April Month End Snapshots!
The children are playing with baking soda and vinegar. It's always interesting to see where the paint ends up - they are so creative with it! "For a small child there is no division between playing and learning, between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play." Penelope Leach
I would love to add this to our outdoor area. Its a mud kitchen. The children love to play in the mud and this is a great place for them to do so but in a more controlled setting.
Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers- pine cones and elastic bands
Set up a super-simple fine motor activity for kids using pine cones and elastic bands! Great for strengthening those little hand muscles for writing.
Loose Parts and Outdoor Play!
By Gaie...Guest Blogger In the 1970's architect Simon Nicholson coined the term 'loose parts' to describe materials that can be moved, stacked, lifted and carried in play as a way to promote creativity and critical thinking skills in young children. There is nothing new about loose parts! They have always been around, but only recently through further research has the true value of loose parts in child development become widely accepted and, in fact, necessary in childhood play. Loose parts…
This is great for mark making and lovely outdoor play on a hot day! So simple, no clean up! Fill up a trug with water, add mops, brushes, brooms, sponges, spray bottles. Sit back while your children play. Dipping their tools in and making marks all over the garden/pavement/shed. :)
Month End Snap Shots!
Here is a random collection of pictures taken over the month of October. The weather has been very cooperative giving us some lovely warm and dry days. That, along with the leaves, is quickly changing, and we will soon be truly 'stomping' in the mud! Enjoy... Thanks for 'stomping' by....
DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids
Summer is just around the corner and my kids live outside. With these DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids your backyard will be full of fun and adventure.