Make a fun little sensory play activity for babies and toddlers using some coloured hair rollers in different sizes! Such a lovely, tactile exploratory experience and great for little hands to develop co-ordination and motor skills along the way.
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Learn the alphabet and practise spelling words using alphabet rocks in a construction site play activity! Lots of hands on fun and learning and a great small world play activity rolled into one.
We have been enjoying lots of
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Set up an open-ended maths activity for kids using counting manipulatives, play dough and a dice, in a dip tray! With opportunities to practise counting, 1:1 correspondence, matching amounts to numerals and simple addition and subtraction games, this can be adapted for all ages and stages of mathematical development (and is plenty of great fun!)
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Here is a list of my favourite toys and resources for young children aged 2 to 6, which all promote open-ended play, curiosity, independence and creativity!
Over on my Facebook page recently many readers asked me to put together a list
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Add an exciting range of loose parts to the sand box to increase the creative play possibilities and stimulate some open-ended, child directed learning at the same time!
One of the most neglected areas of play space can be the humble sand box with a simple bucket and spade and
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