Use building blocks to create some picture cards of models and patterns for kids to copy! A great maths activity for preschoolers that can be simplified for toddlers and extended for school age children.
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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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Create a travel size treasure basket for carrying in your bag to keep your baby busy and playful while out and about! Based on the Montessori and Reggio principles of heuristic play (playing with everyday objects), these baskets promote curiosity, open-ended thinking and plenty of investigative skills! Continue reading Travel Size Baby Treasure Basket!
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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Baby Pop and I had a fun time exploring some mirrors and reflective surfaces.
She spent a long time looking at herself in the car mirror and stand up mirror and laughed at the “other” baby who smiled back at her.
Sticking out her tongue
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