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Baby Play

Simple baby play ideas.

10 Days of Baby Play

This originally took the format of a 10 day Instagram course along with a subscriber exclusive e-book. To celebrate the recent branding overhaul, the newly revamped designed is now available. Just click on the link below to download.

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Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

Sian is the founder of Teach Investigate Play. She helps parents navigate the early years by providing meaningful and simple activities. She also owns 'Get Set Social Media' - a social media consultancy for small businesses. From the UK, now living in Vienna (via Australia). About page has more!

Toddler Play

Playful toddler ideas.

Shape Rescue

Every morning after breakfast, I set my youngest two children up with an activity. These are usually quick, no fuss set ups that are made with everyday items from around the house. Today we followed on from a previous ‘rescue Read more…

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Preschool Play

Preparing for School.

Pumpkin Picking!

Oh hi there! Me again sharing yet another pumpkin related activity. I just can’t seem to stop buying the decorative pumpkins from the florists here in Vienna but rest assured, they are being put to excellent use for dramatic play and activities. Our latest being this uppercase / lowercase match.

Hidden Letters

A letter reveal can be a really fun way of helping little learners with recognition. Whether it be name recognition, phonics or an uppercase / lowercase match, this activity can be applied in a whole host of different ways. Read on to find out how…

A Tree for all Seasons

I created this felt seasonal tree with the help of my eldest so that he could better understand the passing of the seasons. At the time, we were living in Australia where everything felt a little ‘topsy-turvey.’ Read on for some crafty inspiration…

Our Autumn Play Space

Whilst themes can be considered ‘naff’ to some, I actually think that acknowledging the passing of each season is a really important way of helping little ones understand the world around them. Z (now 3.8 years) has really started to Read more…