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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

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Celebrations and Festivals of Light – Diwali and Hanukkah

Understanding different celebrations and festivals provides children with important knowledge and understanding of other cultures. In many faiths, light is seen as a symbol of hope, with good triumphing over evil and light over darkness. Diwali What is Diwali? Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and celebrates the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs all over the world. Diwali translates as, row of lighted lamps, from the Sanskrit, dipavali (dip meaning light, and avali a row or line). Diwali or Festival of Lights, is held in honour... Read More

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KS1 and KS2 Science Resources from EYR.

Encouraging a deeper understanding of the world, our specially selected KS2 Science products will enable you to broaden your students’ scientific knowledge through observing, exploring, asking and analysing. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 Science, including: – Earth and Space – Light and Sound – Animals and Humans – Plants – Magnets and Forces – Measuring – Materials Science is about asking questions, developing practical experiences and finding out about the world around us. It can stimulate, excite and engage learners at many levels. In... Read More

KS2 Literacy Resources from EYR 23/09/2015

KS2 Literacy Resources from EYR

Early Years Resources have recently launched a new range of KS2 Literacy products and they’ve been received enthusiastically by our customers. With an aim to help you meet the challenges and demands of today’s English curriculum, our Key Stage 2 Literacy resources will help develop key skills in communication; equipping your pupils with a strong command of spoken and written language and nurturing a love of literature. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 English, including: – Traditional Tales and Storytelling – Speaking and Listening –... Read More


New EYR “Light & Dark” Themed Downloadable resources for Winter

Early Years Resources are pleased to introduce our first free downloadable resource on the Early Years educational topic of Light and Dark. The Light and Dark theme is a seasonal favourite covered by early years teachers and carers in the months of December and January as the daylight hours draw in. Children can be inspired and captivated by the notions and experiences of Light and Dark, especially in these long winter evenings. Following the EYFS specific areas of learning there is an important opportunity here to use Light and Dark... Read More


New Downloadable Resources – Children Of The World

Early Years Resources® are pleased to announce that we have added some great downloadable resources based on the theme of Children Of The World. We have a fantastic range of free downloads to help children learn about other nationalities and cultures. Nations included in the range are Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the UAE. These sixty-eight resources can be downloaded free of charge from the Early Years Resources website and then printed out ready to use. For example if you download Brazil... Read More

New Outdoor Wicker Play Range Now Available 20/05/2014

New Outdoor Wicker Play Range Now Available

We’re are proud to announce the latest addition of the Outdoor Wicker Play range to our selection of resources. The Outdoor Wicker Play range is a range of hand woven wicker/willow products that can be used to create outdoor play settings, role play or nature areas. These easy to assemble units are hand woven onto metal frames to provide additional stability. All units are supplied flat packed with sturdy ties for quick and easy assembly and storage. All units are also supplied with plastic feet to allow for indoor use.... Read More

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Sustainable Gardening in Small Spaces

It is possible to grow many crops in a small space.  Large containers are a good way to start and you can recycle all sorts of things providing there are drainage holes at the bottom.  Here is a picture of a class mini allotment. Potatoes are a very easy crop to grow and they can be planted in old shopping bags and there is lots of counting and comparing to be done at the same time.  You can see too that if you have smaller pots which will dry out... Read More


Educational Toys for Christmas 2013

Looking for fun and educational gifts for children this Christmas?  The EYR team has selected the best educational toys for children from our main catalogue which will be a sure fire hit this Christmas. All our educational toys for Christmas are selected for their affordability, uniqueness, entertainment and added educational value. Educational toys can play a vital role in developing a child’s motor skills, language, communication and problem solving skills. Our educational toys for Christmas includes: Action Figures & Playsets – a great selection of real world and fantasy action... Read More

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Creating Classroom Displays – Twinkl Guest Post

This article has been written by primary school teacher, Heather McAvan, who talks about the struggles with creating classroom displays in primary schools. One of the things I have always struggled with as a teacher is making displays and things to brighten up my classroom, I’m just not creative in that way! I was lucky enough to work with a really creative teacher a few years ago, we made such a great team as I was good at the more academic stuff and she came up with really fun ideas... Read More