Cotton bud Painting

This is one of the easiest painting to set up when children come over to my house.  It creates very little mess and is great for the children developing those fine motor skills and pincer grip.  I like to pour the paint into an ice cube tray or a silicone tray for easy access and no spillage.  Once the children are finished you can just … Continue reading Cotton bud Painting

Sensory Bags at the Window

The window sill is a perfect height for Marley.  We have one in most rooms in the house.  He loves pulling himself up to furniture now and the window sill in the lounge is one of his favourite spots.  It’s good for me because it’s right next to wear I sit at the computer and I can keep an eye on him.  Today he stood … Continue reading Sensory Bags at the Window

10 Eco Friendly Toys for Babies (All under $45)

Why Organic/Eco Friendly? Parents want whats best for their babies and that includes the toys they play with and the comfort toys they sleep with. Some plastic toys can contain BPA and other chemicals that babies are teething and inhaling.  Organic products can be expensive but I have found 10 products that are safe and chemical free for your precious babes that are all under … Continue reading 10 Eco Friendly Toys for Babies (All under $45)

Glow in the Dark Bath

A couple of months ago I had my friends and their kids over so I asked the kids if they wanted to have a special bath with the glow sticks.  Tyson (4) was really keen but his sister Kaiah (2) wasn’t really sure.  So I filled up the bath and got them to bring the glow sticks into the bathroom and we threw them in … Continue reading Glow in the Dark Bath

Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

On Saturday it was Valentine’s Day, so I invited over my friend and her two children to come over and hang out, so I thought we could make Chocolate Play dough!  I have  made this a few times with Tyson and he loves it. I let them help measure and pour ingredients – until it was time for the hot water. I did that and … Continue reading Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

Sensory Test Tubes for Babies

Over the last few days (with Haylee’s help) I have been making these test tubes into  sensory resources for her daughter Kaiah (7 months). The sensory tubes are from a confectionery shop called Happy Lab and gourmet jellybeans came inside them, sooo yum!  By collecting things around the house I was able to fill these test tubes up with colourful and eye catching things to … Continue reading Sensory Test Tubes for Babies

Water Play is fun for children and dogs!

Today we were cleaning out the back yard when the spontaneous water play happened by cleaning out the shell, which turned into filling it up and both Tyson and Jett playing in it. Water play has so many benefits to help children develop their skills.   Children develop: Large and fine muscle control Hand eye co-ordination Heightens an awareness of the senses Promotes exploration of … Continue reading Water Play is fun for children and dogs!