Spring Scavenger Hunt: A Simple Nature Printable for Young Children

spring scavenger hunt featuring toddler in pink top looking at daffodils and yellow tulips

I’m not a fan of themed learning, instead preferring to ‘follow the child’ and adapt a flexible approach to learning. All too often themes can be overdone with the child long since losing interest in topics like ‘People who Help Us’ or ‘Under the Sea.’ With that being said, the one thing we love to […]

Spring Bucket List: 50 simple things to do with young children

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Spring is one of my favourite seasons. With the flowers blooming and signs of new life everywhere, it’s the perfect time to get outside and spend more time in nature. I have spoken on many occasions¬† on the importance of getting outdoors (in all weathers), but Spring is truly the most perfect time to get […]

5 Ways to Make a Play Kitchen more engaging

5 ways to make a play kitchen more engaging

A play kitchen can be a great purchase for the play space, but what happens when it starts getting ignored? Here’s the thing, play kitchens are a great novelty in the beginning – children just love to emulate the real world in their play – but after a while, putting plastic fruit and veg into […]

3 roadblocks in creating art with your children + how to overcome them!

3 roadblocks to creating art with young children

Art with children can feel overwhelming at times especially when you are worried about what activities are suitable or even the messiness of it all! That’s why I’ve invited Amanda from Process of Play to write this guest blog post all about common roadblocks to creating art with children and some ideas on how to […]

5 Benefits of Sensory Play + How to get Started

5 benefits of sensory play

Sensory play is one of those activities that can strike fear into the hearts of parents. It’s can be messy! Not only that, but it can be kind of gross (depending on what resources you are using) and it’s time consuming. But we’re not here to talk about the negatives. My job today is to […]

20 of our favourite Mud Kitchen resources!

20 mud kitchen resources

One of my all-time favourite ways to encourage authentic, independent play is to get outside. Why? Because I can almost guarantee that my children will gravitate towards the ‘mud kitchen’ for a daily dose of imaginative play. Whether they are making a potion or ‘food’ there’s always some way to get creative with play whilst […]

5 Reasons you NEED an art cart in your play space

art cart

One of the easiest ways to encourage creativity in young children is to have an art cart available and accessible. Children are actually born creatives – they have incredible ideas, even if us adults don’t always see their genius. Rather than setting up loads of planned crafts in the early years, try introducing an art […]

Want to make play easier and save money? Start saving these everyday resources!

everyday resources

There’s no denying the fact that children are EXPENSIVE and that’s before we get started on the temptation to buy every single Montessori inspired wooden toy going on Instagram! In order to avoid re-mortgaging your house as a result of toy purchases AND make play more spontaneous you need to start building up a collection […]