Categories for learning through play

10 Fun games to play in the rain

There’s nothing I love more than getting my children outside – even when it’s raining. In fact, we particularly like going out when it’s raining, because the garden transforms into a whole new wet and wonderful world to play games like…   1. Jumping in puddles   It’s a classic. Just don some welly boots…
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September 24, 2018

Child playing with toy Airplane

Eight Physical Activities for Energetic Toddlers

Active games for energetic toddlers Toddlers are positively buzzing with energy most of the time! Here are some simple activities to help burn off some of that energy, and also help develop those all-important gross motor skills. Many of these ideas can be done outdoors or indoors – but don’t be afraid to don a…
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June 28, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

Seven sensational sensory play ideas

Children use their senses to explore and make sense of the world around them; they do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. Some parents assume sensory = messy! or simply aren’t aware how important sensory stimulation is for children’s learning and development. Sensory play is quite big in the world of Special…
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October 10, 2017 Tags:

Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Play Outside

Encouraging Children to Play OutsideBy  Georgina Dalton 1 Bringing Back Outdoor Play! As adults, most of us have hazy memories of long summer holidays as children spent playing out with friends, teddy bears’ picnics in the garden, learning to ride a bike without stabilisers around the block, building dams in the streams in the woods and…
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April 13, 2016