Exploring Magnets Using A Sensory Table

Exploring Magnets Using A Sensory Table

Exploring magnets at the sensory table is AWESOME! This provocation encourages independent discovery and exploration in the funnest way you could ever imagine! Magnets fascinate kids and I just knew my Preschoolers would love to play with them at this invitation to play. Here is a video of my preschoolers using this wonderful sensory tub. […]

Our Drink Station

Our Drink Station

Why is it that every time our youngsters utter the words “I NEED a drink, please” we will always have our hands full. Looking after our littles keeps us really busy and I am all for delegating, especially if the task is going to benefit our little ones and give them a wonderful sense of […]

Nature Play: Mulberry Play Dough

Nature Play: Mulberry Play Dough

Our garden provides lots of opportunities for children’s nature play. When we purchased our home ten years ago, I had two major missions to achieve in the garden. Plant a lemon tree. Plant a Mulberry tree. I have fond memories from childhood of climbing a mulberry tree and feasting on big, fat, juicy mulberries amongst […]

Developing Scissor Cutting Skills

At Playful Matters we begin developing scissor cutting skills from two and half years of age. It is one of our most popular activity trays! Read on to see how you can introduce your preschooler to using scissors with a variety of fun and simple materials for cutting. Tips for success when developing scissor cutting […]