Category

EYR Products

23/03/2020
,

The Benefits of Height Adjustable Furniture

Height Adjustable Furniture has been around for a while, but what makes it so appealing to schools, nurseries and settings? Here are just a few benefits of investing in Height Adjustable Furniture… Health: Children spend a long time sitting at tables during the day, for a significant portion of their lives. It is therefore paramount that the furniture they are using, chairs or tables, can support this strain on the body. If desks are too low or too tall, this can affect children’s posture. This may not sound too bad,... Read More

10/03/2020
,

What Is Numicon & Why Is It Important?

Did you know that Numicon, the multi-sensory classroom resource, grew out of a classroom-based research project? It was funded by the Teacher Training Agency and created by Numicon authors Ruth Atkinson, Romey Tacon and Dr Tony Wing. Numicon is a mathematics teaching approach that was designed to help children understand maths. This new approach has grown through the years into a highly successful teaching resource and is now the market-leading UK primary school maths programme. It is based on the popular and highly effective concrete-pictorial-abstract approach (CPA). Numicon sets and... Read More

space storytime set product review 08/10/2019

Space Storytime Set – Product Review

This review has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. EYR Space Storytime Set Review I recently received a lovely space storytime set with all space related activities and toys inside it. It reminded me of learning about when man landed on the moon as a small child at school and being fascinated with how that could happen. This story time bag contains two lovely little puppets of a star and an alien that can go with singing time; ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘5 Little... Read More

outdoor mark making kit 31/12/2018

Outdoor Mark Making Kit – Product Review

This review has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. Outdoor Mark Making Kit Review The Outdoor Mark Making Kit arrived in a large plastic box with a lid which was ideal for storing the equipment and easily storing after use. The contents of the kit included spray bottles, texture printers, large brushes and a pack of smaller brushes, patterned rollers, some squeezy bottles and some small droppers. This set is perfect for doing painting activities on a large scale outdoors or inside and would have... Read More

21/11/2017
,

EYR Superpower Superhero Set Product Review

It`s the start of another year and as usual my class is enhanced with activities and items to engage my new cohort based on their interests. This usually means amongst other things that my class will have lots of superhero themed activities! I have the usual capes, comics, books, and figures ranging from Spiderman to iron man and Wonder Woman to Super girl. All good so far. However, it’s the same characters every time and they don’t engage everyone. I was therefore intrigued by the superhero figures I saw on... Read More

Engage Literacy 14/10/2016
, , ,

Engage Literacy Reading Scheme

When children are learning to read and developing their skill, it is important that they have access to books of the right difficulty level. They should be challenging enough so that improvement can be made – yet not too difficult, so that they can still read with enough fluency to maintain interest, engagement and enjoyment.   About Engage Literacy The Engage Literacy reading scheme provides all of the aforementioned and can be used as a stand-alone primary school reading scheme or complement and enhance your current reading scheme. At Early... Read More

14/04/2016
, ,

EYR ‘Exclusive Selection’ 2016 Brochure Launched!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new EYR ‘Exclusive Selection’ brochure containing over 100 fantastic products, specially developed by our team of in-house experts. We strive to be at the forefront of innovation and inspiration and have used our years of experience to bring you top quality products which inspire awe and wonder. Our team of teachers and early years specialists have worked together to develop a range of exclusively designed products and packs you won’t find anywhere else. In the brochure we’ve included a whole... Read More

16/03/2016
, , ,

Mud Kitchens In The Early Years

  “Mud, Mud Glorious Mud!” Outdoor provision in the early years is always high on every practitioner’s agenda. Creating the right setting for young children is vital in making sure they have real, direct and hands on experiences.  The desire to provide these authentic experiences is shown through the use of natural and raw materials and letting children really get their hands dirty! Creating a mud kitchen will provide valuable and vital experience whilst embracing the great outdoors! Benefits of a Mud Kitchen A mud kitchen is just what it... Read More

15/02/2016
, ,

5 Spring Activities for Early Years

As we come to the end of the first half term of the year, and those dark cold mornings start to disappear, our thoughts turn to the start of spring, a new topic and how we can engage our little learners with the joys of spring and new beginnings. There are many different spring activities for children that will make learning fun. It’s an ideal time to see and understand the changes that take place in nature; an opportunity for children to become familiar with the joys and wonder of... Read More

25/01/2016
, ,

National Storytelling Week and How You Can Celebrate

30th January 2016 sees the start of National Storytelling Week, an annual festival that aims to bring people together to celebrate the tradition and magic of a great story. The event is now in its 135th year but since 2000, it has been promoted by the Society for Storytelling, a charity whose mission is to encourage “the oral tradition of storytelling”. During the weeklong festival (30th January to 6th February 2016), events will take place in theatres, schools, museums, hospitals, nurseries… in fact anywhere that people can get together to... Read More