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 […]

Multi-age Farm Play Dough Activity

Multi-age Farm Play Dough Activity

I was digging around in my archives over on the old site and I came across this sweet post from 2013! My little gang love animals! So a recent visit to a local farm and the acquisition of a couple of ducks lead to learning all about farm animals. Using this interest in farm animals […]

Open Ended Native Flower Play Dough Activity

Open Ended Native Flower Play Dough Activity

We are very fortunate to live in the heart of Wild Flower territory and get to enjoy native Australian flowers year round. Water restrictions in our area has lead to planting lots of Australian native species in our garden. With careful planning we have been able to provide a garden for the children that pretty […]