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    3 Easy Reusable Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers

    With lockdown and a pandemic, it’s not everyday that we get to be out or involved in play groups these days. I’ve created this post to share some really easy ways we can keep our toddler’s senses stimulated with some simple homemade DIY #SensoryBins ⁣⁣ ⁣ 1. Summer Sensory Bin This DIY Beach Sand only used two ingredients:⁣ 🔸Cake Flour, and ⁣ 🔸Baby Oil ⁣ [Reusable if stored in an airtight container] Let your Creativity flow with a theme of your choice and items you have available (it’s amazing how soothing creating this sensory bin can be!) ⁣ ⁣ With Cape Town’s Summer Days settling in, I went with a…

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    6 Kids Activities to Celebrate Diversity

    South Africa’s Heritage Weekend is here and is yet another special opportunity to create awareness and celebrate the rich diversity that makes up our nation and our world.  In the spirit of Heritage and raising inclusive families, I have put together some crafty activities to do with our little ones and any time. I’ve also included some discussion points around each activity but feel free to mix and match them and grade them according to your child’s age and understanding. I will be adding to this post as M and I do more of these together! 1. Mix it up – Paint and Prints Hand-prints are always so fun and…

  • Guidelines for engaging your child in FREE PLAY (for longer)

    In a world filled with technology at the forefront of existence (which of course has its place), we as parents and caregivers have an increasing role in helping our children focus on the play based side of childhood. So what is Free Play really? Generally, Free Play is considered to be a form of unstructured, voluntary, child-initiated and child-led activity. It allows for spontaneous play that comes naturally from a child’s innate curiosity, and enthusiastic, explorative nature. The Benefits The benefits are endless! But I have compiled my top few fav benefits of free play below: 🌿 Free play gives children a chance to express their emotions + feelings and gives…