Pretend play and dressing up are important parts of childhood learning. They encourage children to stretch their imagination, try out important life skills and situations, and really work on developing language. For day fourteen of our Simple Play series, here are some favourite ways to encourage imaginary play.
Join us for some active play today, as we head off on a treasure hunt, using these free, adaptable, printables.
Set up a treasure hunt for kids [Read more…]
I sometimes daydream that if I could turn back the clock to when my children were babies (which I would do if I could!) I’d have No Toys policy. Not no play, or no things to play with, but no (or at least very, very few) store bought toys. Do children need toys? Today’s theme in our Simple Play Series is all about Loose Parts. Read on to find out what they are, how to use them, and join in with the play experiment.
Do children need toys? [Read more…]
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Remember to keep it simple!
You don’t have to plan the whole month in advance.
You don’t need to plan something for every single day.
You don’t need to cover every type of play activity, every month of the year.
Focus on your child, and your circumstances.
Make a commitment to play more, follow your child’s interests, and take it from there.
Cathy @ NurtureStore