Interaction with adults and other children is vital to every child’s development. However, ‘experts’ say that it’s just as important that children of all ages have time to play by themselves.
Playing outside has so many benefits for children. Climbing, jumping, swinging, running, twisting and turning in the fresh air dramatically improves gross motor skills.
We love climbing frames and wooden swing and slide sets, and we’ve seen so many benefits from taking the children to different parks over the years. Every school holiday we spend a day doing a tour of the local parks, and we try out at least one that we haven’t been to before.
If you haven’t heard of Schleich before then do check out their website. If your children are into animals, or dinosaurs in particular, then they are the number one stop for well-made, high quality and realistic figures and toys. They are the most detailed figures I have seen, the attention to detail is really something, making them a great resource for educational play.
Many are unaware of how instrumental toys can be in fostering the development of children, and how toys can continue to shape the abilities and skills children need for life. Experts strongly agree that children learn by playing and toys are the instruments that allow them to discover the world they live in.
Does your child have a play table? I’ve always loved the look of those wooden play tables with the storage draws underneath. In my head, my children would sit around one of those and play cars, dinosaurs, trains or whatever other adventure was going on that day. All the toys would stay on the table and it would look like a really nice bit of playroom furniture.
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I always think stockings are such fun. They’ve always been my favourite part of Christmas Day morning. I loved opening stockings as a child, seeing what Santa had left for everyone. These days it’s still such a fun part of Christmas morning. The children read out their letters from the elves who have helped pack […]