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Learning Environment

16/05/2017
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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 sceptical when I was introduced to the concept of the Outdoor Classroom. It was hot on the heels of the EYFS, Early Learning Goals, continuous and enhanced provision, learning through... Read More

19/04/2017
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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 a positive attitude. The amazing advantage of the great outdoors is space and freedom, crucial for the development of young children, their learning and confidence will reach another level when allowed... Read More

Engage Literacy 14/10/2016
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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 Years... Read More

07/10/2016
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Time to prepare for the upcoming October celebrations!

Time to prepare for the upcoming October celebrations! As we step into October, we get ready to celebrate two big festivals at the end of the month. Divali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’, on Sunday the 30th of October and the most anticipated fancy dress day of the year, Halloween on Monday the 31st. But fear not, Early Years Resources are here to supply you with all your needs!   We’re stocked up with a range of craft kits, activity packs and decorative items for children to get stuck into.... Read More

14/04/2016
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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
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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

29/02/2016
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What is Easter and How is it Celebrated?

Easter is thought to be the most important festival in the Christian calendar, and is at the centre of Christianity. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. After Jesus died on the cross, his body was placed in a tomb, formed from a hollow in a cave. After three days, he rose from the dead and spent time with his disciples. The Easter story isn’t only about one day, Easter Sunday, but includes the whole week before. This is known as Holy Week. What is Holy Week? Palm... Read More

15/02/2016
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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
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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

16/12/2015
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Educational Toys for Children Gift Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, high on many shopping lists will be gift ideas for children. With the demise of the traditional toy shop, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to source top quality, traditional toys, especially toys made from wood. At EYR we spend many hours sourcing the best, high quality educational resources for schools, nurseries and childminders, and have realised that many of our toys would make perfect Christmas gifts for little ones. We have beautiful wooden toys (heirlooms of the future) for children of all ages. Here are... Read More