Make your own playmat

When you make your own playmat you can really use your imagination and create the land of your dreams. Great for pretend play and storytelling, here’s my daughter’s dragon land and ideas for how you can make your own pretend world.

How to make your own play mat, for lots of imaginative play and language development - and fun! Make your own playmat

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Easy Easter crafts :: lambs and chicks

Here are some easy Easter crafts, made from recycled materials. We have a cute Easter chick and some woolly lambs. With an open invitation to pick your own materials and think up your own design, this craft session is packed with creativity.

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Pretend play farm :: multi sensory play

This pretend play farm is easy to set up and gives children lots of opportunities to add their own ideas to the imaginary play. It includes lots of interesting textures, so it’s great for sensory play too.

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Creative writing ideas :: word birds

We were lucky enough to attend a workshop with the textile artist BeckyAdams as part of the GobbleDEEbook Children’s Literature Festival. Becky introduced a creative writing idea that combined art, imagination and storytelling and invited everyone to make their very own Word Bird. Here’s how our little flock turned out, and how you can make some Word Birds with your own children.

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Antarctic penguin pretend play with ice

Here’s an great idea for some pretend play with ice – make the South Pole! It’s lots of fun, and an excellent way to enrich learning.

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