Tagged with Playtime

Six Benefits of Pretend Play

Today I am welcoming a guest post from Renee,  an Australian stay at home mum and kid blogger at Adventures At Home With Mum . She is sharing some wonderul insights on the many learning benefits of pretend and dramatic play for toddlers and preschoolers. *** In a busy world with what seems to be tireless amounts of … Continue reading »

3 quick projects for Father’s Day!

3 quick projects for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up soon… here are three easy projects to whip up in 30 minutes, 15 minutes and 5 minutes or less! Spoiler alert…to my favorite subscriber (aka hubby – stop reading now!) The 30 min Photo Mobile: All you will need is some card stock or construction paper, a few pictures, glue, … Continue reading »

One Box, Three Games, Loads of Fun & Learning

Ever notice how children of all ages seem to just love playing with a cardboard box? Play is serious business for toddlers and preschoolers, it gives them a chance to understand, explore and learn! All three of my kiddos just absolutely love when we play with a cardboard box, they play together and usually come up with … Continue reading »

10 Toddler Learning Activities For Independent Play

10 Toddler Learning Activities For Independent Play

Looking for some fun and easy learning activities a toddler can do alone? Toddlers love to play. Play is a toddler’s way to learn and explore about everything and anything. Toddlers love to play with their caregivers but they also thrive playing on their own.  Independent play is a wonderful way for toddlers to start … Continue reading »

Creating (Im)perfectly Together

Welcome to the August Carnival of Natural Parenting: Creating With Kids This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how they make messes and masterpieces with children. Please read to the end to find a list … Continue reading »

Rain Sticks

Build your own Rain Sticks We’ve had a lot of rain so we thought we would make some rain sticks and make our very own rain shower symphonies. Older children can do this craft mostly on their own and you can help your little ones with the process of make it – the whole family … Continue reading »

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Paint – Part 2

We had such a good time painting with balls and ramps – we decided to try another ball and paint experiment – this time painting a canvas inside a crate. Using most of  the same start materials from part 1, paint, balls, plastic containers for dipping – we added a painters canvas and a plastic … Continue reading »

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer – it’s official, you are here with your hot, hot fun filled days.  To celebrate your arrival we are having a Summer Solstice Celebration.  In typical “didn’t really plan ahead” style this is what I have whipped up for the day. Solstice comes from the Latin words “Sun” and “to Stop” – it … Continue reading »

Gone (to play) with the Wind

Windy Play…part of our summer fun series Windy days can make for some great fun – here are some of the wind projects from our 100 fun things we plan to do this summer list! Speedy Windsock A very easy project to make we have enjoyed making it each year with left over birthday decorations! … Continue reading »

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