Age Group: 3-4 Years

Teddy bear bus trip

Take your teddies on the ride of their lives! Everybody loves to go on the bus and pretending can be almost as fun. Ask your child to gather their teddy family together so they can discover, create, improvise and imagine. This activity helps kids to develop their talking and language skills. What do I need? …

Teddy bear bus trip Read More »

Spray bottle art

Have you seen what happens to chalk drawings (street art) on the footpath when it rains? It makes a new kind of art. It is also something you can recreate at home with spray bottles and some imagination! It can be a bit messy but the colour will wash out of clothes. This is an excellent …

Spray bottle art Read More »

Spoon it in

Watch your child concentrate as they put tiny spoonfuls of pantry items into small containers. They’ll have to work hard to control their scooping and concentrate on their hand movements. This is an essential skill for later reading and writing.  What do I need? Bowls of small pantry items such as dried beans, lentils, rice …

Spoon it in Read More »

Sorting my collection

Sorting is an important math skill for our kids to develop. It is a lot of fun for your child and can keep them entertained for ages. This activity allows your child to learn that things can be ‘the same’ or ‘different’. This is the very beginning of understanding number concepts. It also strengthens the …

Sorting my collection Read More »

Slow, strong stretching

There is such a sense of calm when you move your body slowly and with purpose. This activity introduces yoga-like movements, using slow deliberate actions and creating a sense of peace. You and your child can work together to help keep their body and brain healthy.  What do I need? A space on the floor …

Slow, strong stretching Read More »

Shelter for people and animals

Who needs shelter? Could it be the toy horse or a wallaby? Enjoy exploring the idea of shelter. Your child can get creative building their special toy animal its own shelter. Using materials from outside they are learning to investigate, assemble and invent. People build shelters to suit different environments and weather conditions. We need …

Shelter for people and animals Read More »

Let’s guess that sound

Just like a TV game show! This activity helps children listen to and identify sounds. You can help them to hear the differences in sounds – which is the start of language learning. They will also develop skills used in learning to read. What do I need? A box or basket with a cover (such …

Let’s guess that sound Read More »

I want to be a farmer!

There are all kinds of farmers and all kinds of farms. What sort of farmer would your child like to be? They can imagine their own farm and make up their own farm stories. This type of play can help children to regulate their emotions as they act out different feelings. What do I need? …

I want to be a farmer! Read More »

Fun with cars and ramps

Zoom, zoom, zoom! Playing with cars is always fun. Help your child build some ramps for their toy cars with everyday objects. See how far you can make the cars zoom along! Your kids will learn new words and test out their ideas through play. What do I need? Toy vehicles – cars, trucks, tractors …

Fun with cars and ramps Read More »