I believe in the power of play: to nurture children, help them learn, encourage them when they need it, lift spirits and sometimes bring healing. If you’re a regular reader of NurtureStore I know you’re as passionate about giving children plenty of time and opportunity for being creative, using their imaginations and learning through play.
Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make an easy super hero cape that your children can use for lots of pretend play – but also an invitation to send the power of play to another child who could really do with a super hero boost, joining in with the amazing I Am Super Capes appeal.
I Am Super Capes
Shiver me timbers, have I got some fabulous pirate activities for you! With ideas from Nurturestore and a crew of kid bloggers from around the seven seas, here are over thirty five ideas you can use with your little pirates. There’s everything for some pirate-theme play and learning – pretend play, food, dressing up, story telling, sensory tubs, writing, action games and more. Click each link to to find out more and enjoy some fun pirate activities with your kids.
35+ pirate activities: games, crafts, food and costumes [Read more…]
Here’s a really simple and fun mud kitchen play idea: use chalk!
Mud kitchen play ideas :: use chalk!
This easy kids fort for the backyard is a super space for kids to play in. It’s really easy and inexpensive to make, and is such a fun base for playing, relaxing and reading. Here’s how to make it, along with some extra ideas to fill it full of play and learning.
Easy kids fort for the backyard
Pretend play is an important part of growing up. This simple tea party set-up is just right for toddlers and pre-schoolers – with a few added extras to really make the play fancy!
Pretend play tea party [Read more…]
Welcome to a brand new ABCs and 123s series here on NurtureStore. I’ve invited some of my favourite play and education bloggers over to share a fantastic collection of ideas that you can use with your children to introduce letters, language and math through multi-sensory, play-based activities.
Follow along with the ABCs and 123s series and you’ll have a super useful set of ideas that you can use with your child that will help them build skills while having fun.
For our first idea, please welcome Helen from Peakle Pie who is sharing a story map idea.