We believe play is an integral part of a child’s learning experience as children learn through play.
We haven’t spent much money on toys as we have been blessed with many second hand ones. We have, however, been selective on what we keep – that means dispensing with electronic games and plastic toys with blinky lights that have limited functionality.
It pays (a lot!) to build up a large resource of varied activities that don’t revolve around toys alone. I’ve shared many of these in the posts listed below. Very young children can’t engage in a particular activity for very long, so it’s important that when they finish with something, they get to move onto something else that’s available.
Here are a few of the activities we do. I hope you enjoy building your own resources too!