My four year old daughter loves all kinds of sensory play. In particular, she loves playing with sand, but we don't have a sand box in the back yard for her so when she does get a chance to play with it she enjoys it even more. This small world is a fun project that she and I made together using a small wooden tray as a mini sand box with some extra bits and pieces we had floating around the … [Read more...]
These simple crowns are created from paper scraps so they are cheap to make and you can feel good about recycling at the same time. Of course, we added a few fancy bits and pieces like feathers and plastic jewels but anything goes with this project. This is how we made them... YOU NEED • Paper scraps, of all shapes, sizes colours and patterns. Some will need to be the … [Read more...]
This is an easy peasy craft I did with my 5 year old for a bit of school holiday fun combined with back-to-school anticipation, or in our case, beginning big school for the first time ever! These little pencil toppers probably won’t take to being tossed around in a school bag very well without breaking and will be kept at home to look fabulous on the girls new ‘homework desk’. They are very easy … [Read more...]
These wreath ornaments are an easy peasy craft for all ages, as well as inexpensive and not too messy (a bit of a change for us, my kids are glitter-obsessed!). I made these with the my girls who are four and five in an afternoon, and although it challenged their patience and fine motor skills they both managed to finish a wreath each. I was very proud! This is how you make them… You will … [Read more...]
Here's something that we enjoyed creating on a cold and rainy day. There wasn’t anything particularly special about this activity; to be honest they may not even make it to the fridge display. It was as simple as providing the materials and watching my girls explore and create happily. Create they did, some simple yet wonderful Apple Print Paintings. Why apples? mostly because they were looking … [Read more...]
How to work from home with children You child could be sitting there quite happily, playing away, when ring ring there goes the phone. The child looks up , its competitor - the phone has got mum's attention. "Yes, I know I was quite happily doing my own things a minute ago but now that you are on the phone, I really need your full attention!" "Look at me mum, look what I can do, let me … [Read more...]
Child Behaviour: A Child’s Imagination is an Insight to their World from the Best Toy ever to Talking with Aliens.
A Child's Imagination is an Insight to their World A child's imagination is more than just make believe, it is an area that sparks their creativity like no other an outlet for them, leading to open ended play and endless possibilities where they can be anything they want to be. It is fantastic aspect of childhood an imagination that allows you to be exactly who you want to be in that moment. The … [Read more...]