Monthly Archive:: August 2015

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Autumn Play Dough and Forest Treasures

In Autumn we always seem to gravitate towards the forest. With the crunchy leaves under foot, the slight chill in the air and the abundance of colours, it’s a wonderful place to be! The forest also provides an endless supply of wonderful …
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Fine Motor Tray :: Sorting Yarn Scraps

Set up a simple Montessori inspired activity with yarn scraps. As children sort the yarn they develop their fine motor muscles and ability to distinguish between different features. I love to crochet and S (2.6yrs) finds it fascinating to explore the many …
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Invitation to Create :: Coffee Play Dough

Set out a simple invitation to create coffee play dough using plain dough and soaked coffee grounds. This activity fosters fine motor skills and creativity. As well as having a wonderful smell, coffee grounds provide some interesting texture to this play dough …
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Introducing Loose Parts to Construction Play

Add loose parts to your child’s construction play to open up a world of creative opportunities! Now that S is getting older (2.5yrs) she is becoming more creative in her construction play. A while back we received some wonderful wooden building blocks …
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Magical Fairy Garden :: Small World Play

Small world play is fantastic for fostering many skills in the Early Years; storytelling, imaginative play and language development to name a few. I love to create small worlds in a bowl which makes them easy to access for little fingers and …