Need some fresh ideas to get the kids to pack up their toys? We have you sorted. One way to engage your little one is using song. Start this packaway them song every time you need to tidy up…the whole family can get into it as they swiftly put all the toys in the basket.
“It’s time to pack away, It’s time to pack away. Finish what you’re doing, It’s time to pack away.”
Or if you’re feeling extra musical, try the Mary Poppins way - A spoonful of sugar! Here are the lyrics if it’s a been a while since you have sung this one:
In every job that must be done
The inspiration for this post came from a recent visit with a friend. Her daughter is just about to turn three and we were having a conversation about what she enjoys playing with when my friend asked, “she loves imaginary play, what else can we get her to play with?”.
Looking around her toy room, I noticed.......
Do you want some play inspiration for screen-free week (April 30th-May 6th)? We are going to run a 7 DAY PLAY CHALLENGE! Each morning we will email you a play challenge to complete for the day. They will be simple things you can do without needing to buy anything new.
Share your #7DAYPLAY challenges with us on Facebook and Instagram (tag @play.pack) and you could go in the running to win a PlayPack!
Sign up to our newsletter here, then keep your eyes peeled, our play challenges will be hitting your inbox every morning 🤗 ......
What are you lucky to have?
- Download our free printable here.
- Print out your shamrocks and grab your favourite pens or pencils plus some glue and scissors.
- The first shamrock you can colour in lovely and bright.
- On the second shamrock, write something on each of the 4 leaves that you are grateful for.
- Place a little glue in the centre of this shamrock, and right down the stalk.
- Glue the two shamrocks together.....
How do preschool educators capture a child’s attention so well? How they keep them so engaged and learning non-stop? They use all the different PLAY avenues available! We have built our PlayPacks around many of these PLAY philosophies.
Our PLAY types help you to find or set up play opportunities throughout your day - be it during daily routines (DailyPLAY), book time (BookPLAY) or just hanging about on the couch (PeoplePLAY). Directions, tools and explanations are all provided in the PLAYguides of our packs.
Here is an explanation of the 7 PLAY types we have built into our PlayPacks...
Oi Frog! Written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field.
This hilarious book won the Roald Dahl funny prize, and it's easy to see why! Turn this into a Book Based play by downloading our free character cut-outs, and match them up as you read the story. We have given you an extra page of blank cut-outs so you can make your own characters as well (draw them in or use old magazine cut-outs).
Give older children the chance to guess the rhyming words, see if they can predict what will come next. Younger children may......
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