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Tinkering Away: all about 'Tinker Trays'

Today we got out our Tinker Trays and had a bit of a play with them. What on earth is at tinker tray, I hear you ask? 560 more words

Indoor Activities

Hands on Patterning and Loose Parts Play

For the past few months, I’ve noticed H has been showing an increased interest in patterns (which she so endearingly¬†pronounces¬†“pattrins”). She points them out in clothing, when we walk outside, in food and in her play. 906 more words


Tools are Cool- Post #4: Cardboard Construction

Anyone with a young child has probably learned a few things about children and play. One of these revelations is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to entertain or engage children. 647 more words

Fine Motor Development

DIY Elves Village Playscape

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This is a post about how bad I am with reusing and recycling. It all started when we got a dryer at the new house. 1,275 more words

Snow Play

One of the best parts of winter is getting outside and playing in the snow. I’ve come across quite a few people (cough* adults* cough) who hate winter because it’s cold. 1,475 more words

Practical Learning


Aeryn had a great time trying play dough today! I love the look of concentration here.