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Storytelling…

November 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Help build your child’s imagination and encourage their love of reading at an early age by reading to them regularly and making up stories together.  Here are some great ways to do this by using story props, stones or magnet boards.

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Illustrator Inspiration…

November 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Author and Illustrator Eric Carle is well known for his distinctive illustration style and hugely popular books such as The Hungry Caterpillar which we at Huckleberry Hustler have long been a fan of.  So we were excited to come across this great tutorial of his illustration style on the website below, this is a great activity to encourage your child’s creativity using shapes, patterns and textures.

http://ladnebebe.pl/en/mr-pierre-paints/

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Inspiring World Map Murals

November 6, 2014 | Comments Off

Huckleberry Hustler is inspired by these bright and colourful murals, what better way to encourage and teach kids about different cultures and landmarks around the world.

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Pretend Play

October 12, 2014 | Leave a comment

One of the best ways to entertain children is with their own imagination.  Kids can spend hours in their make believe world and recreating real world scenarios.

Below are some great ways to encourage pretend play and are equally fun for parents who will not be able to resist getting involved making props, bringing back your own childhood memories.

Pretend Play Fun Huckleberry Hustler

1. Grocery Store

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/green-grocer-shop-from-cardboa-158898

2. Doctors

http://www.mamamiss.com/2013/08/01/learning-monkeys-pretend-play-doctor/

3. Zoo

http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/04/build-your-own-zoo-pretend-play.html?utm_source=feedly

4. Travel

http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/09/pretend-play-get-traveling.html

5. Mail

http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/02/alphabet-activity-pretend-play-mail-with-letters.html