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Common Household Items For Baby and Toddler Play

Common Household Items For Baby and Toddler Play | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Play is a huge part of the developmental process for our little ones. It’s easy spend a lot of time, money, and energy thinking about different items to purchase.  I don’t know about you, but around here the best part of getting gifts for my toddler is the box.   I’ve found that some of the best stuff is right in my drawer or closet..."

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Alien Invasion — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Alien Invasion — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"I was kindly given these little guys to have an experiment with, and who best to try them out than my son, ‘Little Man’. Being mirrored they can easily be hidden amongst most things, so for this activity I chose to place them around my garden for a game of hide and seek. The garden doesn’t have many shrubs or hidey holes so I didn’t expect the seeking part to take that long a time."

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20 sensory baby play ideas for 6 month olds

20 sensory baby play ideas for 6 month olds | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
When your baby is around 6 months old, and you are beginning to introduce them to the world by learning through play, there are some lovely activities you can enjoy together.

Here’s a wonderful collection of baby play ideas that are just right for this stage in your baby’s life.
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Fun with Shapes

Fun with Shapes | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Shapes are a key numeracy skill so harness your child's early learning with these fun ideas. Activities such as potato printing, collage and colouring, teach children to recognise shapes.
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The Complete Guide to Sensory Play - Life Lesson Plans

The Complete Guide to Sensory Play - Life Lesson Plans | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Everything you ever wanted to know about sensory play, all in one place. The reasoning behind it, recipes to make, accessories to purchase.
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Indoor water play for babies and toddlers

Indoor water play for babies and toddlers | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Water play is one of the best sensory play experiences we can offer our children. It’s easy to set up, free and so versatile. You can set up some play in the kitchen sink or a plastic tub, bring a paddling pool indoors, or simply turn your evening bathtime into playtime.

 

Here’s a fantastic selection of simple play ideas for babies, toddlers and preschool that you can use to introduce lots of variety to your indoor water play."

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Christmas card crafts - NurtureStore

Christmas card crafts - NurtureStore | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Easy Christmas card crafts for kids: potato printing Christmas trees and cute homemade gift wrap.
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Frozen-inspired Painting - I Can Teach My Child!

Frozen-inspired Painting - I Can Teach My Child! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

The paint even dries shiny to look like ice!

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Snow Puffy Paint Recipe - The Imagination Tree

Snow Puffy Paint Recipe - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Make some glorious Winter art with this sparkly, snow puffy paint recipe! Using shaving cream and white glue, this paint dries thick and puffy and looks fab
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Campsite activities for young children

Campsite activities for young children | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
We loved being away with the kids for a month, but it can get tiring needing to keep them entertained 24/7, especially when most of the campsites we chose to stay on were on the smaller side - a co...
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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Raising Positive Thinkers

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Raising Positive Thinkers | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Also, we can allow them to hear us “talk ourselves through” tough times. For example: “Oh, this is tough.  I’m going to take a few breaths and figure out what to do.  I’ll handle this.  I’ll get through this!”  The goal is not to deny difficult feelings, the goal is to acknowledge them and deal with them effectively! That’s a game-changer!"

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Excavating Dinosaurs from Ice!

Excavating Dinosaurs from Ice! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Excavating Dinosaurs: Melting ice with salt and water. Science, water play, and fine motor development all wrapped up in a fun, icy activity!
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100+ Winter Activities for Kids - The Realistic Mama

100+ Winter Activities for Kids - The Realistic Mama | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Winter time calls for long hours indoors lots of movies and snuggles, and TONS of built of energy for kids just waiting to be unleashed! We have put together our favorite Winter Time Boredom Busters so that those long hours indoors can be entertaining and educational! And let’s be real, give us Mom’s a minute or two of peace. Our favorite way to pick which activity we do is to make and pick from our “No More Bored Jar”. We write all of our favorite activities from the below list down and take turns picking!
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A lovely list of activities to put in a jar!

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20 Counting Activities for Preschoolers - The Imagination Tree

20 Counting Activities for Preschoolers - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Count your steps as you climb the stairs, count the number of dogs you see at the park, the flowers in the garden, the items on conveyor belt at the supermarket, fingers and toes while singing, how many red cars whizz past the window and so on! Children learn best through real life experiences, and when we then build on those to create more learning at home or at school, they can be just as practical, tactile and enjoyable.

Here are 20 of our favourite ways to practise counting skills. Click on the activity title or image to take you to the full post"

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Drawing for Kids: 12 Kids Drawing Activity Ideas | Childhood101

Drawing for Kids: 12 Kids Drawing Activity Ideas | Childhood101 | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Here are 12 fun ideas for engaging children with drawing - and taking their ideas further! Great for kids of all ages.
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sorting games

sorting games | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
“Pleasure in arranging things – whether lining up pebbles or tiny toys in a row, or arranging lines, shapes and colours on a sheet of paper – is part of children’s lives, part of the human desire for visual order.”

~Ursula Kolbe, It’s Not A Bird Yet: The Drama of Drawing (2005)
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25 small world pretend play activities

25 small world pretend play activities | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Small Worlds are little pretend play scenes, and they are a fantastic activity to set up with young children. You don’t need a lot of complicated props, and you can set one up on whatever theme your child is interested in.
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Rainbow Discovery Bottles for Babies - I Can Teach My Child!

Rainbow Discovery Bottles for Babies - I Can Teach My Child! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Some of the bottles make noise:  the rice, beads, and (oddly enough) the waterbeads!  Some are just fun to look at (baby oil and corn syrup).  But ALL of them are fun to play with and to talk about colors, shapes, and sounds!      

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Toddler Time: Pots & Pans "Puzzles" - I Can Teach My Child!

Toddler Time: Pots & Pans "Puzzles" - I Can Teach My Child! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
If your kids are anything like mine, they don't really play with toys a whole lot.  They'd rather play with household items or demand my constant
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