A Subitising Game

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

Using Nature in Play – Our favourite loose parts to use at home

“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

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