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Let the show begin! Puppet Playtime.

by Debbie Mobbs on 16 October 2017 00:00 (62 days ago)

Farm Animal Hand Puppet

A child's imagination is one of their greatest assets, and there is no better toy or activity to encourage imaginative play than classic puppets!

The play and learning opportunities are endless with puppets and today I'm going to share a few fun ideas for you to try at home.

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The Benefits of Family Game Time

by Debbie Mobbs on 10 July 2017 21:05 (159 days ago)

The Benefits of Family Game Time

Looking back, most of us can recall times during our childhood when we played 'board games' with our family members - be it siblings or parents.

With Winter upon us (and school holidays in a month!), we have been reflecting on our childhood memories from Winters past, and one that is very common to most of us is playing games as a family. In today's modern age one tends to resort to technology to 'entertain' the family when the weather is cold and miserable outside.

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Once upon a time... Story Stones

by Debbie Mobbs on 05 October 2016 20:22 (05/10/2016)

Story StonesHave you ever come across Story Stones? Story Stones are a wonderful way to stimulate early language development, communication and of course imaginative play. They can initially be used to identify things as the child verbalises what the picture is (naming the picture). However, the magic of language and sentence construction begins when the child starts to link the images and use "joining" words to make wonderful sentences and stories.

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Mastering Cutting with Scissors

by Debbie Mobbs on 08 September 2016 19:20 (08/09/2016)

Mastering Cutting with Scissor

Most children show an interest in cutting at an early age. Cutting skills progress along a developmental continuum. Children start with snipping randomly, which progresses to cutting along lines, to angular shapes and finally the skill is mastered when cutting out rounded shapes and detailed pictures.

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Winter Puzzle Fun

by Debbie Mobbs on 30 June 2015 10:45 (30/06/2015)

Winter Puzzle FunWinter is here and parents are constantly seeking out activities that can entertain and stimulate their children while keeping warm and dry indoors. We have the perfect solution...

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