Crafts, hand eye co-ordination, hand strength, Indoor activities, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities

Our “Science Board” (aka Bug Collection).

We have a collection of bugs in my son's room. Dead bugs. Creepily stuck to a pin-board, dead as a doornail, along with other flora that he's collected over the last year. In this house, I've had to learn to love bugs and not be freaked out by them or their creepy crawly nature. I… Continue reading Our “Science Board” (aka Bug Collection).

Christmas, creative play, Early childhood development, hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Vertical surface

Stress-Free Christmas Decorating with Kids

‘Tis the season, people! Time to get that tree out and decorate it all just so. Ah, Christmas joy! Until... here comes the toddler! Yep, having a little person around (or three, in my case) means those wonderfully placed decorations are unlikely to stay "just so" for very long, are they. However you choose navigate this… Continue reading Stress-Free Christmas Decorating with Kids

creative play, Indoor activities, open ended play, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Toys, Winter

Blutrack Review – award winning STEM toy

Do you have little people in your house who are car racing crazy? Then I want to introduce to you the BluTrack Racetrack. My clever sister-in-law gifted this to us for Christmas last year, and it's been an absolute hit with our two eldest kids (who are aged 4 and 3 years old). We've used it… Continue reading Blutrack Review – award winning STEM toy

Balance, Early childhood development, Evidence Based Parenting, Gross motor development, Indoor activities, Parenting, Proprioceptive system, Screen free activities, Vestibular, Winter

Five Active Indoor Play Ideas

OK readers, this is actually my last tip in my Winter Survival Series. I did wonder whether to bother posting this, seeing as Winter is almost over (hooray!) but then I remembered that I live almost at the bottom of the world, and often the cold rainy days can streeeeetch their fingers into Spring as well.… Continue reading Five Active Indoor Play Ideas