Rainbow Comb Paintings

Enjoy a fabulous art process using combs and brightly coloured paints, to explore textures and patterns with kids!  Painting sessions with young children are much less about creating an end result and finished product than they should be about exploring materials in an

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Pirate Island Play Dough Storytelling Prompt!

Use black sparkly play dough to create a pirate island small world play scene, and use it as a springboard for creative story telling with kids! A wonderfully tactile, hands on and imaginative way to get children excited about early literacy play. Pirate Island Play Dough Storytelling Prompt!

Weighing and Measuring With Egg Cartons: Playful Maths

Recycle old egg cartons for use in playful maths investigations, using them to create some weighing scales and a non-standard unit for measuring objects with!  Welcome to a brand new early learning series being hosted on The Imagination Tree and Learn With Play at Home each week, about Playful Maths

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Top Toy List for 2-6 Year Olds!

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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Playing and Exploring Outdoors: It’s Playtime!

Welcome to It’s Playtime! With the weather finally turning glorious I loved seeing these inspirational ideas for outdoor play and exploration that were linked up last week! The Golden Gleam went outdoors to make observations of flowers Familylicious linked a fabulous homemade water wall!

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