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DIY Light Table

I love light tables, there are so many wonderful and exciting activities you can do with them! I have seen posts of light tables being created from a table but I wanted to make my own that is light, easy to store away and doesn't take up too much room. It only takes 3 items and 5 minutes! Amazing right? So simple to put together, so I took photos along the way to share with you all.   First, you will need a storage container (preferably clear top and bottom), white tissue paper and a string of lights.  Then measure the lid and cut the tissue paper so it will fit tightly. Then sticky tape it to the inside of...

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5 Fun Ways to Use Alphabet Flash Cards

If you think flash cards are boring, then think again! Its all about being creative and engaging children with something that they enjoy. I created these beautiful watercolour flash cards because I love watercolour clipart and I wanted to share with you how we use them at home!     1. Sand Tray Writing Miss 2 loves this one as it adds sensory play to the activity. She always chooses the pink sand (it's her favourite) but you can use rice too! 2. High Five Letters (outdoors) I set up an obstacle course outside and Miss 2 follows it around, finding letters along the way. She stops and high fives the letter 3 times and says the sound.            ...

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Baby Sensory Play

As Taj has just hit 5 months, I have noticed a difference in his energy levels. He shows a lot more excitement, moves around more and is becoming an acrobat during mat sessions! As his key senses are rapidly developing and he is becoming more alert, it gets me very excited and so many sensory activities come to mind! I love simple ideas. I'm all about a quick and easy activity (doesn't necessarily have to be clean). What we often forget is kids LOVE to explore anything and everything!  How many times have you heard someone say "they only wanted to play with the wrapping paper or the box"?. Exactly! Who doesn't love scrunching and ripping paper, listening to the different...

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Name Practice

There are 3 important stages when teaching children their names. The first stage is recognition, children begin to learn the shape and pattern of their name. Next is spelling their name, followed by writing. There are so many activities to help develop these skills when it comes to name writing and as soon as I saw a post on Instagram, I had to create one just like it! I went to Bunnings and found this beautiful adhesive paper and some small hooks. Then went into Kmart to get a bamboo storage box (I like this one because it's nice and thick so it sits on the table without falling). Once I measured box I stuck the contact paper onto the back...

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Farm Visit

To celebrate Miss 2's best friends birthday we went for a visit to a farm. They had so much fun meeting the animals and going on a tractor ride! I believe farms teach children a range of skills and understanding of where food comes from, life cycles, life skills, responsibility, how to care for animals and exploring nature.    There was the most beautiful role play area in the theme of one of my favourite stories 'Three Little Pigs'. I sat there and watched as children played and I could hear "little pig little pig let me in" and "I'll huff and I'll puff". This made me so happy as I am such a lover of imaginative play.  The farm...

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