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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Easy no-cook Playdough

Recipe: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 Tbps cream of tartar 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup salt Food color (i use cakeflora gel colors) 1 & 1/2 cup boiling water (add 1 cup and mix and then add the balance) Method: Mix all the dry ingredients together Add the oil Add some food color … Continue reading Easy no-cook Playdough

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

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. β™‘It is a wonderful tool to build their imagination. β™‘Playdough offers a great fine motor workout for their tiny fingers β™‘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