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This morning we read OL 'Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein & In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Hankes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Following these two stories the boys decorated some squirrels using oil pastels, tissue paper, and dried up leaves! 🐿 . . . #olmamasquirrel #inthemiddleoffall #homeschoollife #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolart #iteachtoo #natureplay #forestschool #learningthroughnature #playandlearn #bookishplay #simplehomeschool #toddleractivity #kidsactivities #kidsart
“Too Many Cats” by Lori Haskins Houran is one of Sofia’s all time favorite books. Today we made our own cat family inspired by the story! We used items that we already had in the house - toilet paper rolls, card stock and pipe cleaners. They were a big hit! Check out our stories to catch a quick tutorial! #kidactivities #bookishplay #bookinspiredplay #artsandcrafts #cat #catsofinstagram #catfamily #youngreaders #toiletpaperroll #toiletpaperrollcraft #bringingstoriestolife
Last night, while playing with his African animals, we remembered one of our favorite books: “Giraffes can’t dance”. So we had a spontaneous #bookishplay and I played the music while we both danced along the tango, chacha and scottish reel! We had a great time laughing at each other! This is by far, our best #bookishplay ! As Gerald said, “We all can dance, when we find the music that we love”. 💕 . PS spot the “cricket” 😂 #giraffescantdance #kidsactivities #playideas #playwithyourkids #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #bookishplay #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #kidsbookswelove #kidsbookreview #raisingboys #raisingareader #raisingreaders
Airplane Week: 💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈ I know, more cotton balls! But they make perfect clouds! Just a great immersive play area for the airplanes!
Will it grow? Precursor to planting our garden. Thank you @grammalindat these manipulatives are holding up well to all the love of preschoolers.😍 #teacherheidireads #doyouknowwhichoneswillgrow #bookishplay #prekliterature
Airplane Week: 💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈ Arts and crafts time! 2 hands prints and some markers and scissors. Easy and fun.
Firefighter Day 👨‍🚒 🚒 Firemen Spaghetti Play. We’d throw it on toys then yell “help, help” Fireman Connor would get his siren going and pull the “fire” spaghetti off 🤣 And we really loved Firefighters A-Z ❤️ . . . . #learningthroughplay #earlyliteracy #raisingreaders #totschool #homeschool #homeschooling #toddleractivities #preschoolhomeschool #preschool #oureverydaymoments #playandlearn #sensoryplay #handsonlearning #busytoddler #bookishplay #childrensbooks #booksforkids #literacymatters #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteachers #montessoriathome #childhoodunplugged #momlifeisthebestlife #teachablemoments #messyplay
How fabulous is this mini primates dough kit from @wildheartsplay 😍😍😍😍 These little guys are absolutely adorable and yet again Katie's beautifully curated kits have given our little sprogs hours of fun! Seriously cannot get enough of them 😍🤗😍 . . #invitationtoplay #smallworldplay #waldorfinspired #learningthroughplay #letthekids #learningisfun #bookishplay #woodentoys #openendedplay #preschoolathome #openendedtoys #imaginativeplay #earlylearning101 #playbasedlearning #craftideas #playmatters #sensoryplay #playtolearn #playskills #coolcraftsforkids #smallworldplay
Overhead projectors are my favorite. And only for the unconventional reasons. 🤩
Set up this super simple sensory story basket for Edie today. We will keep adding to it and adapting it to fit with different seasonal stories that we read and tell. Edie LOVES owls and hedgehogs at the moment. This beautiful autumn tray is from @lidluk and will be perfect for lots of seasonal play set ups. This current set up features felt balls in autumn colours, blocks from @mybtoys in autumnal colours, a rainbow pear shaker and a spinning top. It also has owl puppets to use with our @nosycrow Where’s Mr Owl book which Edie adores. Love this time of year for books and play. For #bookishplay #sensoryplay #autumnstories #autumnbooks #booksforbabies #booksfortoddlers #childhoodunplugged #babyplay #toddlerfun #playandlearn #learningthroughplay #letthembelittle #letthemplay
Sharing one of our very favourite read aloud books for today’s #storytimesnacks 📚🍎 Matching THE TERRIBLE PLOP by Ursula Dubosarsky with sliced apples and a cinnamon maple syrup yogurt dip to show were not afraid of a silly old (apple) plop. ☺️ This story has us laughing out loud with its playful rhyme and adorable animals running from the fierce sounding plop! 📚 My favourite line to read is 'poor little rabbit. Blink blink blink. Poor little rabbit. Think think think.' So many fun opportunities to point out rhyming words as you read along making it the perfect read aloud book! ☺️ Would love to hear if anyone has started reading at eating time and hear how it’s going? I’ve placed a little book basket on my daughter’s table and she now insists on stories during meal times! 🍌🍞🍳🍗 I’ve loved seeing all the amazing #storytimesnacks shared by these amazing mamas so far and can’t wait to see what pairings they have in store for us this week! Be sure to check them out for more inspiration: @literacyforlittles @cleansimpleeats @babyledweaningideas @whatmykideats @StephaniesFamilyKitchen @Baby_led_weaning_club @Motherhoodandmeals @Heather_kidskitchen @kristinatoddlerapproved @lacy.arrowsmith @runlikekale @thesimplechicbrunette @thelittlesandme @dr.organicmommy @veggiesandvirtue @FeedingLittles @LaLaLunchbox @thefamilyfoodproject @nourishmovelove
What’s bigger than a digger? 🚜Bigger than a dinosaur? 🦖A Diggersaur!!! #artyexplorers #diggers #dinosaurs #diggersaurs #bookishplay #immaginativeplay #artyfun #eyfs
Today we read “The Little Yellow Leaf” by Carin Berger and created this leaf globe that I found on @sarahfrugalfunforboys. 🍁 This book is so sweet with beautiful illustrations. The little yellow leaf didn’t want to fall off his branch. He was all alone and the snow started to fall “and then...and then, high up on an icy branch, a scarlet flash. One more leaf holding tight.” Together they were both ready to soar off the branch. 🍁 What a simple story of how things are easier with someone with you. 🍁 This week at @get.creative.with the prompt is to make something with everyday items. 🍁 Therefore, this “leaf globe” seemed fitting with not only the story, but using paper plates to create this craft. 🍁 We love that the leaves really fall and the yellow and red are hanging on their branches. 🍁 My daughter enjoyed using our leaf punch to cut the leaves out.
BOOKISH HIDDEN BUGS - This afternoon we went on a walk to collect some Autumn 'treasure' and when we got back I added it all in to a tray on top of her bugs. Instant hide and find bugs. - She was so gentle moving the natural resources carefully to see if any bugs were hiding. Little found the treasure fascinating. - Adding 'The Big Book of Bugs' by Yuval Zommer meant I could read little sections to her about each bug she found and such a beautiful book never fails to improve an activity! - What BUG, BABY or BOOKISHPLAY could you explore tomorrow? Check out #letsplayatoz_b and these fabulous accounts for lots of ideas: @the_treasure_babes @babyplay123 @bookbairn @petitbookcorner @myhongkongabc
Apple Prints • A classic! Can't go wrong here folks. Cut an apple in half, squirt some red paint on a plate and stamp away. I just used a craft stick as a handle but there's a fancy way you can cut a handle right into the apple itself.👌🏼We also read one of our favorite fall books called "At the Apple Orchard" from the pat the bunny series. Such a cute story! • • • • • #fallfun #fallactivities #appleactivityweek #appleactivity #appleplay #playideas #smockson #toddlerart #lifewithlittles #littleoneslearn #athomewithkids #preschoolathome #earlylearning #earlylearning101 #ece #activitiesforkids #toddleractivities #wonderandawekids #craftylifehappylife #momblogger #creativechildhood #creativeplay #areadaday #bookinspiredplay #bookishplay #kidsbookswelove #kidsbookstagram #momlife #ohheymama
There's nothing quite like a picture book that takes you on an adventure. ✨⛵️🐙 Does your little have a favorite advenure book? (📸: @averyandaugustine ) - - - #bookstagram #book #bookshelf #childrensbooks #picturebooks #bookish #bookstagramfeature #parenting #bookphotography #currentlyreading #bookworm #teachersofinstagram #raisingareader #learningthroughplay #bookishplay #ocean #nature #octupus #sea #book
🍁STORY BASKET🍁 Tonight I tried a little story basket with my three year old who just adores books. He thought it was great and loved using the props as I read the story for him. Will definitely be making more ♥️. #storybasket #earlyreader #literacy #booklover #childrensbooks #gruffalo #gruffaloactivities #eyfs #earlyyears #preschool #sensorybasket #bookishplay #autumnbasket #kidsactivities #bedtimeroutine #storylover #books #letsplayatoz_b
Love this book and activity! We’ve got lots of stale marshmallows 😄 #Repost @funisbetterthanperfectblog with @get_repost ・・・ Trash Toy Tuesday, stale food edition😆 Finally got around to cleaning out our cupboards the other day and came across these stale marshmallows from our summer camping trips! Add in some toothpicks, and you’ve got a great way for the little to explore some engineering concepts:) I highly recommend pairing this activity with one of our favorite books, “Iggy Peck, Architect” by @andreabeatyauthor (this whole series is our fave actually!) ****************************** #whatsakidtoread #playbasedlearning #bookishplay #readaloudrevival #picturebooks #childrensliterature #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram
Adding the sweetest Johnny Appleseed poem into our journals this morning 🍎 See more in our stories on how to sing it as a song 🎶
October makes me want to bust out the black light and anything that could possibly glow under it! 🌚 I looked to a book for inspiration for my BIOLUMINESCENCE Workshop coming up! 😎😎😎This cool book, Glow, has awesome pictures and helped inspire this Anglerfish🐟, these Foxfire shrooms 🍄 and this Rainbow Jelly 🌈. Y’all- I’m telling you! If you’ve wondered about Wonder and Create Art Studio - OCTOBER IS THE MONTH to register for a workshop, and this Bioluminescence Workshop is sure to please (HalloWONDEReen, too! ☺️) !!! What is it like to paint in the dark under a black light...with glowing body paint on your face and arms guiding your movements? What is it like to break 💫800💫glowsticks and circle them all together along with other glowing creatures made from painted recyclables with glowing paint for one huge collaborative 3D sculpture? No need to wonder any further🤔 just register for the Bioluminescent Workshop and be stunned and amazed! These creatures were fun to make from recyclables and soon I promise I’ll post on my blog the steps we took! 🤞🏼#wonderandcreateartstudio #cummingga #bioluminescence #workshopsforkids
#잠자리독서 #최애템 #도레미곰 #클래식과동화 . 날이좋아 밖에서 노느라 잠자리독서가 그날 읽는책의 전부지만 눈비비고도 찾는 요물같은책 . 어제는 바로잠들었더니 아침에일어나서 한권읽고 나감ㅋ #생쥐와딸기와배고픈곰 #도토리가없잖아 #하나씩하나씩 #톡톡톡괜찮아 요거는 항상뽑아오는 고정픽! . 📌순서대로 뽑기보다 관심사가있는 줄거리위주로 먼저 노출하면 대박책이될 확률이높은것 같아요 (ex.쓱싹쓱싹 썰기좋아할때 #생쥐와딸기와배고픈곰 ex.엄마하나 아빠하나에 꽂혔을때 #하나씩하나씩 ) . 📌cd 음원부터 먼저 깔아주고 배경음악으로 듣다가 읽어주는것도 친근하게느끼는 방법인것같아요. . 두돌맞이 책장리뉴얼에서 제일 뽕뽑는 2개 중 하나인 열일하는 우리집 #도레미곰 . #28개월아기 #bookishplay #책육아일기 #근데책은많이안읽는함정ㅋ #많이보다좋아하는게하나라도생기게만들기 #그걸로만족 #육아일상 #책육아초보 #그레이트북스 #도레미곰 #최애자랑
Make shift light table out of twinkle lights and storage bin. Kinda felt more magical than the real thing. ✨
I love when a book surprises us! "Duck Gets a Job" by @sonnyrossillustration @candlewickpress #partner was new to us and a definite hit! . . Join Duck as he attempts to get a job in the big city just like his friends. Follow him through resume writing, interviews and finally landing his first job. Duck just forgot one major step...did he actually want the job he was applying for? Follow your heart not the herd. Definitely add this book to your list for career week! . . We paired this book with our career cards (actually an Old Maid card game!) and talked about what the girls would like to do when they grow up. Miss 7 wants to NOT get married, adopt babies and open a daycare. Miss 5 wants to get married, have babies and take care of animals that need help. Miss 7 asked if I would work for her since I know how to plan fun things for kids....heart melting!! . . #careerday #candlewickpress #kidlit #kidsbooks #childrensbook #duckgetsajob #kidsbookstagram
This is my favourite #juliadonaldson book, so it was a great one to do #bookishplay with for this week’s theme by @letsplaymama ! Spud’s favourite was the pig who made lots of footprints in the playdough too. Although I reckon we’ll definitely have to do something baby related to help him prepare for impending brotherhood in a couple of months time 😳#letsplayatoz_b
WHAT DO YOU SEE? 🐻👀🌈 • This activity combined #bookishplay , color sorting, and playing with paints all into one! • First, we read Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s book “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?” We made sure to talk a LOT about the different colors of each animal to get spike into the right mindset for the activity. Then, we brought the book over to the art table where SURPRISE! popsicle stick puppets of every animal from the book were waiting! • We set out all the different color paints for Spike to choose from. At first she just wanted to paint everything white and purple, but whenever she picked up an animal we would simply flip to that page and read it aloud, and she started having a lot of fun finding the right color paint for each animal. She also worked on her fine motor and multitasking skills— holding the animal with one hand and painting with the other! • The puppets were cut by a laser cutter and glued to popsicle sticks, and the paint is Crayola washable paint. Other options for those of you without laser cutter access (we’re guessing that’s most of you) are printing out black and white images to paint or bringing out vinyl animal versions and painting them with tempera paint! • • • • • • • • • #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhood #newtotsoldtricks #invitationtocreate #kidsart #playtolearn #artactivity #tagfromtheheart #ece #playathome #playmatters #handsonlearning #colorsorting #playbasedlearning #toddlerplay #intentionalplay #kidscrafts #montesorriathome #wherelearningmeetsplay #preparedplay #letthemplay #toddleractivities #art #playideasforkids #teachersofinstagram #toddler #letthembelittle #preschool #teachersfollowteachers @tagfromtheheart @montessorifromtheheart @cintaandco
Love this #Repost @elahadalittlebook (@get_repost ) ・・・ .................... "خرفان عمي خلفان" قصة مضحكة عن الخرفان التي تذهب لطبيب الاسنان!!! نعم خرفان ظريفة تذهب الى عيادة الاسنان فخرفان عمي خلفان ليست ككل الخرفان🐑🐑🐑🤗. هذه القصة تساعد الاطفال على تقبل طبيب الاسنان بطريقة ظريفه وجميلة. القصة حفزت ايلا على إعادة بعض الكلمات والجمل بالقصة وتقمص شخصيات القصة وترديد انشودة خرفان عمي خلفان ليست ككل الخرفان. عملنا خرفان عمي خلفان وقرأنا القصة باستخدام الخرفان المصنوعة من القطن. @alsalwa_books #خرفان_عمي_خلفان #قصص_اطفال #القراءة #قراءةللأطفال #قصص_للاطفال #التعليم_مع_اللعب #التعليم_المبكر #لعب #التعليم_باللعب #التعليم_بالترفيه #مونتسوري #امومة #عيد_الاضحى #2018 #booksandcrafts #readingismagic #storytime #toddlerbook #bookworm #toddler #goodread #bookstagram #babybook #lovereading #kidsbooks #earlylearning101 #mothersday #tagfromtheheart #bookishplay
I have some lovely #bookishplay lined up for my preschoolers in the upcoming days. 👫 . We will be combining simple counting with geography (and of course some arts and crafts!) 🌏🔢 . World geography is one of my favourite subjects and I don't know who's more excited, me or the kids! (hint: Me! 🙊) . Stay tuned 😁 #mygrannywenttomarket
Books are a huge part of daily life in our household and can often be a huge inspiration for our activities. Our latest library visit introduced little miss to Elmer (much to Mummy’s delight) - so we took the opportunity to make an Elmer of our own using: • Ready mix paint • Cotton wool I know I’m bias but I think he looks super cool 🐘 #ToddlerPlay #LearningThroughPlay #FunToPlay #QuickPlay #IdeasForPlay #LetsPlay #PreschoolPlay #BusyMumBusyBaby #GetArty #PaintingWithToddlers #ChildhoodMemories #BookishPlay #Paint #MessyTime #InstaMum #TheThingsWeDo
🍁🍂 The wind is really blowing today and the leaves were whirling and swirling through the air all around us on the school run. We pretended to fly like the leaves and twirled and jumped to try and catch them. I was reminded of this poem about Autumn by Shirley Hughes. The second picture is from Pinterest and I find it very evocative, I will show it to Small once he wakes up and discuss the image, and how it’s made up of long, short, straight and wavy lines. 🌬🍁🍂 #bookishplay #autumnactivities #weloveautumnplay #books #poem #poetry #readtogether #playtogether #autumn #wind #leaves #shirleyhughes #resolvetoplay
🌈Kitap Önerisi!!!📚 🌈Yavru Baykuşlar🦉🦉🦉Owl Babies 🌈Martin Waddell’in “Yavru Baykuşlar” kitabı;çocukların yetişkinlerden ayrı kalma kaygısını konu alan ve onların bu kaygıyla baş etmelerine yardımcı olabilecek kısacık,kendine özgü yalın anlatımı olan sevimli bir kitap🤗❤️ 🌈Kapkaranlık ormanda, bir ağacın dalında üç yavru baykuş, Sedef, Bulut ve Can, oturmuş düşünüyorlar. Tüm baykuşlar çok düşünürler özellikle de gecenin karanlığında yalnızken ve annelerinin dönmesini beklerken ... 🌈Biz doğa da bulduğumuz yaprak,ağaç kozalakları ve kuş tüylerinden baykuşları yaptık.Sizler de elinizde bulunan malzemelerle baykuşları yapabilir kitabın canlandırmasını çocuklarınızla birlikte yapıp hem eğlenceli hemde öğretici hâle getirebilirsiniz.🎈 🌈 2 yaş ve üzeri çocuklar için keyifle okuyabilirsiniz📚🦉 ••• #activitiesforlittleones #martinwaddell #patrickbenson #kırçiçeğiyayınları #çocukkitapları #çocukhikayeleri #çocukgelişimi #kitapkurdu #kitapokuyananneler #okuyananneler #bookishplay #montessoriactivity #montessorikids #playbasedlearning #playideas #learningatheart #earlylearning101 #kitapyurdu #naturbased #nature_lovers #sensoryplay #sensorykids #whereplaymeetslearning #2yaşveüzeriçocuklariçinkitap #montessorirestore #earlylearning #invitationtoplay @ourmontessorilife @etkinlikonerileri @the_paige_diaries @cocuk.gelisim.dunyasi @etkinlikkurdu @cintaandco @cantinho_pedagogico_da_sil @playful_wren @learningatheart @kidsactivitiesblog @new_trick_kids @2little_lims @evokulu @papodaprofessoradenise @mama_kreativ @montessorianneleri @bookbairn @petitbookcorner @bedtime.stories.forevermore @invitationtoplay
Every night at the end of family dinner we read a story from this fabulous book. The boys are really enjoying the stories, and I am enjoying the extended conversations the stories are provoking at family time #shareamealwithyourfamily #mumof3boys #bookishplay #earlyliteracy #learningathome #conversationstarters
#omg how inviting does this book stack look with the adorable pink leather T-Bar sandals from @mil_co16 #alittlegirlsdream SWIP to see them in tan 😍😍 . 😎 I am also #totallyinlove with our other #bookishplay gift this month, the light bouncing #emoji . This week we will showcase all the books included in our Big Emotions boxes and tomorrow we will announce our new theme #youaregoingtoloveit . Hint 👉🏻 🦄 🐉
Here is my little op-shop find settling into its new home! Because I found such a connection between the books we read and the play I set up, I wanted an area where they could get some specific books out to read each night. My daughter would pull every book out of her shelf at night and bring them to us without actually looking at any of them and then we had a big mess to clean up. So, a post from @our_montessori_journey this morning gave me an idea to create a space in which she could freely do that without destroying her big bookshelf. I also added some pictures about bedtime so they could learn that this area was for their bedtime books. I don't know if this is the sort of thing to do but let's see if it works!!! . . . . #reading #toddlerreading #bookishplay #books #toddlerbooks #toddlerplay #bookstorage #kidsbooks #toddlerroutines #toddlerlearning #toddler #toddleractivities #playroominspo #toystorage #montessori #montessoriathome #shelfie #toyshelfie #openendedplay #invitationtoread #invitationtoplay #montessoritoddler #teachermum #playbasedlearning #earlyyearsideas #teachersofinstagram #activitieswithmytoddler #mumoftwins #twins #vintagefinds
#owlbabies and the threeness of 3. One of my all time favourite books, perfect for so many different learning focuses and a book I have used every year of my career, more than once, one way or another. I always remember using it for an experiment in holistic teaching on my first placement when I was doing my teacher training at University of Cambridge- 10 years ago this month - arghhh, how time flies! Anyway, today we are looking at 1,2,3, and this was the perfect book to use. We shared the story, reiterating the number sequence throughout, inviting the children to help me count the babies as we read. When we'd finished they played with the set up and were challenged to search for 3 of everything- owls, apples, leaves and fir cones. #eyfs #earlyyears #bookishplay #storiesofmaths #weloveautumnplay #childcare #preschoolfun #homeschoolfun #earlychildhoodeducation #education #childhoodunplugged #teacherledchildcare
Reuben bought a story sack home from school with a little teddy and wooden fish, they asked if we could add anything to the sack to pass around class. The story is about a wish fish (obvs) but also talks a lot about rain, sun and snow so I added some sensory pots. The teacher loved it when we handed it in this morning. #bookishplay #entertaining_kids #littleoneslearn #creativeplay #playathomemummy #mykidsmaketoo #kidsactivties #childcareadventures #littleones #learningthroughplay #getcreativewith #minnieandmeplay #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #learnthroughplay #fun #play #toddler #toddleractivities #tagfromtheheart #myplayfullearner #everydayplayhacks #sensoryplay #somethingsensory #letsplayatoz_b
I loved this layout from @im_the_simon featuring our hello flashcards. Don't forget we have a competition running at the moment where you can win our entire flashcard collection - check out the post down our feed... ..........text from original #Repost from @im_the_simon with @regram.app ... 👋 HELLO! BONJOUR! XIN CHAO! ZDRAVO! NAMASTE! 👋 It’s usually the first word you learn when traveling to another country or learning another language: HELLO 😀I got these flash cards from @fiddlesticks.kids and paired them with one of our favourite books: The Hello Atlas. I absolutely looooove learning other languages (I’m bilingual...almost trilingual 🤞)and I hope to pass on that enthusiasm to my child. This was a very, very cool lesson for us ❤️ Happy Friday folks! Ciao! 😘. . . . #fiddlesticksflashcards #fiddlestickskids #thehelloatlas #learninghowtosayhello #learninganotherlanguage #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolcommunity #homeschoolcollective #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolhomeschool #preschoolathome #thisishowwehomeschool #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoritribe #themontessoritribe #charlottemasonliving #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #bookishplay #hyggeschooling
I don’t enjoy watching the colours get smudged into that delightful shade of brown that kids inevitably turn the paint colours into. But in the interest of learning about colours, I’d put my aversion aside and let BookBairn go wild with her mixing skills (with a little help and encouragement and lots and lots of learning chat from me!). And of course the perfect #bookpairing is Mix It Up by @hervetullet Such a wonderful book, that if you don’t like mess or that smudgy brown you can have similar colour mixing fun! Do you have any colour mixing book recommendations? We’d love to read more whilst we are fascinated by the subject! Another day of #letsplayatoz_b #bookishplay For more play ideas on the B themes - books, bugs and babies, check out the other hosts! @the_treasure_babes @babyplay123 @petitbookcorner @myhongkongabc @letsplaymama Also I just realised how many times I typed “colour” and all my US book lovers will be thinking “color” I love the idiosyncrasies of language!!
👁 The Slide and See series are perfect for little fingers. 🔹#Repost @thebookparade 🔹 ・・・ A beautiful day at the park, a cozy quilt, and a favorite book. Spring doesn’t get better than this! #kidstagram #bookstagram #booksforkids #booksforsale #bookworm #kidsactivities #kidsthatread #usbornebooks #usbornebooksandmore #usborne #usbornebooksathome #learning #learnandplay #learnandgrow #raisingreaders #kidsreading #childrensliterature #littlelearners #bookishplay #bookspiration #bookinspo
🐑 That’s not my lamb 🐑 After our encounter with lambs on our walk yesterday, we got this great little @usborne_books out to read. Arlo loved exploring the different textures from the book that we matched up with texture cards I had made. . . . . #nosynoodle #usbournebooks #bookishplay #textures #babysensoryplay #learningthroughplay #sensoryexperience #thatsnotmy #thatsnotmybooks #thatsnotmylamb #thatsnotmylambbook #curiousbaby #8monthsold
"Make it real". That's all I think about. I'm not use to environments... yet. So, I drew from reference in order to design & render the forthcoming daughter's castle for the story. 1 of the few times I worked my photography into my illustrations. Would you like to see more? Image:@photosbysolo #AnimalsontheTrainGo #literacymatters #booksforkids #kidsbook #kidbooks #kidsreading #readaloudrevival #raisingreaders #readtome #bedtimereading #readaloud #childrensliterature #raiseareader #bookishplay #earlyliteracy #littlelearners #playislearning #playbasedlearning #playmatters #playtolearn #weneeddiversebooks #diversebooks #ownvoices #eachoneteachone #eachonereachone #kidsimagination #imaginativeplay #kidsatplay #letthemplay #learnthroughplay
Following on from our adventure on #hmasonslow at @anmmuseum I’ve added a couple of submarine themed books into Jelly’s rotation this week. ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary’ and ‘Captain Kieron’. These are great books to pair together because they both have similar themes of an underwater adventure that could be fantasy or reality. However, they’re in contrasting formats (a first person diary vs a third person narrative). Tonight, I’ve made Jelly a little underwater small world to explore at bathtime. There are lots of sea creatures lurking between the aquarium plants and a hidden treasure chest, to reflect the themes in both books. It’s just in a big plastic storage tub, and as long as the bath water is a bit shallower than the tub, it stays largely separate. It means you don’t have to worry about splashing. If I was still teaching, this would making a great independent guided reading activity. #smallworldplay #splashtray #sensoryplay #bookishplay #submarines #compareandcontrast #playtray #montessori #montessorifromtheheart #tagfromtheheart #storysacks #raiseareader #earlyyears #bringabooktolife #playathomemummy #stayathomemummy #sahm #underwaterplay #homeschool #preschoolathome #learningthroughplay #smallworldplay #natureplay #messyplay #everydayplayhacks #sydneymums #aussiemums
Demolition by Sally Sutton is one of my amigos most requested read alouds for bedtime. 📚 Every day we are picking out a new stick from our #picturebookplayjar to broaden our #bookishplay . 📚 First stick he pulled out was "letter study" so we focused on "D". I held a flashcard up for reference, while he spotlighted the letter with his torch. 🔦 Swipe to see👉 Don't know what a #picturebookplayjar is? Link in bio😊
I couldn’t decide what theme to do next so we’ll just explore colours these few days. What better way than to start with a rainbow 🌈 sensory bin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was going to use rainbow rice at first but decided against it out of respect to farmers. My husband works closely with farmers globally and have seen firsthand the hard work poured in just to harvest a grain of rice. Kaye has never played with food (unless they are stale) that’s why we don’t do a lot of sensory bins at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We also read “Rainbow: A Book of Colors” by Jane Cabrera. I like that it included objects that have the indigo colour, a colour that toddlers may not be familiar with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #30monthsold #2y6m #letterrunit #rainbowtheme #colorsallaround #itsacolorfulworld #sensoryplay #sensorybin #aReadaDay #bookishplay #bookbasedplay #bookbasedactivities #totschool #totschoolathome #mommyschool #letsplayatoz_b
We love #danieltigersneighborhood It is full of positive messages for little ones. We got a book with short stories based on the tv show and Miss A loves reading them and telling people the stories! So I made felt characters for her to enact the stories and she really loves them! . . #raisingreaders #feltstories #danieltiger #kidslit #readingtogether #childrensliterature #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #bookishplay #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #kidapproved #preschoolplay #learnathome
Airplane Week:💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈💺🛫✈ Imaginative play! A few cotton balls and a few airplanes! Perfect setting for a toddler activity!
Walt was itching to get stuck into this Stick Man inspired sensory tray. We started by collecting sticks from the garden, then created a small world with our @invitationtoplay logs, @joguines_grapat mates and sensory materials.
📚 THE GINGERBREAD MAN👨‍🍳 . Mr 2 was given “The Gingerbread Man” book many months ago, and he requested we read it every night for weeks. Finally his interest waned and so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try some #bookishplay . I already had some playdough which had about 6 different colours mixed up in it 😣 so I added some red to make it a more appropriate colour. Then I hunted out some beads, buttons and eyes and a rolling pin. This honestly entertained him for about an hour. Especially when he realised it was only fit that we bake them in his @ikea_australia play kitchen 😜 • • • • #openendedplay #invitationtoplay #learningthroughplay #playislearning #playathome #playbasedlearning #preparedplay #bookishplay #bookbasedplay
‘The thoughts in my head are like rushing water and I feel like a boat with no anchor...being carried away.’ . I am Peace' by Susan Verde @susanverde . Some days feel a little and sometimes a lot like this. We love this book of mindfulness, it's a wonderful reminder to stop, breathe, remember what's most important and to find balance in our day again. . Inspired by the beautiful illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds, we set up some water paints - an activity that we feel always brings a little calm and peace to our day. . What can you do to invite calm into you and your child’s world today?
Airplane Week:✈🛫💺✈🛫💺✈🛫💺✈🛫💺 No time for pictures mom! There is a freaking airplane behind me! I am assuming that's what he was thinking. 😝 He didn't want to look at the camera that's for sure! That airplane was way too exciting. Started out theme this week with a small outing to an airport. It was a small airport, but it had a great park attached. We decided to have a picnic lunch, thank you @farmerboysfood and then we checked out the airplane.
Edible, messy play for tonight's #bookishplay . We had orange eyes, poison warts and purple prickles...yum 😋. Really simple and quick to do! I used some purple food colouring to pop in the water while boiling the rice, peas and some chocolate m&m's. It was an added bonus as my little bear ate some of the messy play so maybe handy for those fussy eaters. You can do so many things with messy play! We kept it simple after a busy day in nursery and used spoons to try and separate the different colours. Great to develop the hand-eye coordination especially for younger children. You can develop that pincer grip by getting them to use their fingers to pick up the rice. Lots of sense stimulation, taste, textures and colours! For older children hide letters amongst the "mess" and then try to spell words from the letters they can find 😊 #littlebearsreadingcorner #messyplay #edibleplay #sensestimulation #thegruffalo #kidsbooks #childrenreading #babiesreading
Polar Bear Sensory Bin Snow dough + ice bricks + glass beads + polar bear + our little one added pieces from her @grimmsrainbow as caves. Our little one loves polar bears and spends quite a lot of time watching them as we are massive fans of @yorkshire_wp and #projectpolar . We linked our sensory bin to the book 'Where's Polar bear?' which we love! The snow dough (flour & baby oil) feels amazing! & The ice bricks led us to use lots of scientific language to do with changing state. I struggled to get a photo of this before her little hands were steaming in! #sensoryplay #sensorybin #wherespolarbear #learningthroughplay #bookishplay #experienciallearning #exploringtolearn
AUTUMN WALKS!!! 🍁🍂 We visited Worden Park this morning, we took our book, ‘Leaf Man’ which we read under a tree. The children used baskets to collect nature treasures, leaves, conkers, acorns and sticks. It was a lovely morning, lots of fresh air, light exercise, children showed lots of curiosity towards the world around them. It was all going so well till I got 💩💩💩💩💩 on by a bird! Muck for Luck- so I’ve been told! 😏 #outdoorlearning #outdoorclassroom #understandingtheworld #nature #curiosity #explore #collect #find #bookishplay #wearereading #childcareadventures #entertaining_elsie #minnieandmeplay #thisstarcan #treasurebabes 🌈 #somethingsensory #entertaining_kids
BOOKISHPLAY BUGS - After our bug hunt this afternoon we found out all of our bug books and spent time having a little explore. Little was fascinated and went and found her magnifying glass to have a closer look! - I left the room to make a drink and came back and she had taken one of her bug books and was 'reading' it to her baby. With no encouragement she hit all three themes in one! - Lots more BUG, BABY & BOOKISHPLAY ideas over at the hashtag #letsplayatoz_b and these fab accounts: @the_treasure_babes @babyplay123 @bookbairn @petitbookcorner @myhongkongabc
Our Adventurers are loving traditional tales, making gingerbread men in the dough and pretend play of any kind! Their new imagination area - dress up, make gingerbread men, role play, small world all in one space ❤ Looking forward to seeing what fun their imaginations will make..... #homesteadnursery #developingcuriouslearners #reggioinspired #environmentasthirdteacher #observation #childcareadventures #imaginativeplay #stories #gingerbreadman #bestdayeveryday #bookishplay
Wondering about nocturnal animals lead to further inquiries into day and night, light and shadow. #prek #lightandshadow #flashlightsong #overheadprojector #learningthroughplay #teacherheidireads #bookishplay
Story retelling and wondering about “nocturnal” animals. #teacherheidireads #bookishplay
I noticed I don’t post about books much which is odd as they are SO loved in our house. Miss 1’s favourite spot is lounging on a giant pile of cushions right next to the book box which has often been emptied all around her. - The beautiful @kidsartteacher introduced me to this series of Usborne Peep Inside books + they are just stunning. Such great detail in the illustrations with cute cut outs that Miss 3 loves. - We have 2 in the series but plan on collecting them all! I purchased them from @bookdepository but I have also recently spotted them at @kmartaus for half the price 📚. • • • #allplayeveryday #letthembelittle #play #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #playmatters #invitationtoplay #openendedplay #toddleractivities #reggioinspired #imagine #create #everydayplayhacks #nature #smallworld #books #reading #bookishplay #minizoobr18
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