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Busy Boxes Introducing the Busy Box Magnetic Board Activity 16 Montessori Ideas for the Busy Box Projects Night Sky Constellations Lego and Construction Models Art and Craft Going Offline with Your Child’s Favourite Characters Abstract Art Fun – exploration of colours and textures Batik Painting T-Shirt Painting Water Colours Introduction to Finger Paints Mess-Free Art –Continue reading “Fun Activities”

Family Fun: Christmas Activities and Stuff

Christmas Activities – Decorating the Tree For Christmas this year, we recycled our tree from the previous year. Aristotle had a lot of fun hanging up the baubles, but I had to assist with the lights. Hercules pitched in with the singing and even hung up a few baubles himself – mostly all on theContinue reading “Family Fun: Christmas Activities and Stuff”

Good Old Fashioned Games

Aristotle’s school is doing a theme on toys – specifically: old-fashioned toys. You know… the kind we used to play when we were kids. So we’ve been playing a few “new” oldies ourselves… We’ve moved off Dinosaur Chess and onto a real chessboard: We chose a magnetic set so we could take it along with us, or “pause theContinue reading “Good Old Fashioned Games”

Books: Family Fun – Search and Find Activity Books

Some time back, my cousin gave us these lovely Search and Find activity books published by Hinkler: When we first got them, Hercules was a little too young to appreciate them so I put them away. I recently dug them out so that Aristotle, Hercules and I could work on it together. The books areContinue reading “Books: Family Fun – Search and Find Activity Books”

Apps: Splash Money by Study Pad

Study Pad (creators of Splash Math) has a new app – Splash Money. We’re always on the lookout for fun games and activities to teach children about money because we believe financial education for children is important. One of the first steps to learning about managing money is learning about how to count coins and bills. That’sContinue reading “Apps: Splash Money by Study Pad”

Christmas Fun for 2012

Generally, I don’t really approve of the whole commercialisation of special occasions and I try not to get drawn into it. I’m completely unromantic about Valentine’s day (no flowers please! But if you must, a box of chocolates won’t go astray…) and my reaction to Christmas is sort of the same. When he was quiteContinue reading “Christmas Fun for 2012”

Educational Apps for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Following are some terrific apps from 22learn for the iPad (I think some available on iPhone and iPod Touch) that are appropriate for toddlers and pre-schoolers. 22learn have 20 years of experience in the design of fun educational tools. Their apps have all be beta tested by children from their intended age group. They currentlyContinue reading “Educational Apps for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers”

Snazaroo Face Painting Kit, Rainbow

Colors included: white, black, bright red, orange, bright yellow, bright green, sky blue, bright pink Includes a high-density face painting sponge, and brush Face painting guide Colors included: White, Black, Bright Red, Orange, Bright Yellow, Bright Green, Sky Blue, Bright Pink. List Price: $ 15.99 Price: $ 7.99

Scientific Explorer’s Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists

Scientific Explorer’s Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists Winner of Parents’ Choice Approved Award and Dr.Toy One of the 10 Best Educational Products 2005 Award Contains a variety of experiments and instruction guide with scientific explanation Spark your child’s curiosity in science while they are young! Learn about colors, learn about volcanoes A greatContinue reading “Scientific Explorer’s Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists”

Scientific Explorer My First Outer Space Science Kit

What do you see in the sky at night The moon and stars and maybe even another planet In this kit you?ll find everything you need to bring the outer space indoors You create amazing displays of stars and planets on your ceiling and walls Over nearly two decades, Scientific Explorer has earned a reputationContinue reading “Scientific Explorer My First Outer Space Science Kit”