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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Literacy Development: The Importance of Doodling

This is a wonderful guest post from the excellent Kate from An Amazing Child and The Education Network. Kate is also a teacher and Mum of two and we are really pleased to have found each other! This month we have swapped posts about literacy development so be sure to read my post Literacy Development:

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