Ball Pit Fun!!!!
This weekend has been a blast, we made a ball pit for the boys and it helped Aiden calm down quite a bit. Aiden for the past few weeks has been overly emotional about anything and everything. We are pretty sure it was due to the stress of not having much of a routine over the summer, seeing family and then having to say goodbye to them, and then school starting back up. It's been a crazy last month for him, so I do not really blame him for being emotional. But he had been asking for a ball…
DIY Easter Ten-Frame Game - HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME
Ten-Frames are an amazing math tool for visualizing numbers. Check out this easy DIY Ten-Frame Game for Easter or for anytime of the year!
Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally
“Have you ever noticed that if you leave old junk lying around, kids will almost inevitably play with it? Whether it be old cardboard boxes, wooden pallets, pieces of wood, old tires [sic], bits of rope or string, kids will use their imagination and ingenuity to make something. This may make your garden look like a junkyard sometimes, but the experience for the kids is invaluable and it will keep them occupied for hours. Don't try and direct the kids in their play, just let them get on with…
Reggio Inspired: The Alphabet
Oh my word! I am so excited! I took a tour of a local Reggio inspired preschool, Rosa Parks. I was blown away with the beauty in this school. I am so grateful for the generosity and kindness of the teachers to allow photos and permission to post them on this blog. Thank you Rosa Parks! I documented so many wonderful things to share with you. I am going to share them by groups over the next 7 days: the alphabet color birthdays hanging art tables numbers families You are in for a real treat…
Free Educational Songs for Circle Time
Free educational songs for any season for teachers, childcare providers, and parents; YouTube videos plus songs and fingerplays with lyrics.
How to make fun moon sand with coconut oil
Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!
Childcare playspace design response to population density changes
With a greater development of Australian inner city areas I have noticed an increased trend to integrate childcare centres, including the playspace, within the new residential/commercial complexes, both usually above ground level. I understand that the creation of indoor playspaces may be paramount in areas of the world that experience extreme temperature variations but this is an emergent and challenging trend in Australian childcare design. Challenging and rewarding in that I have been…
The Coolest Play Spaces in the World for Babies
From a forest-inspired den in Los Angeles to a baby lounge in Paris, here are play places to get inspired by.
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Update: The boys have played with this sand for months. Until we moved and we couldn’t move a filled sand box. I made it again and what I have learned in the meantime is definitely make sure the sand doesn’t get wet. If it gets wet, let it dry first, before playing with it again. …