Playing with the senses is one of the ways that children learn about the world around them – they can also help them learn concepts like maths as well as bring literacy alive through sensory play. This week we’re featuring some ideas for Summer Sensory Play for Tots linked up to last weeks Tuesday Tots.
First off a fun water based sensory play from Fantastic Fun for Learning with a Duck Race.
Another fun water based sensory play was a little creative play we had with some ice paints the other week.
Bring literacy alive with a book based
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One of our favourite books by Giles Andrea is Mad about Minibeasts illustrated by David Wojtowycz it’s full of fantastic poems about minibeasts ranging from a spider to a dragon fly and including ladybirds and caterpillars.
For this months Virtual Book Club for Kids we wanted to bring the book alive so using some play dough that we had I set up an invitation to create with some buttons, eyes, pipe cleaners, the book and some pots of bright coloured play dough.
Setting this up the kids then descended on the table – breaking off some of the
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Over the last few weeks we have been helping you prepare your child for school come the autumn through play as part of the Get ready for K through play series that we are co-hosting for the second year. This weeks theme is Maths and we’ve got a quick and easy fun game to work on number recognition as well as any other concepts that you may wish to work on with your preschooler before they start school.
Although a lot of time in the first year of school will be spent on number work as well as other
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Today is our last of this week Story Book Summer with the Jungle theme – all summer long we are sharing posts bringing books alive for children with our Story book summer this weeks theme all about the Jungle. Today Kate from Kitchen Floor Crafts shares some fantastic small world play bringing alive Edward in the Jungle for her kids and us.
I’m really excited to be participating in the Story Book Summer Series from Rainy Day Mum. This is my first time collaborating on a series like this! You can typically find me over at Kitchen Floor Crafts.
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This week on Rainy Day Mum as part of our Story Book Summer we’re welcoming other bloggers to come and share a favourite Jungle Book and create a craft or activity based around the book. Today I welcome Amanda from Fun Handprint Art and Artsy Momma who is going to share a fun craft for the book Bedtime in the Jungle.
Hi, I’m Amanda and I am excited to be sharing a handprint elephant craft with all of you as part of Jungle week here on Rainy Day Mum. I have two kids who are ages 3 and 6.
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Welcome back to our Story Book Summer Series – This week is all about Jungle’s my second favourite place after Under the Sea, today I welcome OneMommy from There’s Just One Mommy sharing a creative craft for the book Trunk Trouble.
Hello Rainy Day Mum readers! I’m so excited to be able to share with you today! In the blogging world I use the nickname OneMommy. I’m a stay-at-home mom from Ohio, and this year I’m planning to homeschool both the first grader and kindergartner. I blog over at There’s Just One Mommy, where I share crafts and learning
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Kicking off the second week of Story Book Summer I am delighted to welcome Jamie from Hand Made Kids Art to launch our Jungle week with Zoe’s Jungle. Last week saw a week of Under the Sea Book Based Activities and this week we have some Jungle themed book based activities to encourage Early Literacy in kids and a love of reading.
Hi, I am Jamie from Hand Made Kids Art. I am the mother of Lil B (5 years old), M-Woww (3 years old) and Jellybean (3 months old). At Hand Made Kids Art we engage in a
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A very very short Tuesday Tots for me as we are experiencing technical problems (Juice on the laptop, phone and broadband!). So here’s this weeks Tuesday Tots before the power runs out.
It’s the end of the first week of Story Book Summer here on Rainy Day Mum and the last of our book based activities on the theme of Under The Sea. Today I’m welcoming Viviana from Totschooling who is going to share an activity based on the book “I’m the biggest thing in the ocean” a fantastic book for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Hi! I’m Viviana, a mom to two little girls – a toddler and a preschooler. I have a background in graphic design, so I create a lot of educational printable activities for my kids, and also share them
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