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22/05/2019
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Taking Storytime Back to Nature

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Tonya and Natasha will be in Manchester on Friday 28th June delivering two workshops ‘Introducing Maths with Stories‘ and ‘Taking Stories Outside‘. >> Learn more It’s great to be able to make the most of the summer weather, and I’m sure we’re all hoping for a repeat of last year! Children love all that fresh air but sometimes it’s just too hot to be running around, so what better way of helping them cool down then getting them to create and tell stories outside? There are lots of ways you can make up stories just by... Read More

16/05/2019
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NEW Workshops Announced!

Brand New Workshops with the Wonderful Anne Rodgers We’re delighted to announce that on Monday 15th July we’ll be heading back to Trafford Park, Manchester for some wonderful workshops delivered by the fantastic Anne Rodgers. Anne is an Early Years consultant and author who has 36 years’ experience with the early years sector. She is also the author of some of our most popular blogs including Sensory Play in the Early Years. PLUS use code EARLYBIRD when booking online to get your tickets for just £30! Hurry, offer ends 10.06.19. Join... Read More

14/05/2019
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How to Make a Story Add up

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days. They will be delivering two EYR Workshops on Friday 28th June 2019 ‘Introducing Maths with Stories‘ followed by ‘Taking Stories Outside‘ >> Learn more  When you’re thinking of teaching children about maths how many of you think of reaching for a story? It’s probably not your first thought and I suspect you go for a box of bricks or counters first. But using a story can make learning maths a whole lot of fun and... Read More

workshops stories outside 07/05/2019
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How to Breathe Fresh Air into your Storytime

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  When the weather is lovely we all like to be outside to make the most of it and it’s a fantastic way to boost your children’s storytelling skills. Stories are everywhere but we can also take them anywhere. For instance why not play a game of giant steps. Start the story off, then everyone takes a giant step and you tell the next part of the story, then take another giant step and tell the... Read More

30/04/2019
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How to Bring Maths to Life

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Not all of us find maths an easy subject but with the help of a good story, maths can be lots of fun for everyone. We all learn differently; some like to learn visually, some are quite tactile whilst others may be more aural or kinaesthetic. By combining stories and creative activities as a way of introducing maths, you’ll guarantee to help all of the children in your setting making learning maths a whole lot... Read More

summer sports 23/04/2019
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Summer Sports: Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and more!

The Summer term has begun and in the blink of an eye, Sports Day will be here! But before that day arrives, we still have many weeks of Summer sport to get involved in first. The next few months are ideal for encouraging children to get active outdoors with (hopefully!) warmer weather on the horizon. Tennis Over the next few months the world of tennis springs to life with the French Open, The US Open and of course, Wimbledon all taking place. Within recent years (undoubtedly due to figures such... Read More

benefits of technology in school 05/04/2019

The Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

Using technology as a tool for learning has never been more relevant to children’s lives. Rachel Hall, Managing Director of Busy Things, an online educational resource which provides fun learning games for children, told us about the positive effects that technology has in the classroom. What are the benefits of using technology in the classroom? There’s no doubt that technology is a big part of children’s lives now, and with so many useful teaching resources and apps online, there is certainly a place for it in the classroom. Don’t be... Read More

21/03/2019
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Improving Numeracy in the Classroom

 “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” – Albert Einstein Maths is a tricky thing; a lot of children (and people!) either take to it or don’t. One thing for certain is that if a strong foundation of basic skills is provided at EYFS, KS1 and KS2, children are more likely to grasp more complex concepts in secondary school. Improving numeracy in the classroom is consequently critical. EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculums are quite varied. There are a lot of areas to... Read More

sensory garden in primary school 18/03/2019

How To Create a Sensory Garden at School

Here at Early Years Resources, we are firm believers in the idea that children learn more when all of their senses are fully engaged. Nicky Roeber, from Wyevale Garden Centres, discusses the many benefits of creating an outdoor sensory space in your school, along with a few tips on how to do this. What is a sensory garden? A sensory garden is a space which has been designed to stimulate and indulge all five senses, using plants, flowers, light and sound to create a completely immersive experience. If you teach... Read More

Spring display competition 15/03/2019

Spring Display 2019 Competition

WIN a Counting Ladybird Outdoor Play Mat Pack – worth over £100! It’s competition time and we want to see the most sensational spring displays! With the little ones getting egg-cited for Easter egg hunts, flourishing flowers and budding new-born animals, it’s the perfect time to get crafty and bring some colourful spring sunshine into your setting. We have 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is complete the following 3 simple steps. How To Enter: Create a beautiful Spring Display Take a high quality Photograph of your... Read More