My daughter is interested in learning how to read so I’m always looking for ways to add words in to our play. She enjoys reading books, but she’s still at the stage where that can feel like hard work sometimes. Adding words into our play gives her lots of opportunities to practice reading but it feels much more like fun than a lesson. Here’s a very simple but effective way to add in some reading to a story telling and art play time :: we’re using speech bubbles!
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Celebrate St David’s Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant by making this spring flower craft : daffodil pinwheels. I think they look so cheery that they’d be great to make on any spring day – and a vase of them would make a lovely Mothers’ Day gift. Here’s how we made them.
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Have you ever tried turning your children’s art into a keepsake ragdoll? I think it’s such a special way to capture their drawings and turn them into something they can play with now, and keep as they grow older. And it’s very easy to do. This project took us just over an hour, from start to finish, with the children involved every step of the way. None of us are great seamstresses but the more we practise, the better we get! We used supplies we had to hand and transformed my daughter’s drawing into a magical unicorn ragdoll. Here’s how you could make one:
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Want an activity that promotes creativity, environmental awareness and maths skills and combines imaginative play with a boost of literacy? Peg dolls are where it’s at!
How to make a peg doll
Take some wooden pegs, add recycled materials from your making box and let the kids get to work, making whatever characters are in their imaginations. Read more »