuesday Tots I’m sharing 7 ideas for simple Sensory bins and trays that you can create at home or in your childcare environment.
First off is Happy Hooligans with a fall sensory table – along with experiencing elements of fall there is fantastic information about how to set it up as well as using it and expanding it. I just love the images of the children exploring
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Keeping in touch with family and friends was one of the first reasons why I started blogging – we have family around the world and they wanted to know what we were up to and share the ideas that we were doing at home with them so they could do them as well… And I still love that aspect of blogging but it takes time and a lot of time so my friends and family find out what we are up to in short sharp snap shots via facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram and G+. A way to combine the two
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Early math doesn’t have to be boring here are some simple ideas for some fun math for kids featured from last weeks Tuesday Tots.
First off is these fun counting hands from J Daniel 4′s Mom – what a fantastic idea and great for those number bonds as well.
Get crafty and create your own DIY Geoboard perfect for working with your tots on shape recognition from Crayon Box Chronicles with the added bonus of some fine motor activities as well.
Another simple DIY math resource for you to make this simple Sorting Shapes Busy Bag from over on
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Whether you are in Spring or Autumn Nature is at it’s fullest right now where you are and this week we are featuring Nature Based Activities for Tots from babies to the just 5′s there’s lots of play, crafts and learning to be done.
First off Peakle Pie is taking a Fairy Walk and doing some story telling with their little tot. I love the combination of photography and story telling, and what better way to follow up a fairy walk than with some leaf fairies.
One of the things we have noticed on our walk to school is
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Today I am very honoured to be part of the Red House Children’s Book Award 2014 Blog tour – the only national book awards voted for entirely by children. Owned and run by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by Red House it awards fantastic authors for children of all ages every year. This years artwork as seen below was created by Lee Wildish one of last years winners and has been specially created for the awards.
As our stop on the blog tour we’re very excited to welcome Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis authors of
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From learning letter sounds to blending them into words and reading is an exciting phase and one that we’re loving at home at the moment. J started school back in September and has started to bring back his first books with words to read in so I put together a very simple reading aid to help him sound out individual letter sounds and words as he reads instead of using his fingers (he was covering letters and words with his finger so not good for helping him get the hang of it).
Now I saw this a couple of
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