100 days of summer bucket list

June is here and we are ready to welcome good times with a 100 days of summer bucket list. We have a whole season of fun play ideas here – all tried and tested by real kids! There’s a range of activities to suit all different ages, stages and tastes. You could browse the list and try some of your favourites, or go all out and do one a day between now and the end of summer! {Click through on each link for a full how-to tutorial on each idea.}

100 days of summer bucket list : packed full of ideas for things to do with the kids to keep playing and learning all summer long.

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Three to Five: Playful Preschool

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.

An excellent resource of preschool activities, toghether with 10 printables. Includes math, literacy, art, science and play ideas for thre to fice year olds. Click through 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.

An excellent resource of preschool activities, toghether with 10 printables. Includes math, literacy, art, science and play ideas for thre to fice year olds. Click through to download your copy.

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.

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What you get in Three to Five: Playful Preschool

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Simple play :: complex learning

Happy New Year! Welcome to a brand new series on NurtureStore that’s focused on getting back to the heart of the blog and the heart of childhood. Welcome to Simple Play :: complex learning.Join NurtureStore for a special month of play-based learning: packed full of kids ideas!

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The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

I’m so excited to launch The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book.  It’s a fantastic resource that brings you recipes and ideas for a whole year of play.

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The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

This book is for you! Play dough is such a beneficial material for children to play with and so versatile that it can be used however old your children are, and whatever their passions might be.

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book brings you recipes and play ideas for a whole year of activities. It includes great ideas for sensory and imaginative play, creating small worlds, art projects, and math and literacy activities.

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100 fun kids activities for Screen Free Week

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Screen Free Week ideas

Just as a healthy diet can certainly include cake, so a balanced childhood can include screen time. Family movie nights, skyping with Grandma and typing stories on the laptop are all great fun. It’s just there are so many other fun thing to do if you step away from a screen.

If you’d like to spend a little more time with the kids, and without a screen, whether for an hour, a day or the whole week, here are 100 fun kids activities you could try.

Click each idea to see the full details.

And you can print off the list at the bottom so you really can log off and go play. Read more »