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British Science Week 2019 blog image 27/02/2019
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British Science Week 2019

The theme for this year’s British Science Week, which takes place between the 8th and 17th March, is journeys. We’ve picked out a few different ways in which the theme can be tied to the national curriculum to help make your British Science Week 2019 activities fun and engaging… Journeys on Earth and Beyond The most obvious journeys are the ones that we do everyday; driving, flying or even walking. Whether it’s teaching children about travelling to different places on Earth or exploring space and beyond – physical journeys are a great... Read More

Edible Sensory Play Activities 14/09/2018

Edible Sensory Play Activities

This article has been written by Katie from Sensory Sensations Sensory and messy play is so important and beneficial for babies and younger children. Not only is it lots of fun, but there is a lot of learning going on when they are playing that you might not realise. When a child engages in sensory play and messy play, they are: Improving their communication skills Enhancing their memory Learning cause and effect Learning and developing new tastes, textures and smells Exploring shapes and colours Growing independence through play Developing fine... Read More

25/07/2018
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Top 10 Rainy Day Activities

Stuck inside with restless kids because it’s pouring down with rain outside? We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be…but don’t let the rain dampen your plans! Keep the children entertained even when it’s raining with these fun rainy day activities for early years. Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids Get Crafty Inspire the children’s creativity and get crafty! Kids DIY projects are a great way of keeping the little ones busy when they are stuck indoors. We have a large range of kids craft ideas that... Read More

den play activities and ideas 28/06/2018

Den Play Activities & Den Building Ideas

“A den is the child’s chance to create a home away from home that is secret, and becomes a manifestation of who they are” – David Sopel Who didn’t build a homemade fort out of bed sheets when they were little? Den building and den play brings a lot of joy and happiness to childhood and engages children for hours with endless role play adventure opportunities! Children just love creating their own little imaginative world and hideaway, where they can make up their own rules, scenarios and language – and... Read More

insect week activities 15/06/2018
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National Insect Week Activities & Ideas

Encourage the children to celebrate all things creepy crawly this National Insect Week (18-24th June 2018) and learn more about the most diverse group of animals with our exciting range of hands-on insect activity ideas – perfect for your primary school, nursery or early years setting! Top 10 National Insect Week Ideas & Activities Create a Miniature Minibeast Scene Build your own magical miniature world of creepy crawlies! Inspire the little ones imaginations by using our mesmerising In The Garden Tuff Tray Mat as your tuff spot base – then... Read More

sand and water play activities 08/06/2018
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Top 10 Sand & Water Play Activities

Bring the seaside to you with our top 10 sensational sand and water play activity ideas! There’s no better time to get outside and enjoy some superb sand and water play than when the sun is shining down in the summer! Children naturally love to explore and investigate – and sand and water play is a great way of inspiring the children’s curiosity and keeping them engaged. Not only does sand and water play provide children with endless hours of digging and splashing fun, but it also enhances the children’s learning... Read More

encourage children to write 25/04/2018

How to Encourage Children to Write

Do your children grunt when it comes to writing? Are you struggling to engage them in the activity? Writing is an important tool of communication which we encounter in everyday life. It is vital for a child’s development and learning – so it is essential that you encourage children to get involved with writing from an early age, both in school and at home. The key to encouraging a child to write is to make it a fun and meaningful activity for them! Let them enjoy the physical experience of... Read More

british science week 2018 ideas activities 06/03/2018
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British Science Week Ideas & Activities

Engage children in the wondrous, wild and wacky world of science this British Science Week! The annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths is taking place from 9-18 March this year. 2018 sees the Year of Engineering and promotes the theme of Exploration and Discovery to encourage children to “think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives”. Spark scientific curiosity and let the little ones unleash their inner Einstein this British Science Week! Stuck for STEM activity ideas? There are many different ways that you can get... Read More

10/08/2017
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How To Create Transient Art Masterpieces

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. Summertime, whether sunny or raining, is a time to be out and about. Whether its a visit to the park, the countryside, beach or shops, the opportunity to collect treasure is always present. Transient Art is non permanent, constantly evolving and process orientated creativity in action. When children are involved in creating transient art, they manipulate, explore and experiment, as... Read More

14/07/2017
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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 place of unlimited possibilities to experiment with nature’s bounty. From the minute you open the door, the potential for adventure is in the air. The sky is never ending and... Read More