Hi there, welcome to the blog. Here you will find a mix of short and long reads about play based learning, play ideas and resources, ways to celebrate play with your early learners, organisational systems to try and what we get up to here at celebrateplay HQ. Grab a drink and curl up and enjoy – make sure you have a notepad to jot down any notes as you read as there are loads of practical ideas worth remembering.

IDEAS FOR TEACHING SCISSOR SKILLS

IDEAS FOR TEACHING SCISSOR SKILLS

...so teaching our little ones how to use scissors can be a tricky prospect with many lingering questions eg. what is the right age to introduce scissors, is there a correct way to hold a pair of scissors, how to teach a left handed child to use scissors when you are...

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IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INFLUENCES-WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INFLUENCES-WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Earlier in one of the first celebrateplay popup groups, I was asked where do my ideas come from. So today I am talking about that in more detail along with where I find inspiration and the motivation to see out my ideas. ...so my ideas come from a variety of sources,...

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MY SINGLE MUM PLAY ROUTINE

MY SINGLE MUM PLAY ROUTINE

Guest blog by Wilhelmina Elsa Ford I have always been a routine kind of gal, but when I first had Dustin, my now 3 year old, I was running a very large business I had grown over 9 years and I was such a control freak with it daily that I had to have a good routine at...

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HOW WE PLAN FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

HOW WE PLAN FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

It is no secret I love the opportunity to create play experiences for our young learners-those that are fun, engaging, inspiring, made with intention and ultimately foster a love for learning. ...so when it comes to the school holidays with our regular activities...

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HOW TO CREATE A PLAY ROUTINE WHEN TIME POOR

HOW TO CREATE A PLAY ROUTINE WHEN TIME POOR

...tick, tick, tick, another hour passes by, another day passes by and before you know it, the weeks is done and dusted with a new one starting. Who else feels like time is passing by way too quickly and it difficult to keep up? You are certainly not alone. One of the...

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THE BENEFITS OF SENSORY PLAY

THE BENEFITS OF SENSORY PLAY

Guest Blog by Katie Lane. From birth, babies explore the world around them using their five senses: touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. In recent years there is a decline in Sensory Play as the TV, computer games and battery operated toys are becoming more...

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PLAY IDEAS FOR THE BUSY WAHP

PLAY IDEAS FOR THE BUSY WAHP

Finding activities for your children to do while you wear your  BIZHAT on can be a full time job in itself. So, today, Im sharing 12 of our favourite play ideas along with some organisational tips that work at //celebrateplay// HQ to help create independent...

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DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO PLAY PLANNING

DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO PLAY PLANNING

...so one of the things //celebrateplay// is best known for is our approach to play planning in the home. Want to know our secrets that have made it work for us so far and how it could work for you? Keep reading!! Play Planning has been a game changer because it has...

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CREATING AN ACTIVITY TUB FOR TODDLERS

CREATING AN ACTIVITY TUB FOR TODDLERS

Our youngest has shown interest in sitting to complete an activity for a short time, so we have introduced a daily activity tub to them-so far just one tub for the week with a daily rotation. As our toddler grows with this concept, we will increase to the five daily...

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Hi, I’m Erin

Welcome to my blog where I share my love for TEACHING and LEARNING and my passion for ORGANISATION, HELPING OTHERS, PLAY and all things pretty and practical. You can read more about me and my blog HERE!

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