Hands On Bread Baking for Sensory Processing Kids

Hands On Bread Baking for Sensory Processing Kids

A piercing scream was followed by a solid thud against the lounge room wall. My middle child came running into the kitchen and took cover behind me. His face was a mixture of surprise and cheekiness. My youngest son was hot on his heels. His face was set with anger, tears in his eyes. What […]

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 […]