Welcome to a brand new feature on NurtureStore! I’m thrilled to be joined by a group of fabulous guest writers, who will be bringing us their take on fun play ideas. I’ve invited some of my favourite bloggers over to share with us ideas their children love. There will be a whole mix of activity ideas in the series, so please read along, enjoy the ideas, and hop over their blogs to discover more.
Starting off our new series, we have Asia, with a fun messy play idea :: a dragon small world!
Dragon small world :: messy play
With a little one to care for, it’s often hard to find the time to set up elaborate small worlds for S. This was the inspiration behind my series “Simple Small Worlds”. I use mainly easy to find or repeated items and design the worlds such that they take 5 minutes or less to set up.
More small world play ideas
Asia Citro is a former classroom teacher with an M. Ed. who is now a full time SAHM to little X (one year old) and his big sister S (3.5 years old). She tries to focus on activities that are easy to put together that encourage children’s natural curiosity and creativity. You can find more of our activities on our blog, our Facebook page, Google+, and Pinterest!
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.