A free printable reading record that you can use with your child to encourage regular reading practise, perhaps as part of a summer reading scheme.
One simple trick is encouraging my kids to keep playing for longer, boosting creativity and helping siblings get along together better, with fewer squabbles over toys.
How to keep kids playing for longer
Art journal ideas for kids to scrap book their summer
Looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer? For a fun, flexible and affordable option I recommend a summer camp at home. Try these resources for themed summer activities that are all organised for you, so you have as much fun as the kids. Take your pick from art camp, science camp, Montessori camp and summer fun activities for the whole family.
DIY Summer camp at home :: themed summer activities for kids
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
Three to Five: Playful Preschool is the new ebook from NurtureStore and friends which is packed with creative, hands-on learning ideas. It comes complete with ten super printables and covers art, math, literacy, science, play and more. Read on to download your copy.
Three to Five: Playful Preschool
This ebook is for you if:
– your child is around three-to-five years old, and you are looking for ideas that bring fun and creativity into their learning
– you want your child to explore a broad range subjects, with an emphasis on hands-on play
– you are at home, in a childcare setting, or in a school. The ideas in the ebook are adaptable, with lots of suggestions for ways to extend the learning, and to include slightly younger or older children. The ebook covers a broad range of the early years spectrum, making it excellent as a stand-alone ‘curriculum’, or as a complement to other activities you have planned.
Download all the resources for just $8.99
The ebook, along with all the additional resources, is available for only US$8.99, and you can download it here. Or, you can save money by buying this book as part of our premium bundle: see below for details.
The ebook includes contributions from some of my favourite preschool bloggers, including Deborah from Teach Preschool, Allison from No Time For Flash Cards, Kristina from Toddler Approved, Jackie from Happy Hooligans, along with a super group of other authors who all specialise in creative, playful education.
What you get in Three to Five: Playful Preschool
Here are ten simple water play ideas that you could try with your children. Water is one of the most simple sensory play materials, easy to set up, easy to clean up, and lots of fun for children to explore.