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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts,…

Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method: To get started, begin by cutting the black paper…

Easy Overnight Oats

 A healthy, nutritious breakfast you can put together the night before. Ingredients Serves 2 ½ cup rolled oats 200g Greek yoghurt 80mL apple juice 2 tbsp seeds (e.g. sunflower, chia, pepita) ½ – 1 cup fruit to serve (fresh, frozen or tinned) Method  Place the oats in a large bowl. Add yogurt and apple juice,…