Finger painting is such a fun activity for babies and preschoolers to participate in. The benefits are undeniable and with a bit of planning and preparation you can set up a finger painting activity for your child with minimal stress and mess. It’s a great way to have fun and bond with your child. Be a fun mum, try finger painting today!
Castle and Kite’s craft boxes are filled to the brim with stimulating craft activities designed to encourage children to get creative. The boxes are themed so children can pick an activity that can also be used to incorporate learning via craft. The best feature of the craft boxes is that everything is included even the glue.
I was shocked to learn that a recent poll from a popular supermarket chain revealed that 41% of children under the age of eight didn't know that eggs came from chickens! Similar polls demonstrated that many children are unaware that milk comes from cows! We've come up with 5 super simple activities you can do with your kids to teach them about where their food comes from.
Have some fun with your kids this Australia Day with our FREE printables. Teach them all about what makes our country so diverse and beautiful. Tag us in your pictures (@castle_and_kite) so we can see your kids enjoying our Australia Day craft.
Children tend to avoid activities that they find challenging or activities which make them feel nervous. So he avoided outdoor gross motor activities and equipment which challenged his balance. Does this sound like someone you know?
Threading with beads is the perfect activity for developing fine motor skills in young children. It increases concentration span, develops thinking skills, encourages the use of the pincer grasp between the thumb and forefinger and naturally strengthens the small hand muscles that are vital for holding a pencil to write with when they start school.
Dramatic play teaches children social skills, new vocabularyand develops communication techniques in a realandrelevant setting that they can understand. When children take on characters they are learning about roles, responsibilities and relationships.
Thevalueof a child’s creativity is not in the final product but in the time, effort andprocessthat it took to get there. Children are naturally creative, inquisitive and willing to explore – art is the perfect canvas for allowingfreedomandself expression.