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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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
Continue reading Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio
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 your own alphabet of crayons for a fun gift for preschoolers and a sneaky way to practise some early literacy skills at the same time!
These beautiful, rainbow alphabet crayons are straightforward to make and there’s some fun science to learn during the process
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Create some fun, engaging discovery bottle toys for babies and toddlers by using recycled and everyday materials from around the house! These are cheap to make, long lasting and can easily be adapted to create exciting and intriguing sensory play experiences for little ones.
Continue reading Baby Sensory Play: Discovery Bottles