Explorations for 2 Year Olds – Playful Learning

Reggio inspired investigations for toddlers and two year olds - An Everyday Story

Explorations for 2 Years Olds – Playful Learning

Today I’m sharing some of the explorations I have out for Sarah at the moment over on Playful Learning. I’m going to be a regular contributor on Playful Learning. So I hope you will drop by often.

And if you’ve just popped over for the first time, hi. I’m Kate and I mostly write about life with my two little ones, Jack (almost 4) and Sarah (23months). We started homeschooling this year; preschool homeschool.

Here’s a few of my favourite posts if you wanted to take a peek around:

How to set up a Reggio playroom - An Everyday StoryOur Reggio-inspired Playroom

I love having natural materials for the kids to play with and explore. Here’s a couple of my favourite posts using natural materials:

Nature Table in a Reggio playroom - An Everyday Story

Our Nature Table

Montessori Nature Discovery Bakset: Sensory Exploration for Babies

A First Nature Discovery Basket 

The kids also love painting and all kinds of open-ended, messy art.

Reggio Emilia activities - bubble wrap painting {An Everyday Story}Large Bubble Wrap Painting

Painting with Toddlers {An Everyday Story}Painting with Toddlers: It’s only mess in our eyes

Reggio Activities - Natural Lavender PlaydoughNatural Lavender Playdough

Just a snippet of our story. Hope you’ll pop by again soon.


An Everyday Story - Reggio and Montessori inspired living and learningAn Everyday Story - Reggio and Montessori inspired living and learning

11 Replies to “Explorations for 2 Year Olds – Playful Learning”

  1. Hey, just stumbled across your blog. It looks like you create such an amazing, stimulating environment to grow up in! Any kid would be lucky to have this kind of upbringing. I also read in your “about us” that your son has cerebral palsy. In case you’re interested, here’s a site that I’ve found to be a great way to connect to the cerebral palsy community, plus it’s full of helpful information and resources. Also take a look at their facebook page if you’re interested in more community connections. Anyway, I love the blog! Looking forward to reading more about how you’re raising those adorable kids!

    1. Hi Rhonda. Thank you for the link. I’ll pop over and have a look 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and your kind words 🙂 Lovely to meet you.

  2. mariahbruehl says:

    I am so honored to be working with you and I can’t wait to try the lavender play dough with my girls! Thank you for the amazing post 🙂

    1. Thanks Mariah 🙂 So happy to be working with you too. I love that my little blog is getting a bit of a wider reach thanks to you 🙂

  3. I commented on the PL post but I’ll repost here: where did you get your wooden trays? I’m always interested on where you source things since you are Australian too! I was excited when I saw you using Kmart baskets because we use those too 😛

    1. Funnily I think I bought these from K-mart too 🙂 They weren’t just trays though, they came with some wooden letters and numbers I bought. You know the home brand wooden toys they have now. Actually now that I think about it, I might have bought them at Big W… 🙂 The smaller ones are from Woolworths. Not sure if they still sell them but I bought some wooden food in the toy aisle and the tray came with them. I did see some small bamboo trays at spotlight the other day though. They were nice but a little expensive I thought, $14.95 each. Still good to keep in mind for when they have their sales.

  4. your photos make me want to come and play too

    1. Well it might be a bit of a hike but you are more than welcome to come play 🙂

  5. titus2teacher says:

    Your blog is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love your photos and ideas. I have NEVER heard of Reggio before but it seems very Charlotte Mason in nature.

    I blog at Teachers of Good Things and this is the kind of ideas my readers would love! Please come and linkup on the Tender Moments with Toddlers & Preschoolers with this idea. Here is the link for the current one: http://teachersofgoodthings.com/bowling-pins-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers/

    It is EVERY Thursday and your posts would be very welcomed in our link ups.

    I’m heading to share this pin in our Toddlers & Preschoolers board.

    1. I think I need to read a little more about Charlotte Mason. I have had a few people mention that they see similarities. I do really love learning about different educational and homeschooling approaches.

      Thank you for the invitation to share with your readers. I’ll pop over and have a look 🙂

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