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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7 Reasons to Prioritise Messy Play

7 Reasons to Prioritise Messy Play

Beyond beneficial ⬇️Delving into messy play opens up a world of learning opportunities for our little ones. Here’s why it’s so crucial:🖐️Messy play encourages problem-solving skills as children navigate different...
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Save your recycling!

Save your recycling!

Egg cartons + multiples from nature = A recipe for so many play and learning opportunities.My kids LOVE collecting conkers, acorns or stones on our walks out in nature. They're...
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POV: You're not scared of messy play...

POV: You're not scared of messy play...

Cleaning hacks ⬇️⬇️I know that SO MANY OF US are loathed to do more messy play because we already have enough on our plates as parents and we don't want...
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Triggered by Mess?

Triggered by Mess?

Try THIS ⬇️If you're triggered by messy play, you're not alone. For many of us, chaos and disorder doesn't feel good in our own nervous system. Sometimes it's just who...
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18 month old milestones

18 month old milestones

Are milestones important? Milestones aren't everything. The world is a better place because everyone is different and on their own path - it's not feasible to suggest that EVERYONE should...
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Play Math

Play Math

It all adds up....There's a reason early childhood centres rotate the toys that are out and move them into different places regularl!Re-introducing and re-locating toys sparks a child's interest and...
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Support your Child's Scissor Skills

Support your Child's Scissor Skills

Easy hack for fine motor strength....Using scissors is one of those skills that is really helpful for kid's starting school - but did you know that scissor practice is also...
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DIY Car Wash

DIY Car Wash

Who's kid would LOVE this?!Tag a friend who's kid would go wild for this sort of play set up.🚘My kids are really into car wash play at the moment.🚓They pretend...
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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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