Book Review: 150+ Screen-free Activities for Kids

Borax Free Gak Dough - An Everyday Story

contains affiliate links Today I wanted to show you a fabulous new children’s activities book. It’s called 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from! 150+ Screen-free Activities for Kids is all about the lovely gooey stuff that kids love; slimes, doughs and paints as well as fabulous small […]

Simple Provocations: Coloured Water

Simple Provocations Engaging Explorations You Can Set Up in Minutes - An Everyday Story

I thought I would start a new photo series with you called Simple Provocations. Most of the things Jack and Sarah do each day are really very simple play ideas; chalk and water, painting rocks, playing with loose parts in the sandpit, that sort of thing. I mentioned in a post about my day, some […]

Welcoming in Spring: Spring Blossom Sensory Tub

An Everyday Story

The change in seasons is so very beautiful here in Canberra. In autumn the streets are lined with blazing red, orange and yellow-leaved trees. When spring comes around the bare branches burst to life with white, pale pink and bright pink blossoms. They are distractingly beautiful; I keep finding my eyes wandering from tree to […]

Loose Parts for Little Ones

Throughout our 30 Days to Transform Your Play series I got so many wonderful emails sharing different stories and asking questions. One question which popped up a lot was how to create opportunities for babies and toddlers to explore loose parts. Babies and young toddlers (those still at the mouthing stage) can absolutely play with […]

Sand Tray and Loose Parts

Reggio-inspired Activities for Children

This month’s featured writer is Ness from One Perfect Day. ……………………………………………………………………….. Thank you Kate for inviting me to contribute a post today.  I am always so inspired by what you share with us. It is very exciting to be able to share some of our play with your readers. A few Christmases ago, we gave my […]

How Great are Mystery Bags?

A few simple treasures, each unique in their shape or texture, together in a small bag. A mystery bag is one of those classic children’s activities, isn’t it? At 4, Jack loves them. I remember loving them well into primary school. This was Sarah’s first time playing. You might have heard of or seen Stereognostic Bags. […]