Continuing with the Easter theme we have been enjoying some finger gym activities over the last couple of days. Building and strengthening the muscles in children's fingers are essential for them to hold a pencil in the future, and for older children like Isabel it is important for them to keep exercising … [Read more...] about Easter Themed Finger Gym Activities
With Easter approaching (and this year it seems to be taking forever) we have been taking advantage of all the Easter themed items available to develop our mathematical thinking. I read a quote yesterday which said that to learn something new it takes between 100-200 repetitions but when it is done … [Read more...] about Easter Themed Maths Ideas
Role Play is one of our favourite things to do at home. We have spent hours and hours as different characters and in different scenarios and to be honest that ability to disappear into a different world has definitely helped Isabel through some lengthy hospital stays. Role play helps to support children … [Read more...] about 5 Quick and Easy Role Play Ideas
Valentine's day is arriving and there are hearts everywhere so I thought it would be a good way to incorporate some maths games and sensory play. We have had a lot of fun with these games and love is definitely in the air now! Sensory Tray Resources: Coloured rice, coloured oats, range of red items … [Read more...] about Valentine’s day special- maths and sensory play
Since the last blog I have been working pretty much full time so it has been hard to fit in all the normal day to day bits as well blogging, but luckily things are now back to normal and back to part time work so I get more time to explore games and try them out with the children. We have been having a … [Read more...] about Games for spellings and more phonics fun
It is that funny week between Christmas and New Year when nobody has a clue what day it is. We have also been in semi hibernation because of a chicken pox outbreak (it is very dangerous for Isabel to catch while she is still on treatment) so there have been lots of opportunities to play with Christmas … [Read more...] about Our Top 5 Accidentally Educational Fun Games!