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.
Giving your child the ability to explore play dough as they wish by providing them with equipment they can use to experiment and investigate in different ways is a
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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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You know we love a good party – well connect it with a book or 2 and it makes a summers day extra fun. So we threw a Picture Book Party with some Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters fun.
With glorious sunshine – J and T invited over their friends for some Monster Fun, a cake was made and we set out stomping and romping around the garden in a Monster Way.
Of course our little monsters had to be bear foot – because all good monsters don’t wear shoes of course and in the muddiest part of the garden
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One of the areas that I am working on with T (almost 2 and a half) is colours so this week I was really pleased to see some wonderful fun ideas for learning colours.
First off some colour sorting from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails in the water table – what a great way to keep cool as well.
From Fun Toddler Activities it’s another way to explore colour and keep cool with some colored scented shaving cream.
This is one of our favourites – Coloured water fun from There’s Just One Mummy – although when we do it
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As a child one of my memories of playing with my brother was re-enacting our favourite TV shows and movies – we would be He-Man and She-ra (yes I’m showing my age) or our garden was turned into the death star and Star Wars was played out in full. We’re just entering that phase with J and T and I love how it captures their imagination. One of their favourite shows (there are a lot of favourite shows) is Mike The Knight.
With the recent launch of Mike The Knight: Knight in Training we’re having fun with simple props
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Do you have a favourite book that you read to your kids or maybe more than one. One of our favourite’s is the Gruffalo, turned into a film a couple of years ago it’s been recorded and watched many many times. Along with reading the book and watching the film we like to get out and bring the book to life.
We’re very lucky to live near a woods which has been perfect for retelling the Gruffalo story with J and T. Before heading out we often read the book and then talk about the things that
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It’s almost the end of June and I know my nephew in the US is gearing up for 4th of July celebrations so we’re sharing some Family Fun ideas to celebrate 4th of July with your youngest members, a little food, some crafts, a little fun and even some learning thrown in as well.
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4th of July Recipes
Food forms a big part of celebrations and cooking with your kids is a great way to start the celebrations check out these fun snacks and treats that you can make together
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We’re getting very excited – J will start school in September, proper full time school and he’s eager to go. To help him prepare and be ready to start we’re playing through the summer developing skills that he needs. One of the skills that will be essential in school (reception class in the UK or Kindergarten in the USA) are skills in sharing and turn taking and we’ve been focusing on them playing some very simple games that will help develop these as well as introducing rules as well.
We started to introduce some simple games from Christmas this year
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Summer is on it’s way and I know some of your will be breaking up very soon for the summer vacation so I’ve put together some fantastic fun summer activities for Toddlers to enjoy and keep those hot long days fun. So here goes our Summer Activities for Toddler round-up.
Summer play for Toddlers
Keep cool with some Instant Pudding and Ice sensory play this summer
Pirate Party Small World Play get the water table set up and start the pirate play off keeping cool as the waves hit the sides as you go
When it gets too
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