Nurturing Young Minds: The 5 Principles of Heuristic Play for Parents

Nurturing Young Minds: The 5 Principles of Heuristic Play for Parents

As parents, we are constantly seeking ways to engage and stimulate our young children's minds. Heuristic play, offers a unique approach that encourages independent exploration, creativity, and cognitive growth. In this blog, we will dive into the five fundamental principles of heuristic play, and how to support your child's learning and development, that will benefit both you and your child.

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In this blog, we provide simple steps for parents to set up an ideal environment for heuristic play

Heuristic Play: Igniting Your Baby's Sense of Wonder

Heuristic play is an essential part of a child's development, especially during their early years. It's a form of open-ended play that allows babies to explore and learn through experimentation with everyday objects. In this blog, we provide simple steps for parents to set up an ideal environment for heuristic play. Through heuristic play, babies develop cognitive, physical, and sensory skills, as well as creativity and curiosity, all while having fun and enjoying quality time with their parents/caregivers.

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Get to know Playdough

Get to know Playdough

Playing with playdough is a fantastic way to unleash your children’s creativity and imagination. Just hand them some dough and watch them create everything from dinosaurs to ice cream cones - the possibilities are endless! 

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fourteen random things you can do with a scarf

fourteen random things you can do with a scarf

A simple scarf or playsilk is one of the most versitle toys that children will be drawn to time & time again. A scarf or playsilk can many many different things which makes this an ideal open-ended toy, allowing children to express themselves through their imagination. And because a they are limitless, they grow with your child and last years and years of play.

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The Dreaded Goodbye - By guest blogger, Cat Hill

The Dreaded Goodbye - By guest blogger, Cat Hill

Cat Hill is an Early Learning Educator and new Mum from Taranaki. She has been teaching since 2007 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2011. She LOVES her career but thinks new job as Sully's Mum is even better!!

Cat is a customer of ours and jumped at the chance to write a blog for us. Grab a cuppa and enjoy her blog about "The dreaded Goodbye"

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How to survive messy play at home

How to survive messy play at home

Yep. Messy play makes mess, and children LOVE mess! But the benefits of getting messy far outweigh the dirty clothes & sticky fingers. We’re here to help. Here are our top tips for actually enjoying messy play with your child at home.

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Playing with rocks

8 boredom busters with rocks

Rocks may seem like boring, dull objects, but don’t let this fool you! Rocks are in fact extremely versatile, are great way to connect with nature and offer endless opportunities for play! All it takes is a little thinking outside the box…

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What are loose parts?

What are loose parts?

Tiffany Ross is a mother to two beautiful children, and with her Master in Education, she has worked in large child care centers, primary schools a...

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