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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Scavenger Hunt
A year ago we moved across the city to be closer to the forest and beach because we wanted more of an outdoor lifestyle for our family. Since then ...

Rice Bubble Dig

Rice Bubble Dig
If you're looking for an easy activity to set up for younger children I can safely say this Rice Bubble Dig was a winner with my 1 and 2 year olds!...

Setting up our playroom: A quick toy rotation

Setting up our playroom: A quick toy rotation
As our summer holiday draws to an end and my husband returns to work, my little learners and I will be spending a bit more time around the house. T...

Simple DIY Kindy Teacher Gifts!

Simple DIY Kindy Teacher Gifts!
Our Kindy teachers are amazing! My two oldest children have been going to our local Kindergarten this year and it has been such a wonderful experie...

Playful Picks - Our top book choices for Christmas 2018!

Playful Picks - Our top book choices for Christmas 2018!
  Books are a wonderful way to relax and connect with your child through story telling and discussion. Do YOU and your children love to read book...

Loose Parts Play

Loose Parts Play
For children, play is a way of engaging with others and the world around them. Recent studies looking at child development have supported the theo...

What do I need to Know before my Child starts school?

What do I need to Know before my Child starts school?
Starting school is an exciting time in your child's life. For parents/caregivers the task of finding a school that will suit you and your family ...

A playful way to learn about SPACE!

A playful way to learn about SPACE!
Recently my 4 year old son came home from Kindergarten talking very excitedly about some new learning he was doing around the topic of SPACE. He h...

Why creative activities are important for children

Why creative activities are important for children
I am delighted to introduce Tonya from Creative Sand Store as a Guest Contributor for the Play Based Life Blog! Why creative activities are import...

What are Learning Differences?

What are Learning Differences?
  It is my pleasure to introduce Sharyn Gousmett - a Guest Contributor for the Play Based Life Blog! Sharyn is a mother and an Educational Psycho...

Supporting Learning at Home

Supporting Learning at Home
Do you want to support your child's learning at home, but you're not sure how??? It's really easy... YOU can help your child's learning every da...

5 simple tips for stress FREE school mornings!

5 simple tips for stress FREE school mornings!
  School mornings can be really tough. There are lunches to make, notices to remember, uniforms to prepare, bags to pack... and that's just for th...