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WINTER TINKER TRAY ❄️ I have been inspired by a few snowy #invitationtoplay on here over the last few days. We’re still not ready for the C word 🎄 so I thought this tinker tray would be a nice start to the festive season without being full on Christmas!
The girls got stuck straight in. Roo stayed focussed for a few minutes and enjoyed presenting her ‘cinnamon stick picture’ to her dad and me!
Mae made some interesting patterns using the items and then because engrossed in telling a story about a mum and daughter who lit a fire in the forest and ate marshmallows. Can you spot them!? 🥰
This is why I love this kind of #childledplay, you just never know what they’ll come up with.
Coloured peg dolls @mycolourfulworlduk
Wooden slices and frames @therangeuk
Cinnamon sticks, pine cones and trees @poundland
Fake snow @thesnowpeople .
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‘Walking in a winter wonderland’ - Felix Bernard .
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#invitationtoplay #invitationtoplay_nature #tufftray #tufftrayplay #tufftrayactivities #openendedplay #openendedtoys #tinkertrayplay #tinkertray #childledlearning #childledplay #naturalplay #trayfortheday #november_play #christmasplay #welovewinterplay #wintertinkertray #pegdolls #loosepartsplay #loosepartsplay #mamaseyden


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🐸 🎶"5 green and speckled frogs sit on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs (yum yum!) One jumps into the pool (splash!), where it was nice and cool. Now there are 4 green speckled frogs"
#musicicallearning #looseparts #geoboards #prek #reggioinspired #learningthroughplay #playequalslearning #houstonteacher #prekteacher #loosepartsplay


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Oggi "tulipani" e "stelline", delle sezioni dei 5 anni, hanno lavorato nel laboratorio di creatività con la pasta. La pasta è un bellissimo materiale per giocare e creare: ha un colore gradevole ed è piacevole da toccare, lascia spazio alla fantasia , non sporca e non fa danni..." MA IL CIBO NON SI SPRECA".....direbbe qualcuno....e siamo perfettamente d'accordo ....infatti , la proposta è proprio quella di usare il cibo per un'attività di alto valore: ESPRIMERE LA CREATIVITÀ ATTRAVERSO IL GIOCO

#infanziamargherita #scuolainfanziabari #scuoladellinfanzia #scuola #mamma #materialiintelligenti #loosepartsplay #reggioemiliaapproach


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Okay, two posts in one day but how could I not!!! Look at this loose parts play holder. I’m in love!! ❤️


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ORANGE, ACORN, SPICE, CONKER AND STICKS!! This activity ticked off many of #oursensoryautumn prompts today and Eliza had the best time playing with it. She played for almost two hours making cakes, smelling all the loose parts, and printing in the playdough with all the bits and pieces!
Playdough is an extremely easy thing to make, I knocked this up in 5 minutes using the @mothercould recipe which works perfectly!
We had lots of language skills coming out from this today, Eliza was singing ‘happy birthday’ and ‘twinkle little star’ she was talking about what they smelt like etc.
Great little activity, I’m sure it’ll come out again over the next couple of days.
#invitationtoplay #loosepartsplay #whatshallweplay #naturalplay #playdoughplay #loosepartsplaydough #toddlerplay #toddleractivities #sensoryplay #sensoryplaydough #elizadolly


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500 followers!
Wow... I can't believe 500 people are interested in what I have to say.🤯
Thank you to each and everyone of you and, especially, thank you to those who have messaged me recently with words of love and support 🥰 #feelingthelove

This pic is dual purpose. It made for a great grid post to celebrate 500 followers but it was also an activity I set up for Wy! I pinched the recipe for the sand/cloud dough from @niatudor.illustrator I'll share her original post on my stories if you want to check out how to make it. I kept with the #autumn theme and used red, orange and yellow colours.
This was a brilliant sensory activity that essentially cost very little and occupied him for a good 15 to 20 mins! #winner
#survivingmotherhood #motherhood #tinkertray #tinkertrays #tinkertrayplay #playtime #playideas #montessori #playinspiration #playinspo #openendedplay #sensoryplay #autumnplay #naturalplay #loosepartsplay #mumblog #mumlife #momblog #momlife #play #toddler #toddlerplaytime #funmum #creativemum


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Hey friends!! Sorry I've been quiet. Just trying to iron out some wrinkles and get this show on the road in time for Santa!!! I have a couple last minute items that I want to incorporate, I promise they're worth the wait!!!
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▶️ Also stay tuned to our page today because I'm SHARING ALL UPCOMING KITS!!! .
▶️ Working on a soft launch to get some kits out for those of your who would like to play ASAP!!! .
▶️ HAVE A FUN DAY EVERYONE! .
.#loosepartsplay #imagination #earlylearning #preschoolfun #playdough #playingislearning #prairieplay #magicofchildhood #ecemom #naturalplay #childhoodunplugged #waldorfinspired #waldorfearlychildhood #playingtolearn #create #toddlerplay #madeincanada #discoversmallcanada


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Loose parts play😍🌈
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How I love #openendedtoys ❤️. We had a busy morning at swimming and my little rascal is very tired this evening (and so is mummy) so I left out a simple invitation to play consisting of our @tickit_education architect triangles and arches and our collection of @joguines_grapat loose parts😍. This has kept her busy for ages and I just love what she has made❤️🌈.
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Architect triangles and arches kindly gifted by @hope_earlyyears .
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#woodentoys #invitationtoplay #tagnovmxl #openendedplay #learningthroughplay #imaginativeplay #colourmatching #novtagtribe #loosepartsplay #xluvkids #xcomkeepgoing #gettingcreative #lcourplay #rainbows #learningshapes #playengagelearngrow #sustainabletoys #ecofriendly #earlyyearsplay #earlyyearsteacher


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Oggi giochiamo con le loose parts... volete saperne di più?
#looseparts #loosepartsplay


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• Toy Rotation •

We’ve had a little change around and set out some toys and books for Winter.
Small World and loose parts always feature heavily in our play. The children have free access to the resources, allowing them to create their own little pockets of play. It allows them to be creative and play without limitations.
What are your favourite Winter themed toys? ❄️❄️❄️ #ostheimerwoodentoys #ostheimer @ostheimerwoodentoys #joguines_grapat #grapat #grapattoys @joguines_grapat #blackstoys #juegosocamora #ocamorabosque #papoosetoys #olliella #wobbelboard #grimmswoodentoys #sarahssilks #respiin #respiintextiles #holztiger #holztiger_uk #rightbrainedmom #openendedtoys #openendedplay #loosepartsplay #winter #toyrotation #tinkertrayplay #shelfie #waldorfinspired #waldorfathome #smallworldplay #playmatters #wonderofwoodentoys


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Last weekend we had little guy’s cousins over. My niece had requested a Box Fort making area! She knew we had tons of boxes from moving...so because I am a sucker for some good old play with simple materials...we used our empty dining room and they played in here and the playroom for 3 hours!!! Engineering of drawbridges using string, scissors and tape! Doors big enough for my nephew to crawl through...and then they added fabrics, pillows and books. Was wonderful to watch and hear it all happen.

Now I want to make sure I mention what happened at the beginning. The little guy and his cousin went straight to punching and kicking the boxes. They were engaged in dramatic play. This could be seen as destructive or non-purposeful play. But that is not the case at all. What I saw was engaged play that involves physical and sensory development. After they got all that proprioceptive input, impact in their muscles and joints, they were calm and deeply engaged in other types of play. Then about an hour in the physical play occurred again...and then more creative and cognitive play. This is them self-regulating through play. When we see the hitting of boxes as destructive and non-purposeful play and stop it, we will 100% see behaviours occur. Providing opportunities and space to engage in physical play with the materials is very important.
#looseparts #loosepartsplay #boxes #boxfort #play #sensoryplay #selfregulation #physicalplay #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhood #earlychildhoodeducator #reggioathome #reggioinspired


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Open ended resources of planks, logs and the wood off cuts make for the perfect materials to rebuild a town that's been destroyed by a dragon! We had such fun today celebrating Thomas's 4th birthday 🎉 Get in touch to discuss having your child's party with us 💚
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#rewild #forestschool #reggioinspired #letthemplay #childledplay #learningthroughplay #letthemplayoutside #preschoolplay #outdooreducation #outdoorplay #woodlandplay #natureplay #naturalplay #wildchild #childled #earlylearning #earlychildhood #earlyyears #eyfs #harrogate #harrogatefamilies #harrogateindies #myharrogate #autumnplay #loosepartsplay #theoryoflooseparts #openendedplay #forestbirthday #creativity


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Here is the story of cloud clay
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I got some cloud clay from @discountschoolsupply to try as a new sensory play filler. Its great. If you scroll ➡️ and look at the last picture, thats the set up I had out. Thinking it would be nice to mold it into shapes. The kids took one look at it and asked to use loose/recycled parts instead. They made their own set up which is the first picture. Cool.
Then, they started fighting because Leland wanted to mix the colors and Eden didn’t. Anyone else ever feel like they need TWO flisat tables? 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
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The compromise was the second picture because I had a hard Thursday at work and I didn’t trust myself to handle their bickering well.
Anyway, they have played with this stuff before school Friday, after school Friday and Saturday morning. And they worked out mixing a little together and keeping the rest separated. So I say if you’re thinking of getting some, go for it. 😅 The End. ———————————————————
#sensoryplay #openendedplay #flisattable #playislearning #playingtolearn #playdiscovercreate #playtray #playbasedlearning #flisattableplay #allatplay #sensorytablefillers #discountschoolsupply #sensoryplayideas #loosepartsplay #recycleandplay #independentplay #earlychildhoodlearning #earlychildhoodteacher #prekteacher #playactivities #kidsactivities #indoorplay


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What to look for when buying toys? 🧸
🌻 Buy natural when possible. This helps keep toxic chemicals away from your young ones.
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🌻 Great natural fibers used for toys include:
🔅Sustainably logged wood
🔅Felt
🔅Wool
🔅Silk
🔅Hemp
🔅Organic cotton
🔅Bamboo
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🌻 Don’t buy anything made out of plywood or particle board; there are unsafe chemicals used in the glue. .
🌻 Also, if you buy plastic, make sure it is safe plastic. The best plastics will have a 1, 2, 4, or 5 inside the recycling arrow logo.
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#toys #woodentoys #woodentoy #ecotoys #learningthroughplay #sustainableplay #naturaltoys #ecokids #ecobaby #christmasgiftideas #greenkids #qualitytoys #buildingblocks #kidschristmas #sustainabletoys #playtolearn #playmatters #openendedtoys #openededplay #imaginativeplay #walddorfinspired #childhoodunplugged #montessoritoys #playtime #learningtoys #toddleplay #sensoryplay #loosepartsplay #natureinspired #wherenaturefindsplay


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So here it is, the home made, home curated gift for my nephew I mentioned the other day. His mum asked us for loose parts
In the first picture the various sensory play items, green play rice, feathers dyed pasta shapes and herbs for adding to a play kitchen set up, second picture are some little wood people we made out of a stick we found in the park together with their hand knitted carry pouch. Picture 3 are some hand cut and painted mountains and wooden play boards- had stained. Picture 4 a little bag of glass pebbles for small world play, some home spun pompoms and some torches that make picture projections on the walls, fifth picture - white story stones also to be used in small world play and as counting stones and weight. Picture 6 is a craft draw with tissue paper, golf Tees, googly eyes and lolly sticks. Picture 7 are painted pinecones for counting and rolling - with a little bag of strings and ribbons to wind round them for a fine motor activity. Picture 8, another craft draw with pots containing buttons, stars, stickers and paper leaf and flower shapes. Picture 9 - home made dried and pressed flowers and wax dipped leaves and some of the best crayons I've ever come across. I've also gifted him some contact paper in one of the draws. It took a long time to put together and much love went into it. I hope they don't think we've just given him a box of junk! 🙈😬🤣 #creativeplay #loosepartsplay #homemadeplay #homemadegifts


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Being creative with playdough! Loose part and playdough!
The children use various textures materials to decorate their playdough and make new things!
#playdough #playdoughfun #loosepartsplay #children #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #earlyyearsideas #childhood


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Is your child obsessed with small objects? Do they like to stop and pick up the tiniest thing on the floor?
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This fascination for tiny details is the sensitive period for small objects. Maria Montessori discovered that children from birth to age six enters what we call as sensitive periods. Sensitive periods are periods of psychological development in the child. During this period, the child is able to acquire developmental skills such as language, movement, sensory and social skills. The sensitive period for small objects builds the child’s natural desire for order and sensorial development.
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While the world may feel like one big choking hazard, our Winter Natural Playbox offers natural loose parts that allows your child to feel, hear, smell, and touch a small piece of nature.
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Shop on Etsy | see link in bio 👉 naturalplaybox.com
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All you need to incite wonder are some neutral loose parts and added provocations. Here, some blocks and finger puppets have transformed into the land of sleep. #smallworlds #loosepartsplay #toddlerlife #earthmama


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Our winter theme is so nearly ready. I can’t wait to see what the little ones get up to.

#igloo #snowplay #snow #winter #winteriscoming #imagination #looseparts #loosepartsplay #discovery #creativity #playcentre


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🎄On Saturday’s we count (read: it USED to be on Mondays 😅)
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Before we go out today to the holiday markets (which have started all over the city 🧡) we are doing a bit of counting. I gathered some of my favourite nature-inspired manipulatives, our ten frame and beautiful new tray from @modernimaginationtoys, and we are sitting and counting!
🍁We don’t typically do “school” on the weekends, but every weekend IS different.
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I’m curious - do you have school lessons over the weekend? Or are weekends strictly “school free” in your house? 🧡
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#tenframe #tenframes #manipulatives #looseparts #loosepartsplay #mathsonmondays #mathsonmonday #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolcommunity #livingeducation #homeschoolcollective #learningathome #thisishomeschool #thisishowwehomeschool #homeeducator #living_homeschool #365homeschool #montessori #montessoriathome #countingwithnature #invitationtolearn #maths #hyggeschooling #earlymaths #365schooling #strewingforthewin #unpluggedchildhood #homeschooler #intentionalhomeschooling


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Loose parts and magnetics, forever a winning combo 👌 #loosepartsplay #creativeplay


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Anyone else notice their grownup friends always end up playing with the @grimmswoodentoys and @joguines_grapat

#woodentoys #montessori #montessoriathome #loosepartsplay


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So... the first official little friend to make use of the Blends, Digraph & Trigraph Wood Rounds absolutely nailed it!! 😂 Thanks for sharing his efforts with me @michelleking_15 ...it definitely made me smile! 🥰
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https://reallearnersplay.bigcartel.com/product/blends-digraph-trigraph-wood-rounds


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