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Outdoor Spaces for Babies and Toddlers

This blog post has been written by Jeanette Morris our in-house Early Years Specialist who has over 33 years of teaching experience and a real passion for Early Years Education. During the first few years of life, babies and toddlers are trying to make sense of their world. They soak up every noise, sound and experience. The outdoors is a … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Father’s Card

Help the children make Dad feel like a winner this Father’s Day with this easy to make medallion card. All you need is the following: A4 White Card Ribbon Gold Card Felt Pens Star Stickers or Sequins Scissors Hole Punch To make a Father’s Day Medal Card Fold the A4 white card in half to make an A5 vertical card. Then cut a 20cm … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Tie

The young ones can let their creativity run wild with this simple step-by-step guide to making a tie for their dad this Father’s Day. All you need is the following: Sheets of Coloured Card Paints Paper Plates Variety of painting objects Length of cord or Ribbon Pencil Scissors Sellotape To make a Father’s Day Tie Cut out the shape of a tie from … Continue reading

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Den Day Competition

With Save the Children’s annual fundraising Den Day upon us this Friday the 16th of June, we thought we’d encourage you all to get involved by running a competition! To take part, just follow the 3 simple steps below: Build a fabulous Den. Take a photograph of your completed project. Send the photo to us via email at sales@earlyyearsresources.co.uk, using … Continue reading

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Outdoor Classrooms

This blog post has been written by Jeanette Morris our in-house Early Years Specialist who has over 33 years of teaching experience and a real passion for Early Years Education. Having taught for more years than I care to remember, and having lived through more initiatives in primary education than I care to remember, I must confess to being slightly … Continue reading

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The Importance of Handwriting and Mark Making

In a world where technology surrounds us more and more, the temptation to text and type has never been greater. Just think about the number of devices you have lying around your home; tablets, smartphones and computers have quickly become everyday gadgets. The rise of emails, text messages and social media updates have all taken over as our main methods … Continue reading

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Outside In All Weathers

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin 1819-1900.   Learning is constant for all children, it occurs anywhere and everywhere. There’s so much fun to be had outdoors, it really is all about the right clothing and … Continue reading

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5 reasons to request our 2017 Childminders’ Selection Catalogue

This year we have put a lot of thought into our Childminders’ Selection catalogue, so we thought we’d highlight some of the ranges and share why we think they’re perfect for childminders. Our selection has a variety of home comforts, educational toys and games, childminder essentials and of course the ever popular art and crafts we believe should be a … Continue reading

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Easter Fishing Game

An Easter twist to a traditional ‘hook-a-duck’ game that encourages creativity, numerical skills and dexterity. All you need is the following: A Paper Plate Scissors Coloured Card Felt Pens Patterned Paper/Gift Wrap Paper Clips Wooden Skewers or Lolly Sticks Sellotape Thread To make the Easter fishing game Draw chicks bodies and egg shapes (like in the featured image) onto coloured card and … Continue reading

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Egg Box Chicks

Put together your own nest of chicks with this step-by-step tutorial. All you need is the following: 1 Egg Box White, Yellow, Green & Brown Paints Medium Paintbrush Orange & Yellow Card Wiggly Eyes 3 Yellow Feathers Cocktail Stick Pencil Scissors Glue Shredded Paper (optional) Start by removing any labels from the egg box and remove the top off the … Continue reading

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