Kids costumes for Halloween are so versatile and many are basically dress up clothes! Costumes are a great way for kids to really get into pretend play scenarios. Did you know that there are 100’s of kids dress up clothes… Read more
Author: Nicola J. Rowley It was 7:30pm and my two year-old was in his cot, ready to go to sleep. We’d already read three books together that night. Whilst I was out of the room trying to tidy away some… Read more
You came here for an answer to your question “what is guided play?” but you will leave with a lot more than just a simple answer. But to quickly and concisely answer the question, guided play is when parents, caregivers… Read more
Have you ever wondered why children in daycare and preschool settings spend the majority of the day on the playground or exploring in the classroom? Have you ever thought to yourself, my child is in ‘school,’ they should be in… Read more
The Nature Play Documentary is a must see for parents, educators and those interested in the future of our children. This film takes an in depth look at the differences in educational ideologies between Scandinavian countries and the US. I had the honor to see this film as it’s not…
Cardboard kids kitchens are a great eco-friendly and portable alternative to standard kids kitchen sets. Check out these premade ones, or if you are crafty, learn how to build your own cardboard kitchen set!
LEGO is one of the greatest toys for kids. These little plastic blocks help with language development, problem solving, cause and effect, mechanical skills, fine motor skills and so much more. I have always been a bit of a… Read more
There are definitely many do-it-yourself playdough recipes out there. I have tried both the cook and the no cooking required versions. After much experimenting, I have found that this is the best homemade playdough recipe! And the playdough lasts for… Read more