Simple Wind Chime

Wind Chime to make with Toddlers

I love hands on activities with my toddler – creating something together that I can help her with and then put up for others to see and use. We created this simple wind chime for the garden that can be outside during the summer months and produces a lovely fairy sound. These are perfect for…

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Imaginative and Dramatic Play Ideas

Imaginative and Dramatic Play Ideas

Small world and role play are fantastic fun for kids to experience whether in a care setting or at home they can be simple to set up and you can focus on your child’s interests and ideas to explore further. Here are some fun ideas for imaginative and dramatic play from last weeks Tuesday Tots…

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Valentines Craft – Bubble Wrap Printing Card

Valentines Card Craft - Bubble Wrap Printed Hearts

Painting without brushes is always fun, and this bubble wrap printing technique makes a beautiful pattern which can be used to make a Valentines Card to give or send. Materials needed for Bubble Wrap Printed Valentines Card Bubble Wrap Red and White (or pink) Paint Brush Paper Card Blank Glue Making a Bubble Wrap Printed…

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Valentines Craft – Tissue Paper Heart Card

Tissue Paper Heart Valentines Card for Toddlers Up to make

A fun and easy Valentines Card craft using tissue paper and glue. This is a simple activity to do with children from toddlers up and produces a lovely effective Valentines Day card for your child to give or send. Materials needed for a Tissue Paper Heart Card: Card blank Strong Card for the heart shape…

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Prewriting skills – draw and erase

Pre-writing skill development - draw and erase on the chalk board

Prewriting skills is an important stage in child development, it’s those squiggles, lines and circles that eventually will form individual letters, numbers and words. Mark Making in which ever medium is a good activity and is is mark making on the vertical which works those muscles that are needed for the control of pens and…

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Blocks for Learning

Using blocks for learning - from baby to preschoolers

Playing with blocks is fun for children of all ages from babies to older children with their Lego. Using them for learning at different levels is a slight twist on building with them here’s 4 simple ideas for learning with blocks. Using blocks for Learning First off is simple building for babies, this can help…

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If you give a mouse a cookie math game

If you give a mouse a cookie - Laura Numeroff inspired Math Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Virtual Book Club for Kids author this month is Laura Numeroff and we have chosen the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This is a new to us author and one that T and I have enjoyed reading. If you give a mouse a cookie math game As one of the things…

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Ideas for Creating Christmas Memories

5 simple ideas for Creating Christmas Memories to last a lifetime with your kids

Making Christmas Memories to last a lifetime with your kids Christmas is a time to create life long memories for your kids, remember those little things from your own childhood above the gifts that you got or the food that you ate. Here are some ideas for Creating Christmas Memories that will last a lifetime…

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