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.

Early childhood development, Evidence Based Parenting, Gross motor development, open ended play, Outdoor play, Preschoolers, Proprioceptive system, Vestibular

Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot

Recently I have been re-reading one of my favourite parenting books: "Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children", By Angela J. Hanscom This book was the spark that ignited my passion for nature play. This book is one of the reasons why I decided to start blogging. This book… Continue reading Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot

Early childhood development, Gross motor development, open ended play, Outdoor play, Preschoolers

“Go Outside and Play”

Hi everyone, happy New Year! OK, that's a bit late I know. It is almost March, after all. I haven't been blogging lately. We went on a giant massive holiday and I've really only just settled back into the routine of the year. Plus, my baby girl is one now, and not napping for quite… Continue reading “Go Outside and Play”

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