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A good Thursday morning spent with a rare Zonda visit and a toy swap in her basket! 4 sandcastle stacking cups (Tara ate the 5th...), a crinkly starfish, and an Under the Sea book. #adventureswithailajo #ajandtara


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✨✨✨ANNOUNCEMENT ✨✨✨ I am reallly proud to announce Little Munchkins has launched a natural gluten & wheat free playdough!
Our Swirlsation range is made from vegetable colouring, gluten free flours & coconut oil . I have spent hours trying to perfect the perfect recipe for super soft gluten free playdough and here it is. Not only is our ingredients made up of plant based products but our glitter is also biodegradable ✨ #earlyyearseducator #earlyyearseducation #kidscrafts101 #childminder #letthembelittle #playdiscovercreate #playbasedlearning #montessori #montesorriathome #montessorilearning #finemotorskills #sensoryplay #everydayplayhacks #play #learningthroughplay #toddlerplay #outstandingchildminder #letthemplay #playmatters #earlychildhoodeducation #childhoodunplugged #invitationtoplay #mysensoryseekers #bioglitter #playdough #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes #glutenfreeplaydough


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✨✨✨ANNOUNCEMENT ✨✨✨ I am reallly proud to announce Little Munchkins has launched a natural gluten & wheat free playdough!
Our Swirlsation range is made from vegetable colouring, gluten free flours & coconut oil . I have spent hours trying to perfect the perfect recipe for super soft gluten free playdough and here it is. Not only is our ingredients made up of plant based products but our glitter is also biodegradable ✨ #earlyyearseducator #earlyyearseducation #kidscrafts101 #childminder #letthembelittle #playdiscovercreate #playbasedlearning #montessori #montesorriathome #montessorilearning #finemotorskills #sensoryplay #everydayplayhacks #play #learningthroughplay #toddlerplay #outstandingchildminder #letthemplay #playmatters #earlychildhoodeducation #childhoodunplugged #invitationtoplay #bioglitter #playdough #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes #glutenfreeplaydough #vegan @briancleggart #mummyblogger #mummybloggeruk


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🌧 🌧 ☔️ While at work yesterday. Dave and Soph went shopping 🛍 🛍
Dave asked Soph “What would Mum like for Christmas?”
Soph paused “DATES!”
🤣🤣🤣 We forgot to pack gumboots hence sandals in the puddles. 🙈 #familyfun #letthembelittle


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Story Telling
Materials: paper and pencils

Tools: scissors

I chose to do incy wincy spider as it’s my son’s favourite song at the moment. He can sing it all by himself with the actions which he’s very proud of! I’m also a terrible drawer so wanted to keep the pictures simple but you could do this with any story. The wrapping paper roll was a bonus as the spout.

#toddlercrafts #toddlercraft #stayathomemom #stayathomemum #earlyeducation #earlychildhoodeducation #earlylearning #rainydayactivity #sensoryplay #finemotorskills #grossmotorskills #playbasedlearning #playdiscovercreate #toddleractivities #playathome #earlydevelopment #kidscrats101 #playandlearn #learnandplay #earlylearning101


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PLAYROOM ROTATION // This post follows my previous post with Remy's activities (6 months today)

Weather Sensory Bottles made with @kmartaus candy bottles. You can see my previous post or watch a tutorial on my IGTV. Happy Hippo from @piptree.educational.toys. Remy pushes the balls through with her hands but it also has a hammer.

Basket of @sarahssilks.

Wooden Bowl with ribbons tied on pegs and Grapat Rings from @oskarswoodenark.
See previous post or on IGTV.

Sensory balls from @kmartaus

Nosy Crow books. They have bits that you can move as you sing drawing more attention to the book whilst reading
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If you have any questions please ask below 👇
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PLAYROOM ROTATION // I've done another rotation this week and decided to do a flatlay to better show the activities available in the playroom.

Eva's Shelf (2.2y) Marble Tree from @oskarswoodenark @treasuresfromjennifer Weather Chart from @oskarswoodenark

Magnetic Drawing Board from @piptree.educational.toys

Grapat Carla Set from @oskarswoodenark

Shapes Tracing board from @countbynature Wooden Shapes from @wooden.kidspiration Connect Four from @kmartaus @grimmswoodentoys Giant Building Blocks from @oskarswoodenark

Sorting Box with counters is homemade inspired by @play_at_home_mummy

Voss bottle with rainbow rice and metal rimmed counters and magnetic wand

I'll be doing another post to follow with Remy's activities (6m)
If you have any questions please ask below 👇
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Has anyone else got one of these books? They are incredible! It is a 100% baby friendly book. It can't be ripped, torn, is waterproof - completely indestructible.

It is non - toxic so is safe for chewing and it full of bright pictures to keep baby interested!

We got given this as a hand me down gift and I had my doubts about it. It looked a bit grotty so I washed it up along with the normal dishes in the sink and it came out just fine!

#babybook #indestructables #ripproof #babyboy ..
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Yesterday I found Miss 3 quietly sitting and tracing the letters on the covers of her picture books with her finger ❤️
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Inspired by two very clever ladies, Alison @toddleractivitiesathome and Tara @the.littles.learn I’ve today quickly glued this tactile lowercase alphabet (so generously sent from Tara when I couldn’t find any!) for her to trace and will also be great for letter recognition 🔤



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Isn’t playdough just the best activity? It’s been keeping the kids busy and giving me some much needed quiet time. I love that it’s an activity that all 3 kids can do and enjoy. It’s hard finding something they all love so much, and have the ability to do in their own. .
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Atividade de correspondência
#Repost @toddleractivitiesathome with @make_repost
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MATCHING SHAPES WITH STICKERS // I simply drew shapes on paper and stickers and Eva (2) named and matched them up.

This bought enough time for me to enjoy my cup of tea yesterday 😋☕ 💡Handy Tip💡Peel the backing off the stickers so younger children can peel the stickers off themselves.
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Tower Patterns

Materials: coloured blocks or duplo
This morning we made towers using different coloured blocks. I’d build one first and ask my son to build his using the same order of blocks. A different take on the Pom Pom patterns by viewing a pattern vertically rather than horizontally
#toddlercrafts #toddlercraft #stayathomemom #stayathomemum #earlyeducation #earlychildhoodeducation #earlylearning #rainydayactivity #sensoryplay #finemotorskills #grossmotorskills #playbasedlearning #playdiscovercreate #toddleractivities #playathome #earlydevelopment #kidscrats101 #playandlearn #learnandplay #earlylearning101


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I have been feeling so fatigued lately. It’s really not the time to have no pep in my step. I look at my boys who are always playing, like they are today with this @picassotiles magnetic roller coaster building block set, and wish I could just plop down beside them and join in on the fun! 😔

I think one of the most challenging things about motherhood, is finding the right balance in your daily grind. My head is constantly filled with so many to-do lists, it can become exhausting and quickly leave me feeling depleted. 😓

How do you find your daily balance? What keeps you going, yet still gives you happiness in it all? I need some advice, because I am running out of steam to keep this train of mine running! 🚂 •



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MATCHING SHAPES WITH STICKERS // I simply drew shapes on paper and stickers and Eva (2) named and matched them up.
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This bought enough time for me to enjoy my cup of tea yesterday 😋☕
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💡Handy Tip💡Peel the backing off the stickers so younger children can peel the stickers off themselves.
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#everydayplayhacks #playathome #playathomemummy #playbasedlearning #toddlerplay #kids #kidsactivities #diy #aussieteachertribe #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #montessori #montessoriathome #creativeplay #shapes #playbasedlearning #playdiscovercreate #playislearning #childhoodunplugged #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn


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Sadie got so excited to see the elephants! She hasn’t stopped talking about them since we left! Although Zoo trips take sooo much energy and my legs were like jelly by the end of the day... their smiles were all worth it! Check out Amity’s little video mash up she did (with a little help from Mum) on their trip to the Zoo on our new IGTV Channel!


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Amity and Sadie has an awesome time exploring the hills of Taronga Zoo! Perfect place for a family day out! 👍😁


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DIY Name Puzzle

Materials: pen, paper, letters

Trace the letters onto a piece of paper for your toddler to complete their name puzzle.

I used pieces from an alphabet puzzle but you could use magnetic letters and trace them on a whiteboard or simply cut the letters out of cardboard to match them that way.

#toddlercrafts #toddlercraft #stayathomemom #stayathomemum #earlyeducation #earlychildhoodeducation #earlylearning #rainydayactivity #sensoryplay #finemotorskills #grossmotorskills #playbasedlearning #playdiscovercreate #toddleractivities #playathome #earlydevelopment #kidscrats101 #playandlearn #learnandplay #earlylearning101


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Have you made story stones before?!
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So my mum @myteachingcupboard is very clever and made these beautiful story stones for her classroom!
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If you’re not so good at drawing (like myself!) you can also stick stickers onto flat stones and seal with Mod Podge or a spray sealer! Swipe across to see my sticker versions!
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But you might be wondering what on earth you use these beautiful little stones for?! They are a wonderful tool for developing oral language skills and vocabulary for little learners from ages 2 and up! Older children can use them as a tool for creative writing and imaginative play with some loose parts!
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Have you made story stones before? If not, would you be a painter or a sticker story stone maker? Tell me below!


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Did you have magic pens when you were young? I did and my girls love theirs too! They have a sale on at the moment, and you can get some great little sets including a personalised colouring in book. Use code MFB at checkout 😀 .
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🍄 I MADE THIS! 🍄
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My latest, most favourite project! I could have glued the roof and spots but I prefer the stitched look rather than a raw edge and I am currently waiting on some artificial moss to arrive to fill in the gaps but I am super proud of it and I can’t wait to show Miss 3! This was 100% inspired from @craft.nature.play 😍 check out her feed, she creates the most incredible things!!
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It’s a little fragile for Miss 1 but I will let her play with it while closely supervised. I am thinking of making another roof (it lifts off) so it can be transformed into a mermaid cave but I have no idea how/what to do. Any ideas?! 🧜🏼‍♀️



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MARBLE TREE // We have had the Large Marble Tree from @oskarswoodenark for a few weeks now and it has been used everyday since.
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With Eva (2) we talk about the wooden and glass marbles and the colours of each as she drops them down.
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We find this activity is great to calm down when she may be feeling a little overwhelmed as it's simply so satisfying watching and hearing the marbles fall.
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Eva's favourite part is running the marbles down for Remy (5m) who loves the sound of it!
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Each time she hears a marble her eyes are instantly drawn to it no matter where in the room she may be 😍
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Swipe to see a video and listen to the magic 👉
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This week I've moved it downstairs in our playroom rotation which I'll be sharing with you all soon!
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