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kids animal pancakes for pancake day 21/02/2020
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Healthy Animal Pancake Recipe for Kids

Pancake Day is crêpe-ing up on us… So let the kids join in with the flip-tastic fun and create their very own animal pancakes. This deliciously healthy animal-themed pancake recipe is a great way of getting fruit into the children’s diet – even those fussy eaters! Why is it important to cook with kids? It is important to involve children in the cooking process from an early age as it is an essential life skill, which allows them to employ basic concepts of early maths and science within the real... Read More

STEM Tuff Tray Activities for Early Years for british science week 12/02/2020
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STEM Tuff Tray Activities for Spring

“Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering and math”— Ainissa Ramirez Introduce STEM into the early years this British Science Week (6-15 March) and engage children in STEM learning through our range of hands-on and fun tuff tray activities for spring. Tuff trays are a fantastic open-ended resource which provide an array of exciting learning opportunities. By creating exciting spring STEM based set ups in your tuff tray, children will be able to observe and explore different concepts, ask questions about the world around them and engage with... Read More

outdoor winter activities for kids 05/12/2019
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Outdoor Winter Activities for Early Years

Are you ready to take on winter? The winter weather might be frightful…but it’s time to grab your winter warmers and head outside for some fun outdoor winter activities with the kids. Don’t let the brisk winter chill put you off taking the children outdoors! Outdoor play is extremely important for a child’s development – as it enhances their physical activity, mental wellbeing, independence and creativity. Winter is the perfect time to explore new and unique outdoor learning opportunities, so we have put together a list of un-brr-lievable outdoor winter... Read More

kids zombie survival kit 25/10/2019
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Zombie Survival Kit for Kids – Halloween Ideas

Forget trick or treating this Halloween … it’s time to prepare for the next zombie apocalypse. Get ready to save the world from those pesky zombies with the essential EYR Zombie Survival Kit for kids – containing everything you need to survive a zombie outbreak! Children’s Zombie Survival Kit: You never know when the next zombie outbreak is about to happen, so we have complied a list of essential resources you need to create the ultimate zombie survival kit to make sure that you know how to survive the zombie... Read More

sensory maths activities 02/09/2019
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Sensory Maths Activities for Early Years

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics” — Edsger Dijkstra Looking for new and creative ways to engage children in maths? Try our top sensory maths activities and ideas for early years! Whether you are shopping, baking, telling the time, budgeting or planning a trip, mathematics is an essential life skill which we use throughout everyday life – so it is extremely important to relay a positive attitude towards maths. By building essential maths skills from an early age, it enhances a child’s critical thinking, spatial awareness, problem... 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

04/07/2018
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Outdoor Activities for Physical Development in Early Years

The Importance of Physical Activity and Outdoor Play   Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It’s important for children to remain active throughout the day, especially as we are seeing an increase in screen time and the use of technology. On top of this it is crucial to promote physical activity from an early age to help to prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. Toddlers and pre-schoolers should be taught the value of physical activity (both indoors and outdoors), so not only can they reap the benefits of... Read More

den play activities and ideas 28/06/2018
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Den Play Activities and 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 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 add an array... Read More

14/06/2018
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The Importance of Messy Play for Physical Development

Squelch… Squish… Splat… Kids just love getting mucky and making a mess – whether that’s squishing jelly through their hands, smearing mud across their faces or crunching rice krispies between their fingers! So does messy play really benefit a child? Yes! Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children... Read More