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Discovery Baskets - What, When, How and Why?

Discovery Baskets - What, When, How and Why?

If you’ve got a little one who is just starting to be more active and taking in more of the world around them - you might be thinking - well now what? What can I give you to play with? You are probably searching instagram hashtags or googling ‘Baby Play Ideas’.  As a first time mum I totally understand. Your baby is starting to notice more and they seem to be growing faster than ever, oh and they may even be rolling, commando crawling or sitting - and they want more to explore. Let me introduce you to a Discovery...

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Top Tips for Independent Play

Top Tips for Independent Play

Independent play isn’t something that will happen overnight or when they reach a certain age, it takes a bit of time! Here’s a few of my top tips if you’d like to get your children playing independently.   Let them be bored... sometimes! There is no need to entertain your children all the time with toys, invitations to play or screen time. Once they start to feel bored they will get creative and create their own fun! Over time this will develop their imagination, creativity and problem solving meaning they won't come to you for ideas as often.   Create...

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Sensory Play Part 2 - What to do and when?

Sensory Play Part 2 - What to do and when?

Now you've read Part 1 of our sensory series (click here if you haven't) and you're feeling ready to give this a go you need some ideas. Here I've put together some ideas on sensory bases and what ages are the best for. Big disclaimer up front, these are broad generalisations of age and development. Only *you* know your kid. Only you know when they're done mouthing and when they are able to listen to instructions.  Water play is a great equaliser for kids of all age and you can use all sorts of things from you kitchen to make...

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When and How to Rotate Your Play Space

When and How to Rotate Your Play Space

This is a question we are often asked... I usually rotate our playspace every 2-4 weeks by observing how my children are playing.⁠ Some rotations last longer than others!   When should I be rotating our toys? ⁠Here's some things you can look out for in your child's play to know if your playspace might be due for a refresh!⁠   Now lets talk about that a little more...⁠ 1. If you're child usually plays well independently but they are relying on you to get their play started, needing invitations to play more often or want you there more it...

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