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That Playcentre Life


That place behind the fence which you drive past and wonder “What happens there?”.

That thing that you’ve heard about and wondered “Is that for me and my child?”. 1,047 more words

Early Childhood Development

"Go Outside and Play"

Hi everyone, happy New Year!

OK, that’s a bit late I know. It is almost March, after all.

I haven’t been blogging lately. We went on a giant massive holiday and I’ve really only just settled back into the routine of the year. 1,810 more words


Round and Roll

One of the earliest interests I noticed with my son when he became mobile, was his fascination for things that rolled and spun. He was constantly army crawling over to his stroller and spinning the wheels.  473 more words

Fine Motor Development

Light and Shadow

A lot of the play that goes on in our house stems from what the children are interested in. Sometimes, one moment leads to just minutes, hours, days or weeks of play. 642 more words


Making your own wooden toys for children

Off the back of my latest product review on Grimm’s toys I wanted to follow up with something a little more DIY. I love the beautiful ethical handmade wooden toys that are out there to buy, but, as they are such high quality and often hand made, they do come with a hefty price tag. 292 more words


Inspired by Montessori and Waldorf

When I first started researching homeschool, I came across Waldorf and Montessori philosophies of education. At that early time in my homeschool career, I dismissed their ideas as too hippie or too abstract/imaginative for my son who is very much a concrete and logical learner. 1,657 more words


Fun weekend at Muscat Kids Club

When it comes to outing N loves and prefers parks over anything, and we take him to play zones as occasional treats.The play zone has lot of noise and too much light which obviously being a Montessori family we have consciously kept a distance with. 823 more words