Christmas, creative play, Early childhood development, Family, Fine motor development, hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, open ended play, Parenting, Screen free activities, Traditions, visual perceptual skills

Open Ended Toys and Shopping Small: What Our Kids are Getting for Christmas.

I thought I'd share what my kids will be getting for Christmas this year. Not because anyone's asked. But because I'm a blogger, so that's what I do. This year I had a couple of goals in mind for gifts for the kids: Open ended play items: meaning toys that can be played with in… Continue reading Open Ended Toys and Shopping Small: What Our Kids are Getting for Christmas.

creative play, Fine motor development, hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, open ended play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Toys, visual perceptual skills

Toy Review: Magnatiles

Today I'm going to talk about the toy that gets played with the most in our house: Magnatiles. I always feel a bit hesitant to blog about toys, because I really don't want to feed into parents' feelings of "needing" to buy all.the.toys for their kids. But what I am passionate about is parents providing… Continue reading Toy Review: Magnatiles

creative play, Indoor activities, open ended play, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Sensory play, Vertical surface, visual perceptual skills, Winter

Window Collages – creative indoor play

How's everyone going in this wet wild weather? Hasn't it been crazy lately! Winter can just leave us alone now, please. We've been making some duraseal window collages here at home so I thought I would share this indoor activity with you. Duraseal is a really handy item to have in your stash of winter craft… Continue reading Window Collages – creative indoor play

creative play, Early childhood development, Indoor activities, open ended play, Preschoolers, visual perceptual skills

Tinkering Away: all about ‘Tinker Trays’

Today we got out our Tinker Trays and had a bit of a play with them. What on earth is at tinker tray, I hear you ask? Well I first stumbled across them a few years ago, whilst scrolling Facebook (see, all the mindless scrolling IS good sometimes). When I saw what they were all… Continue reading Tinkering Away: all about ‘Tinker Trays’