Play to Learn Toys

Play to Learn Toys

When you hear the phrase “play to learn toys,” you may think of toys involving numbers, letters, counting, the alphabet and so on. But we take a broader view of what learning toys really means. Learning toys are not the same as educational toys – and any toy...
Science Toys for Kids

Science Toys for Kids

When you hear the word “science,” you probably think of school classes, experiments, Bunsen burners or writing reports. But science is so much more than a class or chemistry kit, formulas or science fair projects. Science is an integral part of our everyday life and...

Sensory Tables and Boxes

CREATING SENSORY OPPORTUNITIES FOR TODDLERS With so much information about sensory play bombarding us these days, it’s hard to know where to start. Sensory boxes, sensory tables, sensory integration equipment. What does it all mean and how can you provide your...
Sensory Boards & Activity Cubes

Sensory Boards & Activity Cubes

SENSORY BOARDS With growing recognition about the importance of sensory play in a child’s development these days, there are a range of products that are being produced to help stimulate the senses. Sensory boards (also called busy boards or activity boards) and...

FIVE LESSONS FOR HELPING YOUR CHILDREN LEARN MATHS

In his book And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Home schooling and Community-Based Education, David Albert shares five lessons he learnt about teaching maths to his daughters.  Never expect that what worked for one child at a particular chronological age will...

Brief History of the North American Teepee

A Brief History of the Teepee in North America Teepees, also known as tepees or tipis are a native American home used and constructed by the plains Indians of North America. Although not thought to be the invention of the plains Indian, that honor reputedly goes to...

What is Sensory Play

These days, everyone is talking about sensory play. But just what exactly is sensory play? Simply put, sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory play activities generally refer to activities...

5 Fun DIY Science Experiments for Kids

Bestowing a love for science in your children is a great thing to do while they are young. This doesn’t mean that they are going to grow up to be scientists but at least they will consider it. Giving your child exposure to fun science experiments can help them...

Sensory Activities for Infants & Babies

Babies can do so many things!  They are so keen to explore everything and they just love to discover and play.  Here are some fantastic sensory activities for babies, particularly once they’re sitting on their own.  These activities will be enjoyed through toddler...