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Fall Faces and Feels

At our house, we’ve made playdough quite a few times but this was the first time we made scented playdough. And how wonderful it smells…I seriously want to eat it! 223 more words

Fine Motor Development

Blutrack Review - award winning STEM toy

Do you have little people in your house who are car racing crazy? Then I want to introduce to you the BluTrack Racetrack.

My clever sister-in-law gifted this to us for Christmas last year, and it’s been an absolute hit with our two eldest kids (who are aged 4 and 3 years old). 801 more words


A Non-Plastic DIY Activity Table to Encourage Pulling Up (Week 38)

At about nine months, the infant tries to pull herself to a standing position. Just as for her sitting up, it is best not to substitute our actions for the child’s efforts.

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Crate Wonder Review - Watch your child's imagination come to life.

This week we have been lucky enough to review a loose part crate from Crate Wonder.   I found Crate Wonder on Facebook, I loved the crates they sell and their philosophies are in line with my own philosophies of play.   781 more words


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