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Tag: early years


Ahhh winter! Tis the season to be germy! Thorough hand-washing does go a long was in helping little ones stay healthy but they aren’t always super keen to do it! Here’s a quick little hack you can try at home…


Here’s the thing, toddlers are BUSY. It is hard to set up a meaningful activity that they will give their full focus to. This is where this ‘sticky wall’ comes in: it’s engaging and a great way to boost fine Read more…


Meet Bonnie Scorer and her incredible crew of creatives from Canada. I have loved Make It Your Own from the moment I first created my own Instagram account, especially because the whole family are involved with the crafty video tutorials. Read more…


There are endless benefits to exposing children to the arts. Study after study cite the positive impact that exposure to the arts has on kids: increased community and school engagement, higher literacy levels, better fine motor skills, greater empathy, just to name a few. Never once have I seen a study saying that the arts don’t benefit kids!


When we lived in Canberra, we regularly visited Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles at the National Gallery of Australia. Inspired by this, we got very messy to make some Pollock inspired process art.


If you are short on time, or don’t want the fuss of a big set-up, this pre-writing activity is for you! It literally takes seconds to prep and clean-up.


Introducing Alison from Brisbane, Australia. Alison is a childcare educator who runs Toddler Activities at Home on Instagram. She lives with her two girls (aged 14 months and 2.10 years) and her husband, Dion. Alison and Dion are also owners Read more…


This whole sensory activity was inspired by the ‘treasure chest’ egg carton! Z (3.6 years) really loves to say ‘x marks the spot’ so we’ve gone slightly pirate themed …


Helping your toddler or preschooler learn to recognise their own name will certainly help them become more independent, especially if they are starting in a school setting soon. This play dough cake activity came off the back of our previously Read more…