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sensory play coloured rice tray

How To: Sensory Play Coloured Rice Tray

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Sensory play is a valuable part of early childhood development, not only is it fun, but it helps develop fine motor skills and creativity. Emma has been a little unfocused and disruptive at school lately, so her teacher suggested we try some more sensory play activities at home to help her calm her behavior and help her focus. A tray…

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diy doctor play set

How To: DIY Doctor Play Set

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Emma is really into pretend play at the moment, so I thought it was time to introduce her to my favourite roll play toy as a child, the Doctor Play set. I had a Fisher Price one as a girl, and it really got a workout. Instead of buying her a whole lot of plastic stuff, I rummaged around in…

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DIY wrapping paper

How To: DIY wrapping paper

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I recently was gifted a small collection of beautiful vintage trims from a friend of a friend. I’m totally infatuated by them and don’t know if I will ever find a project special enough to warrant cutting into them…and then I had a brain wave! Wrapping Paper. It’s easy to create your own personalized decorative papers, all you need is…

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DIY play bean bags

How To: Tossing Bean Bags

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I used to love playing with bean bags as a child, they are great to practice throwing, catching and balancing. You can make your own from materials lying about, here’s how…You will need: Some fabric scraps (medium weight fabric is best) Filling (beans, popping corn, rice, aquarium gravel or plastic pellets) Sewing machine, iron, scissors, thread, paper How to: Cut…

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