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🍁 When fall leaves aren’t changing color fast enough for the boys liking......GLITTER! 😂😂🍁 * These actually turned out gorgeous so I think we’ll hang them over our story corner for the season. * What are y’all doing to celebrate the change in season? * ♥️ Happy Playing ♥️ . . . . . #autumn #invitationtoplay #weloveautumnplay #eyfs #natureplay #sensoryplay #childcareadventures #entertaining_kids #earlyyears #learningthroughplay #playideas #playmatters #smallworldplay #autumncolours #kidsactivities #autumnleaves #wonder_of_play #toddleractivities #nature #earlylearning #playbasedlearning #everydayplayhacks #preschool #babyplay #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #autumnactivities #tagfromtheheart #autumnfun #play

Wow, it’s been a while! I think the last time BabyO made an appearance, he still WAS a baby! He’s nearly 18 months old now but he’s still BabyO because #denial . . •BABY SENSORY TRAY • This was just an easy and super quickly thrown together sensory tray for BabyO to enjoy in the sunshine this morning. We have had the WORST winter so hopefully the sunshine and happy vibes of spring boost us all back to normality again . . WHAT I USED Tray with handles from @kmartaus Small African animals from @kmartaus Car mat from @ikea_australia @mckenziesfoods Split peas

Our Fruit and Vegetable market changed overnight into an ice cream shop! Yum yum! 🍦 Mr 4.5 absolutely loved our market dramatic play set up and every visitor weve had has been invited to buy something. He loved changing the displays and coming up with other ideas, so Im pretty sure hell love this new set up. His Dad loves pancakes and his Mama is loving all the pretty colours...😊 . . #dramaticplay #pretendplay #imagination #icecreamshop #icecreamparlour #learnwithplay #imaginativeplay #learnthroughplay #playmatters #earlylearning #earlyreading #littlelearners

Can’t get her a full size kitchen set due to apartment living, but this @ilovehape portable cooktop is perfect for tiny spaces!

So J wanted to build on his Jurassic World play scene and started asking (describing) the various materials he wanted (long tubes/sticks etc). Due to my hoarding tendencies we managed to find what suited his plan. He didn’t want to reveal what he was planning to make so I left him at it and only helped when he asked (wouldn’t even let me help get string-he climbed the art table, swipe left). . . He ended up making some sort of hanging diorama thing (which looked like an unintentional food chain if you ask me: butterflies-dragonfly-spider-snake). I’m waiting to see what else he wants to add to his play scene. No mopping of floors for the next 1-2 weeks I think. But it’s ok I’d rather see what comes out of his imagination 😃 . . . . . #invitationtoplay #invitationtocreate #playspace #playscape #smallworld

🐝 Did you know Australia has over 1500 species of bees?! 😱 Only 10 of these species are stingless - just like these little guys who look more like flying ants! 🐜 #natureplaybingo #buzz . . . . #aplayfulworld #play #playmatters #bees #nativebees #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #handsonlearning #learningthroughplay #theartofslowliving #outdoorfun #playathomemummy #nature #natureplay #natureplaymothers #aussiemum #stayathomemum #mumlife #explore #letthemexplore #magicofchildhood

Green Leaves Early Learning Centre in Warner has the nicest feel inside and out! #makingpreciousmemories #childcarerainbows

Harvesting veggies from our organic garden for our morning snack 🥕🍅 #wilmettecommunitynurseryschool #outdoorclassroom #gardeningkids #preschool #wilmette #preschoollife #playmatters

🌤🌦⛅️Clouds⛈🌧☁️ ☁️☁️Clouds are a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air. ☁️☁️ ☁️Clouds are formed when water on 🌏 Earth evaporates into the sky and condensed high up in the cooler air in the atmosphere. ☁️Rain, snow, sleet and hail fall from the clouds, and it’s called Precipitation. ☁️Most clouds form in the lowest part of the Earths atmosphere called - Troposphere. Sometimes clouds can be observed as high as the stratosphere or mesosphere. ☁️There are several different types of clouds. However, the main types are Stratus, Cumulus and Cirrus. ☁️Stratus type clouds are flat and featureless. They look like layered sheets. ☁️Cumulus clouds are puffy like cotton candy floating in the sky. ☁️Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy and appear high up in the sky. ☁️There are variations of these 3 main cloud types including- Stratocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus, Cirrostratus and Cirrocumulus. ☁️Low level clouds (cumulus, stratus, stratocumulus) lie below 6,500 feet ☁️Middle clouds (altocumulus, nimbostratus, altostratus) form between 6500-20,000 feet ☁️High level clouds (cirrus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus) form above 20,000 feet. ☁️Cumulonimbus towers across the low, middle and upper atmosphere. ☁️Every planet with an atmosphere have clouds, including our moon... ☁️Clouds can be made up of other chemicals. ☁️Venus has thick clouds of Sulfur-dioxide. ☁️Jupiter and Saturn have clouds of ammonia. ☁️☁️☁️As a child I loved making shapes out of the clouds. Lying in the grass on your back staring for hours up at the clouds. Trying to find shapes. Technology free. Boredom did that. Opened up our minds. Let imagination take leaps and come up with creative ways to take up our time. ☁️☁️☁️ Fun facts from @sciencekids and @thoughtCo.

Explore and artic ice cave. The Glacier Play Scene, setting the scene for small world play. Featuring @peepulpeople explorer

It’s moments like this when I know I took the right path for my girls with homeschooling. It was a BEAUTIFUL day! ☀️ They spent it together playing outside, eating popsicles, exploring the “magical garden” they created in our woods, digging in a mud hole, loving on their kitties, and showing me with much excitement how she’s mastered counting by 5’s! ❤️ and her sisters just as excited as she is. It’s the best. . . #living_homeschool #wildandfreechildren #homeschool #homeschoolmom #charlottemason #littlelearners #letthembelittle #welleducatedheart #magicofcholdhood #exploringnaturewithchildren #thisisthefunstuff #playmatters #naturestudy #freerangeplay #freerangekids #learningbarefoot #givethembeauty #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #charlottemasonway #naturejournal #playoutside #barnkid

#getcreativewith everyday items💡L is repeatedly singing the ABC song these days and she already recognizes some letters such as A, E, F, L and O. We created this #literacygame with a shoe box and an avocado pit. . . . @get.creative.with #familygame #avocadopit #shoebox #everydayplayhacks #householditemsmakethebesttoys #reuse #repurpose #playmatters #invitationtoplay #earlylearing #earlychildhoodeducation #yegece

Play and be happy, be happy and play!⠀ It really is that simple 💕⠀ ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀

Cruising around town. . #sidewalkchalk #chalk #chalkcity #learningthroughplay #playmatters #

ⓥⓘⓢⓘⓣ What a glorious spring day ☀️ for the launch of the new nature play space at Healesville Sanctuary! With water play, raised sand pits, cubby houses & an enchanted forest, the poppets loved running, jumping, foraging, climbing, digging, playing & exploring this exciting new space. More info & photos on the @busycitykids blog soon. #flatmantwins #zoosvictoria #healesvillesanctuary

#earlyyearsineducationwa promoting the importance and value of Play in learning. #earlychildhoodaustralia #perthroyalshow2018 if you’re at the show come and see us in the Shopping and Lifestyle Pavillon booth 40 and Endorse #playmatters !

I had allllllll the good intentions to get SO much done while Alba had her sleep.... but instead youll find me out the back in the hammock, soaking up some fresh air and sunshine 🍃🌻🌝 (Made with Rainbow Semi circles and Inverted Rainbow -available for preorder from @oskarswoodenark!) . . . . . . . . #earlylearning #playislearning #invitationtoplay #playroominspo #playroom #childhoodunplugged #playbasedlearning #playmatters #learningthroughplay #toddlerplay #reggio #montessori #stayathomemum #letthemplay #Ostheimer #preschoolplay #simplychildren #letthembelittle #woodentoys #openendedplay #raisethemright #naturaltoys #slowliving #twoundertwo #handsonlearning #gentleparenting #grimmsaroundtheworld #grimmsdownunder #woodentoysaustralia #grimmstoys

The beauty of outdoor play is that children have the option of moving around freely and trying new things. When the Empire Building was completed, other kids have their own ideas of what to add on. HW and OW had their own plans for the structure. #earlychildhood #education #prek #preschool #play #playmatters #teacherlife #learningthroughplay #teacher #learnwithplay #teaching #teachers #kids #children #school #prekindergarten #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #builders #blocks

Safe to say that she love these toys. As she can’t stop playing with these since morning and so Bubu & Baba can have moment of peace 😆 #MahameruHidayat #MerusTale #babygirl #instababy #igbabies #toddlersofinstagram #mumlife #motherhood #mumswithcameras #aussiemum #worldoftoddler #busytoddleractivities #playmatters #toddlerplay #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmallau

Black glittery space playdough to match our colour focus and and sudden interest in the night skies. I found some silver cake boards in the cupboard that Ive had for years and never used. Play activities dont have to cost a lot of money. Dont buy resources when you dont have to, youll be amazed at what you can do with whats hiding in your cupboards already. #playdoughtray #spaceplay #finemotorplay #finemotorskills #finemotoractivities #learningthroughplay #learnathome #invitationtoplay #playathome #funlearningathome #playmatters #playislearning #playbasedlearning #preschool #preschoolathome #toddleractivities #kidsactivities #toddlerplay #preschoolplay #preschoolathome #handsonlearning #handsonactivities #earlylearning #earlychildhood #kindergartenactivities #makinglearningfun #play #playideas #playathomemummy #littleplayideas

Tomorrow -come rain or shine Teacher Jess will be at the studio waiting for YOU lovely families to join in on some art making and music making. We sing HeLLo! At 10AM so please arrive early to settle in and secure your spot. We’re working with paint, tissue paper and stabilos tomorrow on canvas. Ages 0-5 welcome $20 per child | Sibling discount available. 🙏🏽💫❤️

W E B || If you watch my YouTube videos you’ll know this web game has been a favourite activity for a good while on a larger scale (laundry basket, rope and stuffed toys). As Oscar’s motor skills become more controlled we’ve scaled it down. I found it fascinating that he went off and got tongs to help him with the task as well. Just love watching their brains work. | | | #rubberbandweb #thewayweplay #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #waldorf #steiner #waldorfinspired #waldorfhomeschool #play #dubaimums #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #playbasedlearning #playmatters #waldorfathome #useyourimagination #stayathomemum #reggiokids #toddleractivities #playathome #1yearold #1yearoldactivities #montessoriathome

Poetry teatime!! ☕️ It’s Friday!! And on Fridays, we always set aside a block of time to make a special drink, bake something, break out the fancy dishes, and read poems. Today was extra special, because it was cool and rainy. So, we laid our teatime tray on a blanket just inside the front door, opened the screen, and listened to the sounds of a gentle rain. In keeping with our apple theme this week, we drank warm apple cider (complete with a cinnamon stick), and ate miniature apple streusel coffee cakes. Rain, cool weather, poetry, snacks.... music to my ears!! 😍🍁

Crayons & leaves 🍃🖍. The leaves that didn’t get chopped up yesterday, got a little make-over! The wax crayons showed up nicely on the leaves allowing us to see all the veins. We found that lighter/ pastel colours showed up best. The leaves were also quite dry so that helped too. . . . . . . . . . . . #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #earlylearning #earlyyearsideas #earlyyearsteacher #ece #ecemom #preschool #preschoolathome #preschoolactivity #preschoolteacher #learningisfun #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #playbased #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #letthembekids #playingislearning #earlychildhood #playmatters #playfullearning #playathome #invitationtoplay #finemotorskills

The Greenland ice sheet covers 80% of that land mass, it is the second largest of pure ice in the world. At the bottom it contains ice that froze over hundred thousand years ago and since 1955 scientists have been taking core samples to determine the rate of global warming.

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•Mama baby matching• We are back! Miki was so excited to be back in her playroom 💕 We started today with some mama and baby matching .. always a favourite ! We are also learning the names of each baby animal as we go.. Our collection of baby Schleich grew quite a bit without my noticing! - - - - - #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler #montessorikid #montessorichild #montessorihome #learningthroughplay #playathome #playmatters #toddleractivities #toddlerplay #invitationtoplay #playbasedlearning #playideas #kidsactivities #handsonlearning #handsonactivities #earlychildhood #playathomemummy #playroom #learningisfun #montessoriplayspace #montessoriplayroom #montessoriactivity #montessoriactivities

Original Rainbow Crayons make the perfect addition to your childs school supplies. Not only do they work wonders, but they are completely customizable. Grab a set at the link in profile!

Prepped and ready to go for Monday! They are going to go bananas for this 🚧! This activity is part of my construction math literacy centers. Link to my store in my bio.

A little quiet time space I’ve set up for my boys to come to as they need over the weekend. . We’ve just started school holidays so the change in routine can cause things to become a little hectic. It’s nice for them to have somewhere to retreat to when they need some peace and to regroup. . Our new number tracing board by @countbynature is just lovely and a great way to really refine those number writing skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #playmatters #reggiokids #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn #montessori #montessoriathome #reggioemilia #waldorf #waldorfinspired #letthembelittle #nothingisordinary #childhoodunplugged #preschoolactivities #kindergartenactivities #playactivities #letthekidsplay #finemotorskills #learningmadefun #earlyyears #earlychildhood #earlylearning #handsonplay #playathome #abcplay

I would have never predicted I would see the day where grade 1s are learning about plate techtonics, but here we are. Our students have been intense in their passion to learn about volcanoes and our friend P asked if we could figure out how they are made. C knew about plate techtonics from YouTube and so our inquiry has taken off. Im not a fortune teller, but Im pretty sure I see some baking soda and vinegar somewhere in our future. 🔮☄ . . . #volcano #platetechtonics #science #grade1 #experiment #explore #play #learn #playislearning #wonder #childhood #scientists #inquiry #studentled #teach #learn #sidebyside #playmatters #teamwork #project #invitationtoplay #playinvitation #grade1science #volcanoes #ece #earlychildhoodeducation #eyl #earlyyearslearning #saskeyl

Just two more days left to become a ZDough of the Month Club member and receive your first 8 oz tin of play dough in October! Want to try out the Shapes and Sparkles packet that comes with the Halloween set? I’ll include a free packet in the October shipment for all subscribers who comment below! Let me know what you think your little one would make with the googly eyes, foam shapes, sparkly sequins and our play dough 🎃

卡紙對折後剪出海底生物的形狀,再夾一條橡皮圈就可以釣魚囉! 「可以幫我把ㄆ那隻魚釣上岸嗎?」 #歐的樂星球 #playideas #activitiesforkids #finemotorskills #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #playmatters #playislearning #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #toddleractivites #手眼協調

Painting our collected pinecones 🌲

FOAM PARTY 🙈. I hate the smell of cheap shaving foam so I make my own play foam with soap flakes and water. Today the dinosaurs are having some foamy fun and then a soak in the hot tub, soon to become a bubble bath 🛀. I made a few bathrobes out of an old T Shirt to finish off the setup 😀. This is my take on a play prompt from Amy @playfullittlelearners . . . . #playmatters #letthemplay #herdingthehos #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #sensoryplay #playideas #joinplaysquad #pantryplayideas

I grin like that too when I win. And this guy won 2 out of 3! Today we worked on counting skills with Uncle Beary’s Bedtime. Roll the die to see if you can collect bears and put them to bed or if they hop out to go play. Watch our video in my VIP group for more details!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Skills: counting, focus, self control ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ages: 2+⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time: 10-15 minutes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ # of Players: 2-4⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #simplyfunwithsteph #SimplyFun #stayathomemom #sahm #southdakota #sassysuite #playmatters #playfullearning #learningthroughplay #empowersocial #littlelearners #powerofplay #countingskills #12345 #bearcubs #familygames #familygamenight #toddleractivities #learningtocount #playmoregames #jammies #bedtimefun #learnathome #gameschooling #tabletopgames

Our Sticky, pom poms, baking tray (name work in progress) activity had a resurgence this morning!! Super easy to put together. Sticky tape or duct tape (sticky side out) on a tray in a criss cross pattern. And then pom poms they can either stick on or dig for in between the sticky bits to pull out I explained to hubby how this toy could be done different ways as they get more confident. So, next I will see if they can use giant plastic tongs to get the pom poms out or hide some coloured blocks amongst the pom poms and incorporate colour matching. Or use a colour board and as they pick out pom poms see if they can put them in the right colour spots. The possibilities are endless with such a simple idea!! Sorry I cant tag who I got the idea from, I cant remember!! . . . . #teachermum #playmatters #playislearning #everydayplay #kidsactivities #openendedplay #playideasforkids #toddlerplay #wherelearningmeetsplay #openendedtoys #invitationtoplay #playroomsetup #playideas #playbasedlearning #earlyyearsideas #teachersofinstagram #handsonlearning #activitieswithmytoddlers #learnthroughplay #reggiokids #montessori #craftideas #imaginativeplay #natureplay #homemadetoys #homemadeplaythings #twins #activitieswithtwins #mumlife #mumoftwins

Tips to help your family find a balance between #screentime, #playtime and #learning time at link in bio!

Three little monkeys swinging on a rope. Did you know that in order for children to really hone in on their fine motor skills, they have to develop their gross motor core strength first? They do this by climbing, balancing, running, jumping, hopping, dancing, and all the other things we do when we are outside. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wildandfreechildren #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #getoutside #playbasedlearning #outdoorlearning #handsonlearning #playmatters #natureplay #teachersofinstagram #forestschool #childhoodunplugged #outdoorkids #nature #outdoors #earlychildhoodeducation #letthemexplore #wildschooling #fieldtrip #homeschool #optoutside #teachersfollowteachers #homeschooling #fall #vitaminn #playoutside #naturepreschool #reggioinspired

Back to the same spot on the lake, checking on their rock jetties and expanding the ongoing project 💖

Three little monkeys swinging on a rope. Did you know that in order for children to really hone in on their fine motor skills, they have to develop their gross motor core strength first? They do this by climbing, balancing, running, jumping, hopping, dancing, and all the other things we do when we are outside. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wildandfreechildren #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #getoutside #playbasedlearning #outdoorlearning #handsonlearning #playmatters #natureplay #teachersofinstagram #forestschool #childhoodunplugged #outdoorkids #nature #outdoors #earlychildhoodeducation #letthemexplore #wildschooling #fieldtrip #homeschool #optoutside #teachersfollowteachers #homeschooling #fall #vitaminn #playoutside #naturepreschool #reggioinspired

🌈 Rainbow Rice Sensory Bags👐 I found these lace pouches at the dollar shops wedding corner and created rice sensory bags for infants or young toddlers. It can be a great baby shower gift, too. By the way, L who is an old toddler (23 months) prefers touching the rice directly without the pouches. . . . #dollarstorehack #sensory #ricesensorybag #ricesensorybin #babyshowergift #everydayplayhacks #invitationtoplay #playmatters #earlylearing #earlychildhoodeducation #yegece

Thanks mummy @elma_chin for sharing such a heartwarming scene with us! Just too cute😍 _ _ 🌤 Weekend morning, we opened these kits 🎁🎁 and I’ve to say this inspiring, creative and meticulous mom 👸🏻 and her activity boxes @Bagforfunbff.sg are incredibly amazing in equipping parents with resources to engage children 👧🏻👦🏻 of different ages in purposeful plays ✂️📏📖📍🖍 🎨 Everyone of us had a fun bonding session. Having kept them fully entertained for hours, the only downside are the refusals of kids going to showers and changing out of their pjs 🤓 . . . #bagforfunbffsg #localdesigner #supermom #inspiringmom #motherhood

Boom Whackers! 🌈 #rainbowsounds #makingpreciousmemories #tunedpercussion

The weather hasnt felt much like fall around here, but there are still some leaves changing colors. That means it is time for a fall nature scavenger hunt. How many of these items could you find where you live right now? I could probably find all of them in Michigan right now but there are only a handful of trees changing color. 🍂🍁 . . . #puremichigan #printable #learningthroughplay #preschool #earlylearning #kidsactivities #homeschool #totschool #prek #homeschooling #toddleractivities #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #sarajcreations #kindergarten #iteachk #playmatters #iteach #teacherspayteachers #teachergram #kindergartenteacher

✨ NEW ✨ I’ve been a tad quiet but very busy designing & making a mess... Then waiting for the perfect ☀️ sunny days to exposure my screens & now pretty much getting myself and anything near me covered in ink. 🌻 The “Lil Nature Lover” is the first of 6 new designs I will be taking to the makers market next Sunday at @scenicworld_aus 💕 I will be there with @missmomoheartfeltcreations 👇⠀ ⠀ 🍄🌿 I’ve reserved a few as pre-orders for my internet friends which will go live at... ✨✨7pm Tonight ✨✨⠀ ⠀ 🌿 All 100% organic cotton GOTS certified ⠀ 🤝Fair Trade⠀ ❤️Designed & hand printed by me... using eco friendly inks 🤓⠀ ⠀ This one is natural colour will also be available in grey & as a sweatshirt ✨🌿❤️

When it was time for outdoor play, JW (right) ran straight to the blocks. He was the architect, leading his classmates and showing them how they needed to connect the blocks. BS and HM, helped him carry out his ideas. When it was complete, JW eagerly ran towards the teachers to proudly show us what they had built. “Look! It’s the Empire [State] Building!” #earlychildhood #education #prek #preschool #play #playmatters #teacherlife #learningthroughplay #teacher #learnwithplay #teaching #teachers #kids #children #school #prekindergarten #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #blocks #builders

I absolutely love this but am not sure I can pull it off. I am crafty but not really very artistic. I plan to make it on plastic like a stencil so that it can be reused. Thanks for the inspiration @new_tots_old_tricks

School Holiday Workshops are filling up for week two! These gorgeous blobimals are created by finding shapes around our malls and then turned into whatever the imagination can dream up. This class is a good one for kids with unlimited imagination, who can see the most amazing things in the weirdest places! This class is from 1pm on Thursday, 4th October. $75 per person and they get to take home their own artwork, as well as their Visual Art diary with all their sketches, which they can continue to create at home. #schoolholidayprogram #blobimals #createdfromtheimagination #sketchandpaint #atfaire

Working on plus 10 and minus 10 with bundles of 10

Setting up our sensory rice for Green Leaves Early Learning Childcare in Warner today! #openday #childdevelopment #makingrainbows

Peekaboo! 🎅 Christmas is just around the corner!⠀ ⠀ (Okay, so maybe not *just*, but I know lots of amazing organised friends starting to get things sorted, so just thought we’d pop in and remind you we have Afterpay and $10 shipping in Australia! And of course we ship everywhere else, too 😀. Currently organising awesome shipping deals for our US customers, too! Hold tight!)⠀ ⠀ These are our colourful fabric playhouses. Pop them over a card table for instant imaginative play wherever you are 😊 🏡. ⠀ ⠀ 💚 ⠀ #thefreckledfrog #ohheymama #teachersofinstagram #kids #creativekids #toys #learningthroughplay #learningisfun #melbournemums #imaginativeplay #giftideas #mumlife #playtime #playmatters #kidsrooms #toddler #giftsforkids #shopsmall #fun #smallbusinesslove #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #montessori #montessoritoys #reggioinspired #reggioemilia #constructiontoys #woodentoys #supportsmallbusiness #educationaltoys

HANDHELD ZOETROPE 🤲🏻🔄🔴 • Made this simple #diytoy zoetrope for Spike with nothing but a skewer, foam beads, and a piece of lightweight chipboard. When she spins it the little red dot bounces up and down (we chose the dot for #steamkidschallenge and #dotday.) • For anyone who might not know what a zoetrope is, it’s an early pre-film form of animation circa early 1800s. Usually it works with a light in the middle, originally a candle, and the slats along the sides more upright so that you view the animation through them. The way Spike was using it, with the slays flat out to the side, is more like an even earlier form of animation called a phenakistiscope, but we’re calling it a zoetrope anyway since it’s more well known. • Spike liked spinning it, and was more entranced by the shadows it made than the ball jumping up and down. So it goes! • • • • • • • • • #children #kids #teacher #preschool #toddler #earlychildhood #learningisfun #learningthroughplay #learnthroughplay #playschool #childhoodunplugged #earlylearning #letthembelittle #kidsactivities #toddleractivities #papertoy #diykidstoy #animation #montessoriathome #earlychildhood #playmatters #instatoddler #preschoolathome #earlylearning #teachersofinstagram #invitationtoplay #teachersfollowteachers #letthemplay

// SCHOOL HOLIDAYS // Hands up everyone whos excited about being on school holidays as of today?? Unfortunately, here in SA weve still got a whole week to go, so Im a tad jealous of all my fellow Aussies that are already enjoying their holidays #INeedARest 😴😴 . And for all the parents that have got a few extra kids running around at home for the next two weeks, and are wondering how on earth you are all going to make it through in one piece until the end of the holidays - Ive got you covered! . Ive created a 5 Day Sensory Play Challenge that begins next Monday, and is completely FREE! Ive included all the play recipes you will need, a list of suggested materials and of course five simple sensory play activities to do during the challenge! . All the activities have been designed for children aged 12 months and over, so toddlers, preschoolers AND school-aged children can join in! And even if you dont have school kids yet (like me!) you can still join in the fun with your littlies! . If you want to join in on the sensory play fun, head to the link in my bio to download your free challenge pack 💕 . What else have you got planned for the holidays? Let me know in the comments! 👇 #tpd_sensoryplaychallenge

The most we got in pictures, as I decided to be present in the forest most moments. This may be one of the last times we are in this bit of the forest, so familiar to our little walkers after around a year. We are moving to a new site soon to make way for redevelopment of this patch. 😢 ///My heart is full watching each child come into their own after months of doing this together and watching them overcome their difficulties, issues, and watching their friendships and fights bloom. ///3yr old SJ rushes to pick up Nat after he takes a tumble ///kids dont whine much when their parents are not too close by, Nat accomplishes more and gets a tremendous confidence boost which is apparent in his face! ///Nat so happy to watch the other kids handle the snail which he spotted since he was afraid and could identity and communicate his feeling. ///many more kids (and their mummies) beginning to go barefoot from beginning til end for 3h, skillfully and acutely aware of sharp twigs and the occasional glass. *Not without practice! ///the sub 2yr olds randomly hugging each other without as much as a split second of eye contact. Toddlers Hugging - A feat of incredible balance in itself! ///mummies sharing tips and tricks on conscious yet practical family life and parenting ///and putting it into practice (most times!) when our kids struggle up a rock or snatch something from another child and so on. Thank you @forestschoolsingapore for getting us started. It will be bitter sweet when our kids become ready for the weekly drop off at forest school ❤️

Look at the AMAZING fort my kinders made in the Outdoor Learning Space with the help of their 4th & 5th grade buddy class! The teamwork and communication was outstanding! I love our time playing and learning outside! So glad we can share it with other classes! Multi age play is amazing! #outdoorlearningspace #mrssauterskindergarten #kindergarten #tk #teachersofinstagram #learnthroughplay #play #playfullearning #playmatters #iteachk #iteachtk

-Farmer in the Dell-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dear Home Goods shoppers, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I apologize to all of you who were shopping 🛒 while my daughter sang 🎶 The Farmer in the Dell on repeat as we strolled around the store. This activity is the reason why 🤷‍♀️. And to those of you who sang along, you’re the really MVP 🥇! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now to all you moms, while your child might sing this song on repeat after this activity 🤣🤣 they will also get to run around the house and release some energy. For those of you who are stuck inside and are going a little stir crazy😜 this is PERFECT 👌! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We made this a scavenger hunt. I hid the animal 🐮🐷🐭 cards around the room and the kids had to find each one in order as we sang the song. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sandboxacademy #momlife #learningthroughplay #dailyparenting #kidsactivities #playmatters #invitationtoplay #earlylearning #toddleractivities #preschool #totschool #prek #homeschool #kindergarten #homeschooling #earlychildhoodeducation #nannylife #dadlife #homeschoolingideas

As part of our restock next week we will also be welcoming some beautiful new small world friends to the store, in the form of puzzle trees and some delightful animals from @mikheevmanufactory_ru - We are thrilled to be working with another wonderful family business to bring you some gorgeous pieces that will inspire imaginative and creative play for years to come. 🍃

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