Nature Exploration Table

Set up an interactive nature exploration table for children to explore and examine natural elements at first hand. Coupled with some nature journals it becomes a great way to introduce some simple science exploration into the home or classroom with a dedicated area for observation and learning. Spring nature exploration table for kidsContinue reading Nature Exploration Table

Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio

Create a simple yet stimulating baby play area using open-ended toys made from natural materials and incorporating some philosophies from Montessori and Reggio thinking.

When baby Bean was newborn we put together a baby play space based on Reggio ideas of simplicity, light and real materials, and that included

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Reggio Inspired Baby Play Space

Create a play space for young babies inspired by Reggio principles, to encourage independent play, interaction with stimulating materials and curiosity about the world.

This is the first in a series of new posts about creating inviting and stimulating play spaces for children,  starting with the area that

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30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge: A Reading Tent

Day 17: A Reading TentPlay Prompt:Find a cosy spot in the house (or garden if warm enough!) and create a reading nook using some material and cushions. Climb inside and read, uninterrupted, for at least 15 minutes!

My girls were SO excited about the idea of this and C. loved hunting

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Outdoor Concoctions Kitchen

In honour of International Mud Day this week, I finally got around to setting up a simple, open-ended messy play area in the garden. It is a place where the girls can explore, create, investigate, imagine, mix and concoct using the materials around them and generally have some good, old-fashioned,

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