Toddler Play -2-3 years 25 months

  A roundup of Beans activities, from top to bottom, left to right. I have added links (affiliate) where possible if you would like to purchase the item 1) This is how Beans shelves look.  We are currently using an old tv unit which works pretty well, the shelves in the middle are for CD […]

Baby Play – 18 months

  Gosh I am finding it hard to believe that we are at 18 months already!  So as usual here are some of the things Toddler Bean has been exploring, from left to right, top to bottom.  1) Three favourite books of the month, Lulu’s holiday, It’s Mine and Who lives here.  Lulu’s holiday has been […]

Baby Play – 17 months

Some of the things Bean has been exploring this past month.  From left to right, top to bottom. A couple of books he particularly favoured, ‘I Like Books‘ and ‘Peepo.’ Peepo is an old classic, the pictures are so detailed, Bean loved pointing to all the familiar objects for me to name.  It also has […]

Baby Play 15 months – body parts

Baby Bean wants to know the names of everything at the moment and is especially interested in facial features.  In my attempt to ‘follow the child’ I added some facial features cards (link on my Montessori free printables page) to his treasure chest and we found a Heads, shoulders, knees and toes book at the […]

Baby Play

Added to the shelf this week for Baby Bean was play dough, a small selection of animals, a ‘red’ tray and a very ‘un’ Montessori Mr potato head!  This was Bubbas first experience of play dough, we played with it still slightly warm just to add to the sensory experience.  Usually I colour my dough […]

How to make Playdough

This is really quick and simple to make.  You will need: flour – 1 cup water – 1 cup salt – 1/2 cup cooking oil – 1 tablespoon cream of tartar – 1 tablespoon These are the basics but feel free to add in any food colouring, essential oils etc that you desire (cocoa powder […]

Kids Art Week Lesson 2 & 3

We have been following the Kids Art Week lessons from here.  Our first week can be found here.  The second lesson was a crayon resist night sky, I love the way these came out.  Fairy decided to have fireworks in her sky which I think works really well.  The third lesson was leaf printing, my […]

Baby Play

This week I added to Baby Beans shelf a ‘green’ treasure basket, a Melissa and Doug latch board and a tambourine.  I have left out some favourites from last week such as the open and close basket, the scarf pulling activity and the shakers.  I have started to show Bean how to stack the blocks […]

Baby play

Here is some of Baby Beans activities from last week.  I added to his shelves Weight cylinders – the colour coded dots are the control of error – obviously Bean is to small for matching these by weight but I thought he may enjoy exploring them. A couple of shakers. A basket of open/close items. […]

Gross Motor Skills Day 4 – Tunnels

The good old cardboard box has been entertaining children for decades!!  This box has been used by Bean in so many different ways.  To start with he loved sitting in it and getting pushed around by a willing sibling.  Then he progressed to standing up and using it as a walker.  Finally a tunnel, he […]