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!
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.
Shopping for classroom furniture and decor can be SO expensive. But it doesn’t have to be when you can get a little crafty yourself! Today I am sharing my Kmart Train Table Hack which will turn your bland table into a multi-purpose piece of furniture for learning and play!
Today I’d like to share a beautiful ocean themed small world that my husband set up for our 2.5 year old! We recently got home from a wonderful week-long road trip down to Sydney and back to Brisbane. During our trip, we stopped and explored at many different beaches, but our favourite was at Coff’s Harbour. On our final afternoon, our toddler collected lots of coral, pebbles and other loose parts on the beach. We popped them in a bucket and brought them home, knowing they’d be great for some imaginative play!
If you know me, you know how much I love shopping for teaching and learning resources! It’s not unusual for me to scout for great deals even though I’m not in the classroom at the moment. My focus has now shifted slightly and now I am constantly shopping f(and buying!!) goodies to teach and learn with my 15 month old.