Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them. Marley’s kindergarten teacher told me last year she was surprised he was already doing this so I was very happy. I could only put it down to all the dice games we play … Continue reading A Subitising Game
✨✨ Playdough is my fave way to use essential oils, after diffusing and in a roller bottle, and is also my fave sensory play experience for children. Once you have experienced the effective power of essential oils, incorporating oils into your lifestyle and daily routine is the next natural step. For many people, that daily routine includes children. Many parents wonder, “Are essential oils safe … Continue reading Aromatherapy Playdough
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth” Maria Montessori. In my love of collecting pieces from nature, I have passed it onto my son. A couple of months ago we were walking to a late rugby league game and there was a lot of foot traffic. “That leaf! I need that … Continue reading Using Nature in Play – Our favourite loose parts to use at home
We have a lemon tree out the back of our house and this year we have had heaps of lemons grow. Last year we only got 3 lemons off the tree…Strange! So this year I thought I would try as many recipes with lemon in as I can. I need to do more because so far I have only done Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Honey, … Continue reading Lemon Play Dough
Easter is coming up really soon, and not every parent wants there child eating a truck load of chocolate. So I’ve put together nine of my favourites from Instagram. Click on the links below to view their websites! Easter Sonny Angel Dolls from Invite Me Shop Bunny print from Frankie and Co Designs Easter pastel wreath from Little Puddles Crochet Bunny from Full Tilt Nanna Chalk eggs from Micador Egg Puzzle … Continue reading Our Easter Faves!
Crikey!! It’s Australia day next week! 26th of January, and what better way to celebrate than with some beautiful Australian iconic goodies. Check out 9 of my Aussie favorites! Alphabet Frieze is from Ozzilla Aussie Munchies chunky puzzle from Confetti Kids Australian Flag Dress from Hello Audrey Australian Cookie Cutters from Bisk-Art Austalia Treasure Board from One Two Tree Colouring Book A is for Australia from Colour Me Art Australian … Continue reading Australia Day!
A playhouse is such an asset for any family home and lately I have seen some amazing ones that parents have worked hard to renovate from an old shabby dusty house full of cobwebs to beautiful trendy spaces for their children. These playhouses welcome children in to play and use their imagination. When children are involved in family play they are learning so much. Children … Continue reading Children’s Playhouses – A fun and beautiful place to play and learn
Have you seen Little Blox? They are beautiful blocks that are handmade from Tasmanian Oak. Scandi inspired blocks that are educational and beautiful. Painted and sealed with non toxic paint, so safe for babies to play with and chew on. Blocks come in a cotton tie bag. Colours can be customized to suit any decor. From the children’s bedroom to the living room. I love … Continue reading Little Blox
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
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