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.
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
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.
Fairy houses made from seashells [Read more…]
Here’s a super easy, quick and creative idea for a kids craft that’s fun to make and even better to play with :: tea party puppets!
Kids crafts :: tea party puppets [Read more…]
Sandcastle messy play with a homemade cloud dough recipe is perfect for summer days when you can’t get to the real beach – or when you want a relaxing sensory playtime in the shade of your own home. Here’s the recipe:
Sandcastle messy play :: homemade cloud dough recipe [Read more…]
One simple trick is encouraging my kids to keep playing for longer, boosting creativity and helping siblings get along together better, with fewer squabbles over toys.
How to keep kids playing for longer
There’s something so wonderful about creating a small world to play with. Whether your child loves dolls, trains, dinosaurs or diggers, setting up a miniature land, where they can imagine, role play, chat and act our stories, is packed full of play and learning potential. Here are fifteen of our favourite small world play ideas, and invitation for you to join in with us.