Alphabet Shells Playful Literacy Games

Create a beautiful, natural resource for teaching and learning the alphabet using real shells! These can be stored and used over again for many different early literacy learning objectives, from letter recognition to phonics, upper and lower case matching and spelling small words together! All in a hands on, fun and multi-sensory learning approach.

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Hedgehog Hibernation Exploration Basket

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Create an exploration basket with natural treasures to find out about Autumn, hibernation and hedgehogs! hedgehog hibernation sensory play autumn basket  It’s the perfect time of year for going on nature walks and foraging for fallen treasures to take home and explore! The girls

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60 Nature Play Ideas for Kids!

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Here are 60 amazing ideas for exploring nature with your child through play, art and investigation!

I recently gave a talk at a nature play group, in the middle of the woods, about activities to do with your child that involve natural resources and that encourage

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Basil Play Dough Recipe

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While away in Italy we made some natural, no-cook play dough using fresh basil to scent it. It smelt wonderful and was such a feast for the senses while little hands played with it! 

As with all our no-cook play dough recipes, this took only

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Baby Sensory Play: Exploring Outdoors

In this next post in the series of simple ideas for sensory play activities with young babies, we took our exploring outside to observe the wonder of the natural environment!

As already discussed in the bubble blowing sensory play post, activities for babies don’t need to be complex or overly-planned.

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