Category Archives: Preschool Play

Embracing Story Writing

As a writer and literacy lover I can’t help believing it’s fundamental for my children to be able to express themselves excellently though the written word. For the last 6 years we have used Sonlight as our homeschool curriculum and … Continue reading

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Maths for Lunch

This last week I decided to help our little maidens learn their numbers – during lunch. So we embarked on a fun project that sorted lunch time out for me as well. We began by making some white bread dough … Continue reading

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Gloop Galore

This last week as part of our pre-school fun we made Gloop. A fantastic preschool (and big brother, teenage sister and mommy activity too) Now gloop is an interesting substance and activity in that it can be used as a … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Fun

Here’s a messy but fun fine motor activity: Use a sieve to sprinkle some flour or icing on a kitchen table then let your preschooler lick their finger and make patterns in the flour or icing! Warning this can get … Continue reading

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Shoulder Girdle Game

Developing the shoulder girdle is vital for a child’s preschool development. Children with weak shoulder girdles will battle with a number of activities including handwriting. This is initially strengthened through crawling – so if your child walked early try play crawling … Continue reading

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Shadow Shapes

Take time today to observe your shadows. Watch them jump and move with you. Look at how they grow and shrink. Take some paper outside and put it down near a friend or a plant and trace the shadows. Believe it … Continue reading

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Kids Climbing

I will be the first to admit that play grounds are not my favourite places! As much as I love my children and love being Mom I’ve just never managed to get excited about sitting and watching children climb. On … Continue reading

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String Painting

Recently we had great fun doing “string painting.” I put some paint into old meat trays and a piece of string for each child, in each tray. Once they were sitting down they were each given a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Puzzle Mania

Most children love to do puzzles! Interestingly though it’s not always the number of pieces that determines how hard a puzzle is but also the picture on it! “I think I Can” I remember knight#1 being a star at puzzles, … Continue reading

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