The benefits of muddy play!

Do you remember playing in mud as a child?  How the mud felt squished in between your hands or feet and the sounds it made as you jumped in or patted it?  The different types of brown colour it could be?  The wonderful earthy smell of it?  How much fun you had immersing yourself in playing with and in it? …

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The importance of sensory play in early childhood

Did you know that babies learn about their world through their senses? Nature can provide all the learning babies need. Incredibly, nature play is the ultimate sensory experience for your baby. As parents, we may often feel pressured to buy toys that will help enhance our child’s development. We don’t need them all. We can provide natural, low cost activities…

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Let’s Go on a Bug Hunt!

‘We’re going on a bug hunt, we’re going to find some small ones…’ Going on a bug hunt with children is one of the most enjoyable activities you can do outdoors and the best part is, you can pretty much find bugs anywhere, even in your backyard and it’s a different experience every time. It also gives children, a deeper…

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50 Outdoor Play Ideas on Rainy Days

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes Do you let your child play outside in the rain or when it’s cold or even in the mud? Playing outdoors in the rain is a childhood experience that is like no other and one that children totally immerse themselves in. Rain droplets falling on your tongue,…

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