Letters of the Alphabet Toddler Activity

We began getting familiar with the letters of the alphabet when my daughter was 2 (she is now 3). And that is exactly what it is-getting familiar!!!! In my opinion there is no right or wrong time to introduce literacy to children, the earlier the better! While they may not recite the letters, or even … Continue reading Letters of the Alphabet Toddler Activity

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Things to do at home with your kiddos during the holidays…

School holidays is primarily a time for us to relax and unwind and personally i don't always feel like we need to go away to a resort or the seaside. Yes, without a doubt our seaside holidays are always a heap of fun in the sun and the breakfast buffet is always more than welcome. … Continue reading Things to do at home with your kiddos during the holidays…

Flowers and Paint Stamping

We had quite a few flowers remaining after our dyed flowers experiment, so we decided to get creative with some flower and paint stamping.  I offered my little girl 3 colors of paint and 3 flowers to stamp to her hearts delight. We used poster paints from Woolworths. And the same white sprays we used in … Continue reading Flowers and Paint Stamping

List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

Are you always looking for places to take your kids over the school holidays? Or family outings for the weekend? I have compiled a list of favourite outdoor places to visit in Gauteng. The Elephant Sanctuary (R104 road) Hartebeespoort Dam. (012)258-0423 / 0833063770 Elephant Sanctuary Website Programmes:feeding, petting, touching and elephant rides into the mountain Hartebeespoort Dam … Continue reading List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

I absolutely love the creativity sparked from Perler Beads. We bought some pretty designs for my older kids. Although i found the beads to be too little in size for my toddler until i came accross what i refer to as Giant Perler Beads available from Dischem, smaller bead sets for older kids available at PerlerBeads.co.za.  I … Continue reading Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play

After learning a particular concept like colours, shapes, animals etc i like to reinforce my tots knowledge and understanding by setting up trays that combine a number of learnt concepts into one. Today we focussed on the colour yellow, the square, rectangle and circle shapes and of course our little duck which she is all … Continue reading Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play

Sealife and Playdough Invitation to Play

I love the vibrance and educational benefit that Invitation trays offer toddlers. It gives them a constructive opportunity to explore, create and play. ♡It is a wonderful tool to build their imagination. ♡Playdough offers a great fine motor workout for their tiny fingers ♡They are given the opportunity to explore new 'little' worlds through themed … Continue reading Sealife and Playdough Invitation to Play

Playdough and Straw invitation to play

This is a wonderful fine motor activity for tots and offers them an invitation to explore. I used coloured straws cut up into quarters and a single ball of our Homemade Playdough layed out on a tray. She got busy sticking the straws into the playdough. The first time i set out this activity for … Continue reading Playdough and Straw invitation to play