Toddler Playtime

Develop Toddler Fine Motor Skills

24.08.2015  

5 Simple Activities to help develop toddler fine motor skills. These cheap and simple activities will help your child to develop their skills

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5 Things Your Child Develops During Creative Play

20.08.2015  

What your child develops during creative play. Your child will be developing emotions, developing language skills, developing gross and fine skills during creative play

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Best Group Activities for Baby to Toddler

09.06.2015  

Best Group Activities For Babies and Toddlers – Some great ideas to entertain and nurture your children including playgroup, gym, rhyme time and more

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The Best of Outdoor Play in 2015!

28.03.2015  

Outdoor play ideas to get your kids active and outside while in the safety of their own backyard

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Toddlers Bullying in the Playground

14.07.2014  

Q&A: What do other parents do in these scenarios? Do you approach the parent or carer of the child?

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Softest Play Dough Recipe

10.07.2014  

We decided to make this easy and quick recipe (from Kids Activities Blog) and filled in some of a wet, cold day!

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Geocaching – A Treasure Hunt with Kids

19.05.2014  

Do you have active kids? Are you always looking for new ways to entertain them? Would you like to go on an adventure that is a tonne of fun for adults as well as the little ones? I’ve got one word for you… “Geocaching”!

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Ball play for children

28.07.2013  

Our Early Childhood Educator, Jan Jones, explains why ball play is such an important part of a child’s development.

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An Invitation to Explore and Learn – Learning Through Play!

22.06.2013  

Play comes naturally to most children. They love to explore, poke at things and move them about in ways that they’re probably not designed to be moved. In doing all of these things that we often look at as ‘messy’ or ‘destructive’, our children are exploring and learning. They are learning in the most valuable way – through play!

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Chair Soccer

13.01.2013  

I have been looking for ways to increase my daughter’s ball skills in the hope that she will become more co-ordinated than me. The bar isn’t set too high. We had so much fun with this game.

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Water play

16.12.2012  

Kids love the water, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into playtime. With summer on the way, Jan Jones shares a number of water activities that we can use with our 0-6 year olds that are fun and will keep them entertained for hours.

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Play spaces for babies and toddlers

09.12.2012  

Babies inhabit the floor – and it is a very different world to what we are used to. Jan Jones, our early childhood expert, challenges us to get down and see things from our baby’s perspective and provides a range of activities to allow us to play at their level.

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Early Childhood Tips: Block Play

02.12.2012  

Block play can do more than simply entertain your toddler. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, explains how it can help with their development, and the best ways to implement it.

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Which apps for kids?

01.11.2012  

Q&A: Which apps do you recommend for kids?

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Play and leisure resources (birth-12 years)

06.10.2012  

Jan Jones provides an extensive list of play and leisure activities to stimulate particular areas of learning from birth right up until 12 years old.

Gardening Tips: Three Fun Ideas to Get Your Little Green Thumbs Outside and Active this Spring

27.08.2012  

Spring is almost upon us and that means warmer weather and great conditions for gardening. Gardening 4 kids have shared some fun and practical ideas to get the kids outdoors and active in the garden this spring.

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General playtime ideas

16.08.2012  

Q&A: Hi I was just wanting to know if anyone has any cheap fun, educational, fast ideas I can do with my 15mth old. As I’ve got an 8 week old also n I don’t get a lot of time spare but I don’t want her left out either.

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Free Activities

10.08.2012  

Suggestions for free activities to do with your kids.

Craft Activity Ideas for Toddlers

10.08.2012  

Looking for some ideas for craft activities to do with your toddler? We have suggestions that will keep your little munchkin busy for hours.

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Indoor Activities

10.08.2012  

Indoor play activity suggestions from other parents:

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Edible playdough recipe

12.11.2011  

This is good for younger children, just in case they eat it. Regular playdough contains LOTS of salt. Note that salt is a preservative, so this will not keep as long. It should still last a week or more in an air tight container in the fridge. See the microwave option for a less messy pot.

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