Nature Play South East London invited Anna from the Imagination Tree along to talk about creative play ideas for children with natural materials - for those inside days. She has put together this great list of 60 Nature Play Ideas for kids as a result.
There are specific patterns of sleep that are universal to most babies and toddlers. This timeline, collated through years of research, outlines these typical sleep patterns. This list is very detailed, and a great resource for kids ages years.
11 Gentle Ways to Help Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night
When children play outside, we need to understand that they are actually learning. They observe, plan and nurture, giving play a scientific touch. Play is really the best work of childhood. Getting dirty benefits thier heart, skin and immune system.
Fruit Smoothie Cubes - such a great idea! Just purée fruit, freeze in ice cube trays, throw in Baggie and store. They take up not nearly as much space as regular frozen fruit. Ready to pop in a smoothie!
Let your kids roll in the mud! Dirt is also great for the immune system, especially in children. Research has shown that early exposure to the naturally occurring microbes in soil will help build stronger, more disease-resistant kiddos. Gotta read this.