the skills and attributes children work on when they have ample opportunity to play, especially outdoors, with other children, with few toys and lots of time, with a minimum of adult intervention. Our job as adults to prepare an environment in which free play is possible'
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.
"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!
Here are ten great, creative symmetry activities for young children. They feature hands-on creative ideas that are fun to explore, and packed with learning. They’re all good ways to invite children to explore this concept that’s important for maths skills, art and even learning your ABCs.
A classic childhood craft – autumn leaf print art is a gorgeous now as it was when we were children. Here are some ideas to add some extra sensory dimensions, and craft ideas that make the most of your lovely leaf prints. Autumn leaf print crafts We started our project with a walk through . . . → Read More: Autumn leaf print crafts
Super quick set up, and lots of fun to play with. This vegetable sensory play tub is perfect for some Fast Fun Play, especially at dinner prep time, when you have a little helper in your kitchen. This is a sensory tub I’ve used so many times when I’ve needed to get dinner ready. I simply hand over the veggie peelings with a few extra props and my daughters have loved ‘making their own dinner’. . . . → Read More: Vegetable sensory tub #fastfunplay
Autumn play dough recipes are such a delight! My favourite season and my favourite sensory play material. Play dough is an excellent material for children to use, offering lots of opportunities for exploring through their senses, using their imagination and building strength and flexibility in their…