Play Dough with no added salt

A recipe with no added salt to try with little learners!

Recently in The Creative Play Hub Toddler and Preschool group, we have been discussing the vast benefits of play dough. During that discussion, we talked about being wary of using play dough with tabies (not quite babies, not quite toddlers) or young toddlers who were still mouthing everything in sight.

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Reflections on parenting

In May, my eldest son turns TEN! I can hardly believe that I’ve been a parent for one whole decade. That is a pretty scary thought and makes me feel kinda old! I’ve learnt a lot over that time period and made a fair few mistakes along the way so I thought I’d share some of my main reflections after being a parent for the last 10 years.

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Books from Day One

the importance of reading from birth.


“When I say to a parent, “read to a child”, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.” 

Mem Fox, Reading Magic
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Making Faces!

The Baby Development Series

There’s no denying that newborn babies are exhausting – the good news is that they are also really easy to entertain! Babies find faces, especially those of their parents, absolutely fascinating. Read on for a few super simple ideas…

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Facebook Sharing Groups

Let’s make play a community thing!

If you’ve read my welcome message on the homepage, you’ll know that Teach Investigate Play came about partly due to my loneliness whilst on maternity leave. I have found a wonderful community on Instagram, but i’m also finding the pressure of everything looking perfect a little too much at times – perhaps you find that too?

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