Last week at a playgroup, my daughter spent a long time in the play kitchen area doing the washing up! She collected dishes, pretended to rinse them under a tap and then popped them away in the toy kitchen cupboards. This might not strike you as odd or interesting at first but you see, my … Continue reading The power of imitation; how to teach a young child to write!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and although it is traditionally a time to celebrate your love for your partner, it is also an opportunity to celebrate your love for your children. Before having children I could not have imagined the unconditional, all-encompassing love that I would feel; it is like no other, I am sure … Continue reading Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet …and so are you!
Today my daughter was playing with play dough at the kitchen table while I was making dinner, every now and then I joined in with her and then went back to cooking. She absolutely loves play dough and I will make sure to cover some play dough ideas soon! But it isn’t about play dough … Continue reading Never trust a quiet toddler… 5 activities for experimenting with filling and pouring!
P…p…p…pick up a triangle! 5 activities to teach children about shapes!
Playgroups are a paradise for young children; unstructured, free play and lots of other children to play with… and it’s a win for grown-ups too because after a morning of stimulation, those little ones are bound to be tired (hopefully!) But how can you tell if they are actually learning through play at playgroup?