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

Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

I made this sweet little baby family photo album when my now toddler was around 11 months old. She was absolutely fascinated to see pictures of herself. In fact she was simply fascinated to see pictures of all of us. To make one of these (and i promise it is worth it) you will need: … Continue reading Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

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

Little Blue Truck

|The Little Blue Truck - by Alice Schertle| Storyline: This book is about a kind Little Blue Truck who is always helpful and assists a hasty big Dump Truck from getting out of trouble. Learning areas: lifeskills (kindness, friendliness and helpfullness), animals and their sounds Read aloud story Age group: 2-5 years old Activities: @simplylearning … Continue reading Little Blue Truck