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Home Made Play Dough Recipe (Even A Taste-Safe One!)

Days out and new toys can be expensive and as parents, we don’t always have the time to come up with new play ideas. So I’m going to share a simple and inexpensive recipe that can help you out… home made play dough! It’s a favourite at our house as well as in the play sessions I run with children. It can ignite the imagination like nothing else. Play dough can transform into food, buildings, animals, monsters, jewellery; the possibilities are endless. It’s a fantastic activity for child development as well. It supports development of their fine motor skills as they mould shapes, their gross motor skills as they knead the dough and their social skills as they play with each other or role play every day activities such as ‘cooking’. Play dough is a wonderful way for children to be creative and engage in a multi-sensory activity. They are…

Using Story Baskets for Sensory Play

It’s easy to make your own story telling baskets at home. It’s never too early to read to your little one and cultivating a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Why not make reading even more fun by using story baskets of props and engaging your child’s senses?! How to Make a Story Basket  Pick a story that you think your child will enjoy. It can be a picture book, story book, fairy tale, song or poem. You don’t have to have an actual book, as long as you know what happens so you can tell your child. Use toys and props that you already have in and around the house. Use your imagination: stones and twigs can represent different landscapes, pieces of fabric can be used as the sea or a river, soft animals can be characters and small toys or…