If you don’t record them you’ll forget them. Try this simple easy and cheap hour of fun! So here is my son’s current favourite play activity. Running away from the crocodiles whoops that should read crocodimes ( pronounced croco- dime-es) He had been drawing forever. We have a huge pile of papers. He let me reuse his drawings as stepping… View Post
2nd Thought for the week
“We need to start talking about a learning entitlement for every child from the moment it’s born -not fritter away money when the damage is already done and it’s too late… Early intervention, in my view, will be the domino that sets the others falling and brings together the major initiatives on social inclusion.” Michael White, Aberdeenshire Director of Education,… View Post
Sensory Play Part 1 Introduction: What is Sensory Play?
Today, I’m excited that we are starting a series of articles written by the talented Elaine from littlesheeplearning.co.uk. Elaine also writes a blog that has news from Littlesheep Learning and the wider world of education and learning. She’s also featured in the free play-activities.com daily play activity emails Sensory play is a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy… View Post
Play activity: Roll the dice
My son stumbled across this game as it was out in the toy shop in Cambridge. As we were browsing through the fun toys. He stopped and then I did………….for a while. So I decided to buy it. It comes with plenty of instructions and variations. This is how we play it. Roll the die. Count the dots. Flip the… View Post
Summer fun play-activities
The sand pit/water table was full of water, bubbles, 4 cups of various sizes all with holes. 2 different measuring cups and endless supply of ice cubes. The toddler poured, splashed, drank ( yuk!) tried to hold the ice cubes, traced his finger in the sediment ( Why does dirt get everywhere?) for a long time before he was joined… View Post
Roundup of fun play activities and ideas
This week has seen the Carnival of SAHMs at Mom is teaching. Summer did a good job of putting together all the post together related to Stay at home moms. You have to check out Lil duck duck and Messy party ideas part 3. I don’t know if I would be brave enough to have one of these parties…without a… View Post
Have you started your babies’ treasure basket?
If your moving baby is anything like mine he’ll have discovered all the things that are at his level. For my youngest this means pots, pan lids, the food shelf with boxes, cans and packets all at some stage end up on the floor. He’s drawn to draws that open and shut and buttons to turn- and that’s only in… View Post
Thought for the week
Television doesn’t respond well to children. Clare Geldard ICAN head of Early Years from https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6641811.stm Don’t forget to look up those carnivals. Play-activities.com featured in these ones. Find out why carnivals are great for you by reading this post. Grab yourself a long drink and a sticky bun and enjoy this weeks posts. Carnival of family life at… View Post
Play activity: How does your garden grow?
Take a trip to your garden centre now and you will see that it is bursting and overflowing with plants and flowers. Supermarkets and grocery stores have bright blooms at their entrances to entice you to buy. With the warm weather we decided it was time to start planting out. We had come from a street in Europe that put… View Post
What’s in the bag?
You arrive for your appointment to the Dentist Doctor. The office is running behind and you have toddler or two with you to entertain until it’s your turn. Sound familiar. This situation caught me one too many times. What do you do? What I have seen others do…. Watch movies playing on continuous. Kids whipping out the latest electronic gadget… View Post
Roundup of fun play activities
There have been so many excellent posts recently that focus on fun and spending time with your kids. Here are just a few. Funplaydates.com feature some great ideas with Fun with kids at a Museum. Whatever the weather museums are always a fun trip especially if you use these tips. Z recommends a creative building project using paint sample cards…. View Post
Simple steps that make kids curious about learning~ part 2
Play-activities first post in January showed you the first part of this series on Simple steps that make kids curious about learning. You can catch up with the first one here. Now you’ve had chance to try some of those great ideas out. You are bound to be ready for the next installment. SIMPLE STEPS ON HOW TO HELP CHILDREN… View Post