How to Clean Wood and Felt Toys

How to Clean Wood and Felt Toys

 Why is it important to clean toys? Babies putting things in their mouths, otherwise known as mouthing, is not only normal, but also signals a growing interest in the world around them. In the first year, children explore their surroundings through their senses... read more
Building a Wooden Toy collection on a budget

Building a Wooden Toy collection on a budget

How to build a wooden toy collection without spending your life savings? Firstly, let’s touch on the benefits of wooden toys. Wooden toys are more environmentally friendly then their plastic counterparts. Plastic never breaks down. Wooden toys are healthier. Plastic... read more
Mark Making in Early Childhood

Mark Making in Early Childhood

What is Mark Making? Have you ever watched a child hold a pencil for the first time and scribble across the paper? The chances are that the mark they left on the paper didn’t resemble anything other then some swirls or a scribble, but mark making is so much more... read more
Way to Play Roads vs Cork Roads

Way to Play Roads vs Cork Roads

Way to Play Roads vs Cork Roads Video Transcript: Hi everyone. My name is Amie and I’m the owner of Growing Kind. Today I am addressing a really common question, which is how do the Waytoplay roads compare to the Freckled Frog Cork roads? As you can see, they... read more
Wobbel Board vs Kinder Boards

Wobbel Board vs Kinder Boards

Video Transcript: I wanted to address a really common question we get, which is how do the Wobble Board and the Kinderboard compare? I’ve got one of each to show you, and I’m going to go through all of the differences, and also the similarities, so that... read more
Children’s Nutrition & Play

Children’s Nutrition & Play

As a society we now understand that play is a vital component in children’s learning and development. Play and investigation enables children to make meaning of the world around them and helps children to understand how society works. Play provides children with opportunities to engage in higher order thinking skills such as questioning, experimentation and problem solving. But if play is such an important part of our children’s development, why is it that society tells us it’s not o.k. to play with food?

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