It’s Not Just a Stick: A Simple Nature Table

Did you know you could get tie drawers? I didn’t! I guess maybe snazzy businessmen might….I came across this tie drawer and thought it would make the perfect nature table; open and accessible but still ordered so the collections can stay … Continue reading

Playful Experimentation: Shaving Cream & Bubble Wrap

Playful Experimentation: Shaving Cream & Bubble Wrap

‘Mummy, can we do some shaving cream?’  Sure. I spoke about having materials on offer last week, about letting the activity or experience emerge through experimentation. Along with this though I think we can help our children to engage more deeply in … Continue reading

Reggio: A Colour and Light Collage

Reggio: A Colour and Light Collage

Now that the days are getting shorter our usually bright and sunny playroom  is quite dark by mid-afternoon. Gloomy? Not at all, it means that we can light up the walls with the OHP. Jack usually takes a bit of … Continue reading

Reggio: Mixed Media Art – Exploring with Plastic Wrap

Reggio: Mixed Media Art – Exploring with Plastic Wrap

Art is a significant part of the Reggio Emilia Approach. However it’s not the creation of art which is the focus, it’s the use of art as a medium to represent children’s thinking, encourage investigation and experimentation; to make the … Continue reading

Pink Peppermint Playdough

Pink Peppermint Playdough

Time for some new playdough. While our Eucalyptus water playdough is still smelling divine, Jack decided to make a window mural out of it and then colour it in pink, soooo some new playdough was needed. He seems to have … Continue reading