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

Early childhood development, Indoor activities, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Winter

Winter Survival Tip Four: Relax and Listen: audio stories for kids

I've been wanting to discuss audio resources on the blog for a while now. We listen to audio stories a lot in our house, especially over winter. I've been trying to reduce screen time lately, and I find audio stories a great alternative. I was first motivated to look for audio stories for kids a… Continue reading Winter Survival Tip Four: Relax and Listen: audio stories for kids