Acid and Base Experiment – Turmeric pH Indicator Painting In this post, we will explore the use of natural pH indicators in this acid and base experiment. It is a … Continue Reading Acid and Base Experiment-Turmeric pH Indicator
Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint! This corn starch paint is a lovely homemade edible paint for babies and toddlers! We sometimes use store-bought finger paints as well, but … Continue Reading Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint!
Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas Shaving foam is a lovely sensory play activity for children, especially in the warmer months! Young children enjoy the foamy, slimy sensation when they squeeze … Continue Reading Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas
Benefits of loose parts play There is a growing body of research which is demonstrating a wide range of benefits of Loose Parts Play. Children can use the loose parts … Continue Reading Discover the Many Benefits of Loose Parts Play
What is it? Loose Parts Play… What is loose parts play? Loose parts play is open-ended play where children can create and explore with a range of different objects and … Continue Reading Find Out What is Loose Parts Play
Masha and the Firebird Book Review Masha and the Firebird is an award-winning book by Margaret Bateson-Hill and illustrated by Anne Wilson. This book was originally published in 1999 (republished … Continue Reading Masha and the Firebird Book Review
How to Start Preschool at Home during the COVID-19 lockdown There are a lot of people who are suddenly having to figure out how to start teaching preschool at home, … Continue Reading How to Start Preschool at Home
EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers Over the last week, I have had several requests for EYFS (Early Years) activities for toddlers and preschoolers to help parents during school closures. … Continue Reading EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers at home
Something’s Eating the Garden “Something’s Eating the Garden” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that is enjoyable for very young children, as well as adults. A playful interaction take place … Continue Reading Something’s Eating the Garden – Children’s Book Review
Good Dragon-Themed Picture Books for Children There are many good dragon-themed books for children, and these are some of my favourites! These are all picture books and work well for … Continue Reading Good Dragon Books for Children
Painting with Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint – Recipe for Kids This is an easy frozen shaving cream foam paint recipe for kids to use. Frozen shaving foam paint is … Continue Reading Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint Recipe for Kids
Bird Feeder without peanut butter (How to make suet cake) We have been doing lots of activities to help us observe winter wildlife in our garden. This has included getting … Continue Reading How to Make a Bird Feeder without Peanut Butter (Suet Cake)
These are a selection of some of the best Christmas Picture books for children. Some of these are some of my favourites from my childhood and others are new books … Continue Reading Best Christmas Picture Books for Children
Making salt dough handprint ornaments is a fun activity for toddlers and children. They also make excellent presents for grandparents or mementos to decorate your Christmas tree. Making salt dough … Continue Reading Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
Rock Water Painting: Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 In this post we explore practicing writing numbers 1 – 10 outdoors. Once children have had plenty of experience mark making … Continue Reading Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 : Rock Water Painting.
This post looks at the best Halloween books for preeschool children. It contains affiliate links in case you would like to buy one of the books or see reviews on … Continue Reading Best Halloween Books for Preschool
Importance of Sensory Experiences I am going to share some fun and edible mark making activities for toddlers and preschoolers. They can be done inside or outside but you will … Continue Reading Edible Mark Making Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Autumn Books for Preschoolers and School Children This is a short list of autumn themed books for preschoolers as well as school age children. I have used a number of … Continue Reading Autumn Themed Books for Preschoolers
Letter Formation for Preschoolers- Teaching Writing Outside This letter formation for preschoolers activity is a fun way to teach writing outside! Children get really excited about painting with water, especially … Continue Reading Letter Formation for Preschoolers – Teaching Writing Outside
Mark Making in EYFS We will be looking at the benefits of mark making in EYFS (Early Years Education) using rocks and water. Sometimes it can be difficult to get … Continue Reading Mark Making EYFS – Rock Water Painting
I think this is my favourite gross motor activity for young children and it is one that the children in my classes get really excited about. Children have so much fun doing this that they don’t realise that they are working hard and building muscle and strength.
Make an enticing place for children to read books outside with a reading tree. Its perfect for the summertime when children may need a quiet, cool place to escape the heat.