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
Valentines Day is a good excuse to get crafting, so we hope that these STEM art projects inspire you to use science and technology with your toddlers and kids. These … Continue Reading Valentines STEM Art Projects for Toddlers and Kids
Growing Tomatoes with Children Growing tomatoes with children is a fun way to get children gardening! I’ve grown them with my children and it has made them excited to grow … Continue Reading Growing Tomatoes with Children
Teaching children about propagating plants in water or soil Propagating plants in water or soil is a great way to ‘grow’ your plant collection for free! Some plants are easier … Continue Reading Top Tips for Propagating Plants in Water or Soil
Christmas Fine Motor Activities These are some fun Christmas themed fine motor activities for children. Most of them involve things that you may have lying around your house or that … Continue Reading Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Children
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
The following post contains a range of different autumn leaf activities for children that are related to the autumn season. I’ve done some of these at home with my children and others I have used as teaching activities in school. They all have a teaching and learning objective in mind, but some of them are focused on creative arts and design, whilst others are maths or science focused.
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
Numicon are a great resource to help children learn about numbers. They are visual, tactile and can be used in so many different ways.
The Swapping Number Game provides the opportunity to practice recognising numbers and playing with the support of an adult. For older children (5-6 year olds) it can provide practice in their understanding of number order as well as playing independently with friends.
Mud Kitchens are a fun way to get children pouring, mixing, using their imaginations and engaging in pretend play. Children can also create their own mixtures for sensory play.
Telling time is a difficult skill and it takes a long time (pun intended) to learn how to read an analogue clock. There are a lot of different mathematical skills needed to read a clock so the process of learning to tell the time needs to be broken down into many smaller parts.
This is another fun way for children to explore the properties of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.
Pot and pan play is a great activity for babies and toddlers to do on their own for short periods of time to help build their independent play but it’s also a nice thing to do together. Taking turns hitting the pots and copying what they do is a great way to bond with your child and continue to build attachments.
This is a fun and easy way for children to explore the property of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.
Wet chalk can add a bit of an exciting twist to mark making, drawing and painting. It can be a great way for young children to experiment with mixing colours.