Make a pumpkin house! :: imaginary play

Having the right things, in the right places can really help to spark children’s imagination. Pulling in play dough, art and imaginary play, here’s how to turn a pumpkin into a house!

Fantastic idea - turn a pumpkin into a play house! {Love the play dough recipes too.}

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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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Creative writing for kids using peg dolls

Stepping away from paper and pencil can be a great way to spark enthusiastic, creative writing for kids. Here’s how we use puppets and peg dolls to get some stories started.

Creative writing for kids, using peg dolls and puppets

Creative writing for kids using peg dolls

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5 reasons speech bubbles are great for learning to read and write

We’ve hit on a winning combination this week and discovered a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Here’s how we’re using speech bubbles to bring giggles to learning to read and write.

 

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100 kids literacy & language activities

100 language activities :: alphabet, spelling, sight words, creative writing, storytelling, language development. Multi-sensory, play-based ideas.

100 kids literacy and language activities

Our approach to literacy and language activities is through play-based, multi-sensory learning.

While children are having fun and thinking creatively, they are learning about spelling, reading, writing and language development.

Below you will find our index of language arts, organised into topics, themes and seasons.  Click through on the links to find ‘hands-on, brain-on’ activities that focus on the fun of learning. Read more »