Imaginative Role Play is an important part of early childhood development. As children engage in imaginative and dramatic play, they are developing a range of skills including oral language, cooperation and problem solving. Today I’d like to share a really engaging doctor themed imaginative play corner that I set up for my toddler!
There’s something totally mesmerising about a glitter sensory bottle! They make the perfect sensory play material for little learners of all ages and are great for taking time to cool down in the classroom. They are so easy to make with just a few simple materials, most of which you probably already have!
I often get emails from educators and parents who want to start art with their Little Learners…but they aren’t sure where to start or what materials to buy. There are SO many resources out there so today I want to share 10 of my favourite art and craft supplies for the early years!
Mathematics has always been one of my favourite subjects to teach in the early years classroom. There are so many opportunities to learn through hands-on activities! According to the Australian Curriculum, Foundation students should be able to subitise small collections of numbers and connect numeral names and quantities. Today I’d like to share some simple hands-on activities to help your children learn how to subitise.
Today I want to share a super simple play dough activity perfect for developing fine motor skills with toddlers and preschoolers. But first, I want to share a little story about how this activity came about.
There’s no doubt about it. Teachers LOOOOOVE Pinterest! During my first years as a teacher, I spent many loooong nights on Pinterest searching for teaching and learning inspo for my class. I remember coming across these amazing Alphabet Drawers and just knew that I needed a set for my own classroom! They are just perfect for storing little figures for each letter of the alphabet which can then be used for sorting and matching activities.