Learning through Play

The home of easy to set up play ideas! Browse a range of activities that are simple to create and often use the stuff you already have lying around your house! These activities are all created with communication development in mind, so be sure to join in with your little one and foster some conversation.

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Why I let my kids play with tools

Why I let my kids play with tools

⚠️How risky?⚠️We don't tend to associate tools with preschoolers. Naturally - we tend to think "err no - they'll stab their eyes out and wreck my home - they can...
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Embracing Messy Play Indoors

Embracing Messy Play Indoors

⚠️HOT TIP⚠️We pull out water play every day without fail. Come rain or shine. Kids love it, it keeps them occupied for ages plus I know they're learning HEAPS from...
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Easy way to keep your baby busy

Easy way to keep your baby busy

Tummy time WIN.The more time our little ones spend on the floor completely free to move their bodies, the better.It can be tempting to want to plonk them into their...
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Water Play aways WINS!

Water Play aways WINS!

Water play always wins.It doesn’t have to be fancy. Kids love water play and there’s nothing better for these hot summer days.I’m not joking when I say I’ve set this...
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Simple Play Idea: Dandelion Lions

Simple Play Idea: Dandelion Lions

Dandelions are EVERYWHERE at the moment and kids sure do give you a new appreciation for them. We love spotting their sunny, yellow heads when we're out and about, or...
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Craft a Christmas Decoration

Craft a Christmas Decoration

Could you?It's nothing the vacuum can't fix!Let your kids go wild with glitter this festive season. It's such a fun resource and there's no better time to explore it.We made...
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Christmas Tree Decorating

Christmas Tree Decorating

Yay or nay?!EACH TO THEIR OWN but I'm pretty passionate about Christmas being allllll about the kids. There's no part of the Christmas decorations that they're not allowed to touch...
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Cute Christmas Crafting

Cute Christmas Crafting

“Sparkling snowflakes in the making! ❄️🎄Crafting these pipe cleaner and bead snowflake decorations isn’t just about decking the halls—it’s a fun way to boost hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills...
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Play Ideas for around home

Play Ideas for around home

Play ideas.What I did at home all day with the (sick)2yo and the 4yo.Totally not spending hours coming up with elite play ideas - just moving the resources and getting...
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Normalising Body Talk with Children

Normalising Body Talk with Children

Bodies aren't taboo.Of course it's up to you how comfortable you feel talking to your child about bodily functions.My view is that bodies shouldn't be taboo, and that we should...
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Ready, Set, Go! Ramp Games for Language Development

Ready, Set, Go! Ramp Games for Language Development

Get your baby talking.👶Ramp games spark children’s interest because there’s so much anticipation!When will the ball drop?How fast will it roll?Where will it land?It’s the kind of thing they want...
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Easy Sensory Play Set-up

Easy Sensory Play Set-up

This kept them BUSY!!!!Providing hot AND cold temperatures an an extra sensory element for this water play really sparked my kids interest.I made the red water hot and the green...
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3 easy play ideas

3 easy play ideas

⬇️3 easy play ideas⬇️Sometimes us parents are just desperate for a couple of minutes to ourselves. We want our kids to play independently for a little bit but they're bored...
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The easiest sensory-play idea that you can do anywhere

The easiest sensory-play idea that you can do anywhere

What is sensory play?It's any play that stimulates the senses.Look no further than just getting outside.Finding time to get outside is an instant stress reliever for both you and your...
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How to help your toddler to recognise their name

How to help your toddler to recognise their name

Names are like symbols.Kids can recognise symbols before they can read.That's why they understand things like stop signs and the big 'm' of McDonald's long before they can actually decode...
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Are clothes holding back your child's development?!

Are clothes holding back your child's development?!

Wet feet ✅ cold hands ✅If clothes are child sized then they're made for play. A child's only job is to play, and explore, and get messy, and discover how...
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Our Packaging is Designed for Play

Our Packaging is Designed for Play

Reuse, repurpose, recycle. Flexiflasks aren't just fab to drink from, their packaging makes for an excellent posting tube, toy storage, rocket base, telescope, you name it!Let your child's imagination run...
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No time to set up Learning Activities

No time to set up Learning Activities

No time? Do this.Just involve your kids in what you're doing. Whether thar be cooking or laundry or dishes - just give them a role. You'd be surprised how much...
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Why our Children Thrive with Repetition

Why our Children Thrive with Repetition

You don't need new play ideas.I know. Sacrilege from an a play account. But what you're doing is enough and you probably have enough play ideas.I strive to candidly share...
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Rules I stick to at the Park

Rules I stick to at the Park

Are you holding your child back?!It can feel like we're helping when we're holding our child's hand for balance, helping them to climb and putting them on the top of...
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