Slime, oobleck, cloud doughs and the like are all popular fun for most children; they generally delight in the grossness and chance to get mucky. But if, like me, you have children who are reluctant to get their hands dirty, have a go at making out Autumn Oobleck to let them enjoy the sensory science... Continue Reading →
Looking for some easy fall fun for the little ones? We've found nine great pre-school activities in one bag of apples! Little Brother started pre school this month. I'm celebrating my two and a half hours of freedom three times a week but that does still leave us with a whole bunch of other time... Continue Reading →
I don't know why I waited so long to try tapioca pearls for sensory play. They were so easy to make, feel great and the investigation and learning it inspired in the children was lovely... I've spent years using the same set of water beads for sensory play. The children love them and they are... Continue Reading →
Whenever I'm stood looking out over Lake Michigan the sheer size of it blows me away. While logically I know it's a lake, my head can't quite accept that it's not the ocean. If it wasn't for the fact that there are no donkey's you'd quite believe you were at the seaside. Read on for... Continue Reading →
One of our prized possessions and most squabbled over 'toys' is an old fashioned manual whisk! It provides hours of entertainment both indoor and out. Read on for a guide to family fun for this hardworking utensil...
If your children are stood in room full of toys but are claiming they're bored consider some of these simple tricks to bring new life to their previously forgotten toys. Most children have a favorite TV show and often a collection of the merchandise to go with it. However, these character toys often don't have... Continue Reading →
It doesn't take much to convince me not to cut the grass but this is the perfect excuse! In the name of childhood fun put away the mower and give yourself a week off from the chore...
Sensory bins are one of the few things which keep my children playing independently for a solid hour. As such I'm all for them! Read on for a basic guide on how to create your own... A sensory bin is formed from any safe, tactile material which encourages children to play while engaging the senses.... Continue Reading →