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Some days it helps me stay sane to remind myself that, in the not-too-distant future, my children will make recognizable things with @playdoh instead of just smooshing it all into mixed up blobs and demanding that I roll it into balls for them. 😅
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#lifewithtoddlers #momlife #craftykids #sorta #sensoryplay
Some days it helps me stay sane to remind myself that, in the not-too-distant future, my children will make recognizable things with @playdoh instead of just smooshing it all into mixed up blobs and demanding that I roll it into balls for them. 😅 . #lifewithtoddlers #momlife #craftykids #sorta #sensoryplay
Thank you so much Colorado River Women's Council Leadership Class of 2019 and the Bullhead City Community for working so hard to turn our dirt lot into a safe and FUN outdoor play area for all of our members! #WeAppreciateYou #MilemarkersFUN

Thank you Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and community members for coming out for this FUN Ribbon Cutting! 
Thank you Wells Fargo Bullhead Branch for taking a day and putting together our giant trampoline! 
We appreciate and value our Bullhead City Community! 💕 
#MilemarkersFUN #AbilitiesNotDisabilities #LakeHavasu #BullheadCity #Kingman #inclusion #DisabilityInclusion  #SeeTheAbleNotTheLabel #DisabilityIsNotInability 
#SpecialNeedsKid #SpecialNeedsParents #SpecialNeedsFamily
#Autism #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #AutismSpectrumDisorder 
#Apraxia 
#DownSyndrome 
#sensoryplay #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensoryfun #learnthroughplay
Thank you so much Colorado River Women's Council Leadership Class of 2019 and the Bullhead City Community for working so hard to turn our dirt lot into a safe and FUN outdoor play area for all of our members! #WeAppreciateYou #MilemarkersFUN Thank you Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and community members for coming out for this FUN Ribbon Cutting! Thank you Wells Fargo Bullhead Branch for taking a day and putting together our giant trampoline! We appreciate and value our Bullhead City Community! 💕 #MilemarkersFUN #AbilitiesNotDisabilities #LakeHavasu #BullheadCity #Kingman #inclusion #DisabilityInclusion #SeeTheAbleNotTheLabel #DisabilityIsNotInability #SpecialNeedsKid #SpecialNeedsParents #SpecialNeedsFamily #Autism #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Apraxia #DownSyndrome #sensoryplay #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensoryfun #learnthroughplay
At Coastal, we love a good sensory bin and messy play.  Sensory bins aren’t just fun, they’re an important part of any early childhood learning experience and play development. Children learn best when they can touch and feel something—sensory play provides opportunities for children to learn in meaningful ways.
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We know that children learn best with their eyes, ears, and hands. When kids can see, smell, touch, and even hear something – the learning experience is more meaningful to them, and therefore more effective, so sensory bins make perfect sense for both therapy and home play!
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Sensory play is open-ended, meaning there is no clearly defined outcome of playing with or exploring the materials inside the bin. With it being summer, we have been doing water-beads, water and even ice cube play! However, you can use rice, beans, cooked noodles, dry pasta, etc.!
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Children use their senses and creativity to explore the materials offered in a sensory bin on their own without the expectation of an end product. This makes it a great opportunity for all disciplines and home play! A child who struggles to express themselves with language, may explore a water bin for the first time and attempt to communicate how it feels. Oral-language development, functional play, peer interaction, creativity, overall sensory regulation with tactile input, fine motor coordination, bilateral coordination, etc., can all be addressed with sensory bins. What is your favorite thing to make a sensory bin with!?
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#coastaltherapyservices #mountpleasantsc #goosecreeksc #charleston #sensoryplay #sensorybinfun #sensory #tactileinput #ot #pt #slp
At Coastal, we love a good sensory bin and messy play. Sensory bins aren’t just fun, they’re an important part of any early childhood learning experience and play development. Children learn best when they can touch and feel something—sensory play provides opportunities for children to learn in meaningful ways. . . We know that children learn best with their eyes, ears, and hands. When kids can see, smell, touch, and even hear something – the learning experience is more meaningful to them, and therefore more effective, so sensory bins make perfect sense for both therapy and home play! . . Sensory play is open-ended, meaning there is no clearly defined outcome of playing with or exploring the materials inside the bin. With it being summer, we have been doing water-beads, water and even ice cube play! However, you can use rice, beans, cooked noodles, dry pasta, etc.! . . Children use their senses and creativity to explore the materials offered in a sensory bin on their own without the expectation of an end product. This makes it a great opportunity for all disciplines and home play! A child who struggles to express themselves with language, may explore a water bin for the first time and attempt to communicate how it feels. Oral-language development, functional play, peer interaction, creativity, overall sensory regulation with tactile input, fine motor coordination, bilateral coordination, etc., can all be addressed with sensory bins. What is your favorite thing to make a sensory bin with!? . . . . . #coastaltherapyservices #mountpleasantsc #goosecreeksc #charleston #sensoryplay #sensorybinfun #sensory #tactileinput #ot #pt #slp
I got to play with the Garden Dough Set this afternoon. Guess who it features...None other than Miss Abby Cadabby! The dough is made with flour and the accessories are made with the same amazing recycled milk jugs as all Green Toys. Ages 2+! There’s a set with Elmo too. #greentoys #elmo #abbycadabby #sesamestreet #playdough #flourdough #safeplaydoh #sensoryplay #toddleractivities #preschoolactivities #madeinamerica
Superkid got this chopstick practice toy at his 1st birthday & finally developed the skills & interest to play with it. We counted beans & put them in the bowl, developing cognitive & fine motor skills, & introducing tool use. Remember- choking hazards require constant supervision during play! #littlekidplay .
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#numbers #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #counting #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #chopsticks #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #finemotor
#education #tooluse #discovery #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation #asian #asianculture
Superkid got this chopstick practice toy at his 1st birthday & finally developed the skills & interest to play with it. We counted beans & put them in the bowl, developing cognitive & fine motor skills, & introducing tool use. Remember- choking hazards require constant supervision during play! #littlekidplay . . . . #numbers #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #counting #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #chopsticks #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #finemotor #education #tooluse #discovery #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation #asian #asianculture
We made chia seed parfaits today.
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The class has been using chia seeds in our mud kitchen for the last few weeks. °
They were very interested in thevtasture and were sun "baking" them into cupcakes.
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So decided to eat them. 😋 °
#kidscooking
#kidscook 
#thisiswhatlearninglookslike #playbased #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #playbasedlearning #playiswork #thisiswhyweplay #ece #preschool #preschooldays #preschoolactivities #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #letthekidsplay #letthechildrenplay #vancouverwa #vancouverwashington #childcare #eceactivities #childcare #childcareprovider #preschoolscience #kidscandoanything
We made chia seed parfaits today. ° The class has been using chia seeds in our mud kitchen for the last few weeks. ° They were very interested in thevtasture and were sun "baking" them into cupcakes. ° So decided to eat them. 😋 ° #kidscooking #kidscook #thisiswhatlearninglookslike #playbased #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #playbasedlearning #playiswork #thisiswhyweplay #ece #preschool #preschooldays #preschoolactivities #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #letthekidsplay #letthechildrenplay #vancouverwa #vancouverwashington #childcare #eceactivities #childcare #childcareprovider #preschoolscience #kidscandoanything
Senzorické hry v kombinacii s arteterapiou 🤩 špeci KidsCHAT pre Vaše deti 😇

#arteterapia #arttherapy #sensoryfun #sensoryplay #bodypainting #funatwork #chatkosice #kosice #slovakia #kids #preschooler #siblings
I filled up a inflatable sensorybin I bought on Wish, with gilatine and some small toy's 
#what2play2day #what2do2day #sensory #sensorybin #toddlerplayroom #sensoryplay #toddleractivities #keepingthembuisy #messyplay #pienderz #mienderz
If you ever get the chance to explore a forest, go do it! There are so many things to observe & learn about our natural environment (& pick up some litter along the way!). Make sure you're dressed appropriately & cover exposed skin to protect from mosquitos & ticks! #littlekidplay .
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#natural #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #nature #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #sensoryactivity #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #grossmotor
#education #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation
If you ever get the chance to explore a forest, go do it! There are so many things to observe & learn about our natural environment (& pick up some litter along the way!). Make sure you're dressed appropriately & cover exposed skin to protect from mosquitos & ticks! #littlekidplay . . . . #natural #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #nature #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #sensoryactivity #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #grossmotor #education #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation
Happy Taco Tuesday! 🌮 Our kiddos had fun exploring this sensory taco tray today! 
#sensoryplay #tacotuesday #everydayearlychildhood
So fun and hands on! Sensory activities are the best!  from @mothercould - 👆🏽WRITING BAG📝
Shout out to this sensory bag for getting Nicky (4.9) interested in writing. Seriously one of my favorite sensory bags I’ve ever made and still use it almost weekly 🙌🏻. If you didn’t see this before, it is for little ones getting exposure to writing skills✏️. •
Here’s the original caption that still brings me chills 🥰➡️Last week we went on vacation and on the airplane ✈️Nicky (4.5Y) wrote her name for the first time by herself. I nearly cried🤧. It was so significant because Nicky isn’t interested 🙅🏻‍♀️ in letters or anything that has to do with them. So when she wrote her name it was like validation that all these little activities we play at home are enough 🤗. PLAY IS ENOUGH 🌈
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👉🏼YOU’LL NEED:
-Gallon size freezer ziplock bag
-Hair gel (mine is from the dollar store)
-Food coloring
-Glitter
*Optional: Alphabet cards
👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS:
1️⃣Fill the ziplock bag with hair gel. The one I used was 14 oz. Any cheap hair gel works. 
2️⃣Add a couple drops of food coloring and glitter to the bag.
3️⃣Seal the bag leaving no air inside and mix very well until the color is fully blended. 
4️⃣Using strong tape (I use Gorilla tape), tape the top of the bag closed. Then tape the bag to the surface you’ll be using it on. 💡You can place the prompt card next to it like I show in the video or you can simply say, “can you write the letter A?”.
⚠️If you are going to try this with a baby, supervise very closely. The bag could tare and they will try to eat it 😝. #mothercould
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#montessori #preschool #sensoryplay #kidsactivities #earlylearning #teachermom #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #preschooler #iteachtoo #toddlerplay #sahm #homeschoolpreschool #homeschool #infancia #everydayplayhacks #playathome #montessoriathome #letthekids #letthemplay #babyplay #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #toddleractivities #kindergarten  #playbasedlearning #busytoddler #diy #etkinlik
So fun and hands on! Sensory activities are the best! from @mothercould - 👆🏽WRITING BAG📝 Shout out to this sensory bag for getting Nicky (4.9) interested in writing. Seriously one of my favorite sensory bags I’ve ever made and still use it almost weekly 🙌🏻. If you didn’t see this before, it is for little ones getting exposure to writing skills✏️. • Here’s the original caption that still brings me chills 🥰➡️Last week we went on vacation and on the airplane ✈️Nicky (4.5Y) wrote her name for the first time by herself. I nearly cried🤧. It was so significant because Nicky isn’t interested 🙅🏻‍♀️ in letters or anything that has to do with them. So when she wrote her name it was like validation that all these little activities we play at home are enough 🤗. PLAY IS ENOUGH 🌈 • 👉🏼YOU’LL NEED: -Gallon size freezer ziplock bag -Hair gel (mine is from the dollar store) -Food coloring -Glitter *Optional: Alphabet cards 👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS: 1️⃣Fill the ziplock bag with hair gel. The one I used was 14 oz. Any cheap hair gel works. 2️⃣Add a couple drops of food coloring and glitter to the bag. 3️⃣Seal the bag leaving no air inside and mix very well until the color is fully blended. 4️⃣Using strong tape (I use Gorilla tape), tape the top of the bag closed. Then tape the bag to the surface you’ll be using it on. 💡You can place the prompt card next to it like I show in the video or you can simply say, “can you write the letter A?”. ⚠️If you are going to try this with a baby, supervise very closely. The bag could tare and they will try to eat it 😝. #mothercould . . . #montessori #preschool #sensoryplay #kidsactivities #earlylearning #teachermom #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #preschooler #iteachtoo #toddlerplay #sahm #homeschoolpreschool #homeschool #infancia #everydayplayhacks #playathome #montessoriathome #letthekids #letthemplay #babyplay #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #toddleractivities #kindergarten #playbasedlearning #busytoddler #diy #etkinlik
We found this wooden castle on the curb in our neighbourhood last fall & finally got to finish it & play w/ it. Superkid loves sitting in his fort by the forest. It sparks imagination & exploration of nature. I can't get him to come inside! #littlekidplay .
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#natural #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #nature #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #sensoryactivity #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #grossmotor #exploration #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation
We found this wooden castle on the curb in our neighbourhood last fall & finally got to finish it & play w/ it. Superkid loves sitting in his fort by the forest. It sparks imagination & exploration of nature. I can't get him to come inside! #littlekidplay . . . . #natural #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #nature #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #sensoryactivity #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #grossmotor #exploration #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation
Some of our recent Baby Development Course Graduates after spending 6 fun filled weeks learning baby massage, yoga, sign language, calming holds and tummy time techniques, with lots of sensory activities too!
New courses starting soon at Sherfield Park and Chineham Village Hall.

Suitable from birth - will your baby be one of our next Graduates?! Book online at www.totsplay.co.uk/basingstoke

#babydevelopment #babymassage #babysignlanguage #babyyoga #sensoryplay #newparent #playtime #totsplay #babylife #newborn #babydevelopmentcourse #graduation #babyclass #basingstoke
Some of our recent Baby Development Course Graduates after spending 6 fun filled weeks learning baby massage, yoga, sign language, calming holds and tummy time techniques, with lots of sensory activities too! New courses starting soon at Sherfield Park and Chineham Village Hall. Suitable from birth - will your baby be one of our next Graduates?! Book online at www.totsplay.co.uk/basingstoke #babydevelopment #babymassage #babysignlanguage #babyyoga #sensoryplay #newparent #playtime #totsplay #babylife #newborn #babydevelopmentcourse #graduation #babyclass #basingstoke
Got some unpopped popcorn kernels for Superkid's sensory box. He doesn't mouthe toys anymore so I felt that he was ready for this material. Remember, small objects like this need constant supervision throughout playtime due to choking hazard! #littlekidplay .
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#sensory #toddler #playtime #preschool #educational #corn #activityideas #programplanning #learning #play #learnthroughplay #kids #sensoryactivity #preschoolgames #sensoryplay #finemotor #playtimewithbaby #earlychildhoodeducation
I love surprising Carlee with something new when she wakes from a nap. She's been playing with her 🍨 ice cream shop all afternoon and evening. It was such an easy sensory play to put together.
I love surprising Carlee with something new when she wakes from a nap. She's been playing with her 🍨 ice cream shop all afternoon and evening. It was such an easy sensory play to put together.
I’m so excited to be back in @mothercareuk with my fantastic How to Play With Your New Baby workshop. This workshop is a taster of our 6 week Baby Development Course, suitable from birth and is completely Free to those who go on to book one of our Baby Development Courses (the workshop is £5 otherwise) 
Reserve your space online today!

#babydevelopment #babymassage #babyyoga #babysignlanguage #sensoryplay #newparent #playtime #tummytime #totsplay #babylife #babyclass #basingstoke #mothercare
Sensory Bottles

These have quickly become a very popular #invitationtoplay in our studio space. Children of all ages have been extremely curious watching, rolling, exploring, and asking excellent questions. Don't you just love when an activity prompts great conversation? I do!⁣
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From a teaching standpoint, sensory bottles are a great tool to help kids self-regulate their emotions and/or responses to stress or anxiety. Their mesmerizing aspect offers a calming effect, bringing focus back to one place, serving as a momentary break from whatever is going on around a child. The slow movement of glitter, googly eyes, pearler beads, water beads, etc. falling and moving, or the separation of liquids, provides such a relaxing visual stimulus even to adults!⁣
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I have loved watching how beneficial these sensory bottles have been helping children transition into our art space. Shaking, swirling and even rolling, the bottles can be contagiously fun and captivating. ⁣
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Our sensory space is inviting and so many students immediately gravitate toward these colorful bottles. It has been a wonderful tool to begin conversation, letting an unsure child slowly transition in and experience something fun and new right off the bat. They can simply stand and watch or manipulate the bottle themselves.⁣
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Sensory bottle can also be called "calm down" bottles just for this reason. In times of stress or anxiety, a calming experience like playing with a sensory bottle can provide a secure break from triggers and offer a tool for self-regulation. Surprisingly, occupational therapists often use them in their practice to help children decompress or manage emotion. ⁣
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After seeing the awesome interest and benefit they have brought to the studio, I plan to make more and rotate them each week.⁣
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If you are wondering about the bottle itself... It is a hard plastic water bottle purchased in store from @walmart for .99 cents. Each bottle has a different filler that causes different effects; water/glue, water/hair gel, water/oil, etc. Then various glitters, beads, and fun loose parts go in too, to keep things interesting! Then the top is glued tightly with a hot glue gun.
Sensory Bottles These have quickly become a very popular #invitationtoplay in our studio space. Children of all ages have been extremely curious watching, rolling, exploring, and asking excellent questions. Don't you just love when an activity prompts great conversation? I do!⁣ ⁣ From a teaching standpoint, sensory bottles are a great tool to help kids self-regulate their emotions and/or responses to stress or anxiety. Their mesmerizing aspect offers a calming effect, bringing focus back to one place, serving as a momentary break from whatever is going on around a child. The slow movement of glitter, googly eyes, pearler beads, water beads, etc. falling and moving, or the separation of liquids, provides such a relaxing visual stimulus even to adults!⁣ ⁣ I have loved watching how beneficial these sensory bottles have been helping children transition into our art space. Shaking, swirling and even rolling, the bottles can be contagiously fun and captivating. ⁣ ⁣ Our sensory space is inviting and so many students immediately gravitate toward these colorful bottles. It has been a wonderful tool to begin conversation, letting an unsure child slowly transition in and experience something fun and new right off the bat. They can simply stand and watch or manipulate the bottle themselves.⁣ ⁣ Sensory bottle can also be called "calm down" bottles just for this reason. In times of stress or anxiety, a calming experience like playing with a sensory bottle can provide a secure break from triggers and offer a tool for self-regulation. Surprisingly, occupational therapists often use them in their practice to help children decompress or manage emotion. ⁣ ⁣ After seeing the awesome interest and benefit they have brought to the studio, I plan to make more and rotate them each week.⁣ ⁣ If you are wondering about the bottle itself... It is a hard plastic water bottle purchased in store from @walmart for .99 cents. Each bottle has a different filler that causes different effects; water/glue, water/hair gel, water/oil, etc. Then various glitters, beads, and fun loose parts go in too, to keep things interesting! Then the top is glued tightly with a hot glue gun.
So many design layouts for Emergency City collection. The hospital would be an awesome creative corner in a waiting room. You can purchase with or without the sound buttons for quiet play. ⠀
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So many design layouts for Emergency City collection. The hospital would be an awesome creative corner in a waiting room. You can purchase with or without the sound buttons for quiet play. ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ * #hospitaldecor #hospital #hospitalwaitingroom #kidscorner #easydiy #instagramplay #ilovedecotale #brightcorner #sensory #sensoryplay #officecorner #officewall #doctorsoffice #doctorsofficedecor #pediatrician #pediatricianofficedecor #imagination #walldesign #walldecal #wallfabric #instalove #waitingroom #diyroomdecor
Felt food for your little ones pretend summer picnics🥕🍉🥑🍦🥚 #pretendplay #playfood #sensoryplay #hopelearningtoys #etsy
The cats outta the bag... our collaboration with @tylerstreasuresshop 
#1 The TAKE ME WITH YOU playmat 
With an orange swirl satin for a sensory stimulation and interactive ribbon for use during tummy-time, it’s perfect for play. 
Out and about but don’t want your little one to play anymore? Flip the mat to reveal blue on the other side! Blue is a calming colour, and calm is conductive to sleep. 
Use code RICHTERKIDS18 fora 15% discount 
With each of our prouducts purchased $1 from every order being donated to PANDA! PANDA (perinatal anxiety and depression Australia) supports women, men, and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. 
#collaborations #playmat #handmade #baby #sensoryplay #tummytime
The cats outta the bag... our collaboration with @tylerstreasuresshop #1 The TAKE ME WITH YOU playmat With an orange swirl satin for a sensory stimulation and interactive ribbon for use during tummy-time, it’s perfect for play. Out and about but don’t want your little one to play anymore? Flip the mat to reveal blue on the other side! Blue is a calming colour, and calm is conductive to sleep. Use code RICHTERKIDS18 fora 15% discount With each of our prouducts purchased $1 from every order being donated to PANDA! PANDA (perinatal anxiety and depression Australia) supports women, men, and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. #collaborations #playmat #handmade #baby #sensoryplay #tummytime
The most perfect little basket for collecting all the goods from the garden 💫@littlemerchants_
📷 @dusty.skye
The most perfect little basket for collecting all the goods from the garden 💫@littlemerchants_ 📷 @dusty.skye
Bloom specially handcrafted parachutes are a real sensory experience #baby #babyplayingtime #babylove #sensory #sensoryplay #bondingwithbaby #bondingmoments #babydevelopment #babycute
We are super excited to be able to share a part of us in the term 3 toolkit @learningblocksaustralia .
We will be alongside other fabulous brands and resources in a school readiness kit designed to help prepare your child for school through fun, interactive and play based learning.
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Thoughtfully and carefully put together with the aim to develop the 'whole' child.
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Pre-order now  @learningblocksaustralia before Sunday June 23 and save!!
We are super excited to be able to share a part of us in the term 3 toolkit @learningblocksaustralia . We will be alongside other fabulous brands and resources in a school readiness kit designed to help prepare your child for school through fun, interactive and play based learning. . Thoughtfully and carefully put together with the aim to develop the 'whole' child. . Pre-order now @learningblocksaustralia before Sunday June 23 and save!!
Dinosaur small world sensory tray play!

I have loved setting up dinosaur small world play recently! For this one I placed a variety of different materials in the tray to explore with the dinosaurs - dried pearl barley, wooden logs, crepe paper, felt, corrugated cardboard, shells and leaves. This play promotes learning dispositions such as creativity and curiousity and opportunities to use imagination in many varied ways through unhurried unstructured play.

Some learning focuses:

2-3 year old milestone - Engage in making believe and pretend play and imitate rhythms and animal movements

Exploring through the senses and responding verbally and non verbally

Develop dispositions for learning e.g. curiosity, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm and imagination -Manipulate the dinosaur figurines and other materials to experiment with cause and effect, trial and error and motion

Express own ideas and respond to ideas from others as well as use language and engage in play to  imagine and create roles, scripts and ideas. Explore aspects of identity through role play.

Use play to investigate, project and explore new ideas and show a growing appreciation for natural and constructed environments - use sensory capabilities and dispositions with increasing integration, skill and purpose to explore and respond

#waldorf #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoriinspired #openendedtoys #openendedplay #invitationtoplay #learningthroughplay #play #learn #playbasedlearning #earlychildhoodeducation  #toddlerplay #childcare #playideas #childhoodunplugged #earlylearning #learnathome #earlyyears #earlychildhoodeducation #toddleractivity #everydayplayhacks  #sensoryplay #homeschoolaustralia #preschoolathome #eylf #dinosaurs #pretendplay #aussiemum #aussiekids #earlylearning #kmartplaytray
Dinosaur small world sensory tray play! I have loved setting up dinosaur small world play recently! For this one I placed a variety of different materials in the tray to explore with the dinosaurs - dried pearl barley, wooden logs, crepe paper, felt, corrugated cardboard, shells and leaves. This play promotes learning dispositions such as creativity and curiousity and opportunities to use imagination in many varied ways through unhurried unstructured play. Some learning focuses: 2-3 year old milestone - Engage in making believe and pretend play and imitate rhythms and animal movements Exploring through the senses and responding verbally and non verbally Develop dispositions for learning e.g. curiosity, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm and imagination -Manipulate the dinosaur figurines and other materials to experiment with cause and effect, trial and error and motion Express own ideas and respond to ideas from others as well as use language and engage in play to imagine and create roles, scripts and ideas. Explore aspects of identity through role play. Use play to investigate, project and explore new ideas and show a growing appreciation for natural and constructed environments - use sensory capabilities and dispositions with increasing integration, skill and purpose to explore and respond #waldorf #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoriinspired #openendedtoys #openendedplay #invitationtoplay #learningthroughplay #play #learn #playbasedlearning #earlychildhoodeducation #toddlerplay #childcare #playideas #childhoodunplugged #earlylearning #learnathome #earlyyears #earlychildhoodeducation #toddleractivity #everydayplayhacks #sensoryplay #homeschoolaustralia #preschoolathome #eylf #dinosaurs #pretendplay #aussiemum #aussiekids #earlylearning #kmartplaytray
Car wash station! We got my car washed the other day, which is a big deal because that rarely happens! Bebe has been talking about it ever since, so I decided to set her up a car wash station. I lined up several @greentoysinc vehicles and she had stations to spray, wash, rinse and dry them!
Car wash station! We got my car washed the other day, which is a big deal because that rarely happens! Bebe has been talking about it ever since, so I decided to set her up a car wash station. I lined up several @greentoysinc vehicles and she had stations to spray, wash, rinse and dry them!
PLAY 》I was inspired by @the.small.folk to make some fresh playdough yesterday as it is my littlest wildlings favourite past time at the moment.

She loves to sit and create cookies, cakes and people all morning long, only stopping for kai or a little play outside.

I love watching her little hands mould the dough into so many wonderful things. Her quiet voice ordering her cookies to bake quicker, her little nimble fingers opening and closing her play oven waiting impatiently for them to "cook". Below is the recipe I used from @the.small.folk. The addition of cinnamon is amazing, adding another level to the sensory experience. I also added a few drops of wild orange essential oil, and it makes your hands smell so delicious after playing with the dough ✨

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 Tb cooking oil
2 Tb cream of tartar
1 Tb cinnamon
Few drops wild orange EO
2 cups boiling water (you can add a couple drops of food colouring to the water aswell)

Add all dry ingrediants to a bowl and mix. 
Add cooking oil and essential oil.

Add boiling water and mix, mix, mix.

Once playdough is thoroughly mixed and has formed a dough, knead until soft 👌

Make a batch today and watch your little ones create x
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#playdough #nocookplaydough #naturalsolutions #slowliving #slowmornings #cinnamon #play #sensoryplay #imagination #twocoastscollective
PLAY 》I was inspired by @the.small.folk to make some fresh playdough yesterday as it is my littlest wildlings favourite past time at the moment. She loves to sit and create cookies, cakes and people all morning long, only stopping for kai or a little play outside. I love watching her little hands mould the dough into so many wonderful things. Her quiet voice ordering her cookies to bake quicker, her little nimble fingers opening and closing her play oven waiting impatiently for them to "cook". Below is the recipe I used from @the.small.folk. The addition of cinnamon is amazing, adding another level to the sensory experience. I also added a few drops of wild orange essential oil, and it makes your hands smell so delicious after playing with the dough ✨ 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 Tb cooking oil 2 Tb cream of tartar 1 Tb cinnamon Few drops wild orange EO 2 cups boiling water (you can add a couple drops of food colouring to the water aswell) Add all dry ingrediants to a bowl and mix. Add cooking oil and essential oil. Add boiling water and mix, mix, mix. Once playdough is thoroughly mixed and has formed a dough, knead until soft 👌 Make a batch today and watch your little ones create x . . . . . . . . #playdough #nocookplaydough #naturalsolutions #slowliving #slowmornings #cinnamon #play #sensoryplay #imagination #twocoastscollective
🌸 GIVEAWAY! 🌸
We have teamed up with amazing @cota_mom to offer " I can count quiet book" 
Entering is easy:
1) follow @montessori_activities and
@cota_mom
2) like this post 
3) tag a friend 🌈
BONUS ENTRIES: for every additional friend you tag (in separate comment) you get another chance to win! Enter as many times as you like. 🌈
Competition closes Sunday 10 am 6/23/19 (UTC−6) 🌈
Competition in Worldwide
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#montessori #preschool #earlylearning #invitationtoplay #toddleractivities #kidsactivities #playmatters #totschool #kidscraft  #prek 
#homeschoolingideas #busytoddler #kindergarten  #homeschoolpreschool #montessoriactivity #everydayplayhacks  #montessoriathome #sensoryplay #actividadesinfantiles #montessorikids
🌸 GIVEAWAY! 🌸 We have teamed up with amazing @cota_mom to offer " I can count quiet book" Entering is easy: 1) follow @montessori_activities and @cota_mom 2) like this post 3) tag a friend 🌈 BONUS ENTRIES: for every additional friend you tag (in separate comment) you get another chance to win! Enter as many times as you like. 🌈 Competition closes Sunday 10 am 6/23/19 (UTC−6) 🌈 Competition in Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . #montessori #preschool #earlylearning #invitationtoplay #toddleractivities #kidsactivities #playmatters #totschool #kidscraft #prek #homeschoolingideas #busytoddler #kindergarten #homeschoolpreschool #montessoriactivity #everydayplayhacks #montessoriathome #sensoryplay #actividadesinfantiles #montessorikids
🎨MESSY PAINT🎨
Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. - Mary Low Cook
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🌈This creative painting took place today at @kidspaceindoorplay with the hard work of all the creative minds that took part 🌈
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#messyplay #messypaint #messypainting #sensoryplay #indoorplayarea #busytoddlers #todslerfun #toddlermorning #dublinfirkids #painting #creativity #creativekids #creativemind #childdevelopment #earlychildhood #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning #exploring #colours #sunshine #happykids #funtimes
🎨MESSY PAINT🎨 Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. - Mary Low Cook .. .. 🌈This creative painting took place today at @kidspaceindoorplay with the hard work of all the creative minds that took part 🌈 . .. ... #messyplay #messypaint #messypainting #sensoryplay #indoorplayarea #busytoddlers #todslerfun #toddlermorning #dublinfirkids #painting #creativity #creativekids #creativemind #childdevelopment #earlychildhood #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning #exploring #colours #sunshine #happykids #funtimes
When you buy the New Edition Handee Band Exercise Kit, everything you need is included!🎉 Here's what's you'll get: 👉1  Handee Band (4 Feet long, 6 lb Resistance Band with Hand Prints printed on the band) 👉15 Handee Illustrated exercises with easy to follow 5-step directions 👉Reusable Dry Erase Handee Checklist to track progress 👉1 Dry Erase Handee Marker 👉1 Handee Band Spinner Board Game 👉16 Stickers of each Handee Band character, to have fun with when taking a break from exercise!
When you buy the New Edition Handee Band Exercise Kit, everything you need is included!🎉 Here's what's you'll get: 👉1 Handee Band (4 Feet long, 6 lb Resistance Band with Hand Prints printed on the band) 👉15 Handee Illustrated exercises with easy to follow 5-step directions 👉Reusable Dry Erase Handee Checklist to track progress 👉1 Dry Erase Handee Marker 👉1 Handee Band Spinner Board Game 👉16 Stickers of each Handee Band character, to have fun with when taking a break from exercise!
It’s been great fun in the meadow with the billy goats and the grumpy ol’ troll for our Market Harborough Beepers so far this week.
Don’t forget no Kibworth classes this term, nor Great Oxendon this week!
Back in Great Bowden on Friday though 🐐 🌸
#marketharboroughmums #marketharborough #marketharboroughmums #greatbowden #greatoxendon #kibworth #magicsprinkles #billygoats #babydevelopment #sensoryplay #babyclass #toddlerclass #harbslocal
We’ve been talking about Water this month. Today LIL giant friends did an experiment, WATER and OIL. We mixed them and observed how they separated. After the experiment, we changed it into a sensory activity. We spread it on the tray and felt it with hands. #waterexperiment #waterandoil #sensoryplay #sensoryactivityfortoddler .
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#koreandaycare #montessori #koreanlaguage #kids #hillsboro #pdxworkingmom #workingmom #learningkorean #한국어배우기 #한인회 #kidscraft #어린이만들기 #momteacher #엄마선생님 
#koreandaycarecenter #artandcraft #pdxkids #activitiesfortoddlers #activitiesforkids #halfkoreanbaby #halfkoreanhalfwhite #어린이활동 #어린이 #kidshandsonactivities
We’ve been talking about Water this month. Today LIL giant friends did an experiment, WATER and OIL. We mixed them and observed how they separated. After the experiment, we changed it into a sensory activity. We spread it on the tray and felt it with hands. #waterexperiment #waterandoil #sensoryplay #sensoryactivityfortoddler . . . . . . . #koreandaycare #montessori #koreanlaguage #kids #hillsboro #pdxworkingmom #workingmom #learningkorean #한국어배우기 #한인회 #kidscraft #어린이만들기 #momteacher #엄마선생님 #koreandaycarecenter #artandcraft #pdxkids #activitiesfortoddlers #activitiesforkids #halfkoreanbaby #halfkoreanhalfwhite #어린이활동 #어린이 #kidshandsonactivities
Now I don’t know about you, but with my two boys a simple set of animals bring minutes of entertainment, approx enough time for a hot coffee and a biscuit all to myself if I am lucky! Hasn’t Finley got the cutest little set up with our farm animals right here!  These ones and sooooo many other varieties are online now in our ‘Animal Play’ section! Tell me which ones are your fave? .
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Thanks for such a gorgeous capture @finleyandmama 🌻 .
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#farm #farmanimals #animalplay #animalfigures #nestlingandnook #wildrepublic #handsonplaytime #sensoryplay #openendedplay #sensorytub #imaginativeplaytime #imaginationsrunwild #invitationtoplay #rainydayactivities #playislearning #preschoolactivities #playbasedlearning
Now I don’t know about you, but with my two boys a simple set of animals bring minutes of entertainment, approx enough time for a hot coffee and a biscuit all to myself if I am lucky! Hasn’t Finley got the cutest little set up with our farm animals right here! These ones and sooooo many other varieties are online now in our ‘Animal Play’ section! Tell me which ones are your fave? . . . Thanks for such a gorgeous capture @finleyandmama 🌻 . . . #farm #farmanimals #animalplay #animalfigures #nestlingandnook #wildrepublic #handsonplaytime #sensoryplay #openendedplay #sensorytub #imaginativeplaytime #imaginationsrunwild #invitationtoplay #rainydayactivities #playislearning #preschoolactivities #playbasedlearning
I’m absolutely positive he will have his home address and phone number memorized before kindergarten.. Great Job Lonzo! 👏🏽💡 #LatePost  #qualitychildcare #suisuncity #fairfieldca #suisunca 📌#bayarea #bayareadaycare #norcal #vacaville  #Oakland #Sacramento #vallejo #solanocounty #daycare 🔤 #daycarelife 💕 #inhomedaycare 🏡 #suisunchildcare #fairfieldchildcare #outdoorplay #nutritiousmeals 🍊 #sensoryplay 💫 #artsandcrafts 🎨 #music 🥁 🎶 #dance 🕺#licensedchildcareprovider 👤 #LFCC 🖍
I’m absolutely positive he will have his home address and phone number memorized before kindergarten.. Great Job Lonzo! 👏🏽💡 #LatePost #qualitychildcare #suisuncity #fairfieldca #suisunca 📌#bayarea #bayareadaycare #norcal #vacaville #Oakland #Sacramento #vallejo #solanocounty #daycare 🔤 #daycarelife 💕 #inhomedaycare 🏡 #suisunchildcare #fairfieldchildcare #outdoorplay #nutritiousmeals 🍊 #sensoryplay 💫 #artsandcrafts 🎨 #music 🥁 🎶 #dance 🕺#licensedchildcareprovider 👤 #LFCC 🖍
Are there little hands in your life that have a difficult time remaining still? 🤔
An assortment of fidgets can help keep those little hands occupied, so they can focus on the task to be completed! 🙌🏻
Easily available (most were purchased at @dollartree), these little pals are sure to be a lifesaver! 💃🏻 #fidgets #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pediatricoccupationaltherapist #dollartreefinds #finemotorplay #sensoryplay #kids #playtimefun
Penguin slip and slide
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How hard is it to get motivated when you are ill, and trying to still keep up with your little ones?
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We have a bit of an ocean theme going this week. Mason has been enthralled with some David Attenborough documentaries about all the different water habitats and the animals that live there. He had great fun sliding the penguins through the 'waves' and 'ice', and washing them in the 'sea'. .
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I haven't been well this week, which has really slowed me down, and led to some very fuzzy headed moments. One of those many moments was when I quickly grabbed some shaving foam that was on sale as I walked past it, only to get home and realise it's not foam, it's shaving GEL. But I think it turned out alright anyway, we found something to do with it, and the gel foamed up heaps once the water mixed in!! I'm not the only one who makes silly mistakes when I'm tired, right?
Penguin slip and slide 🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊🐧🌊 How hard is it to get motivated when you are ill, and trying to still keep up with your little ones? . . We have a bit of an ocean theme going this week. Mason has been enthralled with some David Attenborough documentaries about all the different water habitats and the animals that live there. He had great fun sliding the penguins through the 'waves' and 'ice', and washing them in the 'sea'. . . I haven't been well this week, which has really slowed me down, and led to some very fuzzy headed moments. One of those many moments was when I quickly grabbed some shaving foam that was on sale as I walked past it, only to get home and realise it's not foam, it's shaving GEL. But I think it turned out alright anyway, we found something to do with it, and the gel foamed up heaps once the water mixed in!! I'm not the only one who makes silly mistakes when I'm tired, right?
All smiles, and messy hands up, as we hosted a private play session last week at the @craftmnl studio! We had lots of paint smooshing, water play, digging and painting, as we carried over the Filipino Fiesta theme for these wonderful mommy (and daddy) friends and their little ones.

Thank you for playing with us! We hope to see you again at one of our sessions!
All smiles, and messy hands up, as we hosted a private play session last week at the @craftmnl studio! We had lots of paint smooshing, water play, digging and painting, as we carried over the Filipino Fiesta theme for these wonderful mommy (and daddy) friends and their little ones. Thank you for playing with us! We hope to see you again at one of our sessions!
The kids loved this activity from @purpletwig. It was the perfect experience for our preschool kids today! 💜💙 It hit on so many of our  play based experiences like;

Sensory Play: mixing shaving cream with glue for our puffy paint

Numeracy and Math Skills: counting our candles.

Color identification: asking questions like what colors are on our cakes?

And of course Creativity:  Letting the kids choose exactly how they wanted to design, build, and craft their beautiful works of art.
The kids loved this activity from @purpletwig. It was the perfect experience for our preschool kids today! 💜💙 It hit on so many of our play based experiences like; Sensory Play: mixing shaving cream with glue for our puffy paint Numeracy and Math Skills: counting our candles. Color identification: asking questions like what colors are on our cakes? And of course Creativity: Letting the kids choose exactly how they wanted to design, build, and craft their beautiful works of art.