These preschool discovery baskets provide just the right prompt for some creative, hands-on learning. Here’s how we use them for storytelling, pretend play, maths and science.
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One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.
Rose petal sensory play tub [Read more…]
Do your children like to create and play with small worlds? My girls always have one or two landscapes on the go at any one time. Today B made a fairy garden in the sand pit which she declared ‘the sweetest thing I’ve ever made’ – so I had to show it to you. It’s lovely, and also a good reminder that the simplest of ‘loose parts’ and a child’s imagination can combine to create great things.
Sand pit fairy garden for small world play [Read more…]
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
Here’s how we combined the garden’s ingredients with some sensory and imaginary play this week: garden flower play dough.
Garden flower play dough recipe [Read more…]
Where do fairies go on holiday? To stay in seashell cottages by the sea! Here’s a sweet little craft idea that turns into imaginary play and storytelling.