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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Frozen activities : make your own ice palace

I see many frozen activities in our future! My daughter hasn’t even seen the whole film yet and she’s already hooked. Here’s her guide to making your own frozen ice palace, for lots of sensory play and imaginary storytelling.

Frozen activities : how to make your own ice palace. Great for sensory play and imaginary play.

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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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Gingerbread man storytelling with play dough

Play dough is a great material for sensory play, but have you ever used it for storytelling? Here’s an idea for combining playdough and fairy tales.Great ideas for storytelling with play dough

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Storybook activities :: simple play

Take a book, any book, but preferably a favourite, and bring it to life for a day of creative play with these story book activities.

Storybook activities :: an excellent resource for bringing books to life | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

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