How to write a story :: sticker tales!

These stickers tales are lots of fun! They help children learn how to write a story and can give a great spark to their imaginations. I find they are especially good for reluctant writers and kids who love to draw. Here’s how we use stickers to write a story and make our very own books.

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Yarn wrapped spider craft for Halloween

This ever so cute, not really scary yarn wrapped spider is easy to make and offers a great fine motor skills work out for little fingers.

So cute and easy to make: Hallween spider craft for kids. Nice textures and a good workout for fine motor skills too.Yarn wrapped spider craft for kids

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Fall play dough recipes: clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg

Here are some favourite fall play dough recipes, featuring autumn colours and lovely warming spices. They’re so wonderful to play with, giving your children a sensory boost on colder autumn days.

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Easy pumpkin craft for scissor skills

Here’s a cute and easy pumpkin craft for preschool that is great for practising scissor skills.

A cute and easy pumpkin craft that great for scissor skills.

Simple pumpkin craft for scissor skills

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No salt play dough recipe :: taste safe, gluten free sensory play

The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.

Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.

No salt play dough recipe :: homemade play dough, all natural ingredients, taste safe, gluten free option

The benefits of playing with play dough

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