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11/11/2019
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5 Playground Games for Encouraging Children to be Active

Children don’t have long break times, usually between 20-30 minutes. So how can they be encouraged to use this time to do something active? We’ve put together a list of traditional and engaging playground games, ideal for the schools and for helping children improve PE skills, make friends and be in the right mindset for learning afterwards! Donkey Donkey is a classic game with many different names. It can be played with a minimum of two people, though we’d recommend no more than 7.  In a circle of against a... Read More

childminder winter catalogue out now 06/11/2019
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Childminders Winter Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our latest Childminders Winter Selection Catalogue! Boasting a range of innovative products selected for childminders, this year’s winter edition is sure to inspire! Inside the catalogue, you will find a selection of engaging resources for the upcoming winter festivals and EYFS themes to explore this winter. Alongside the essential childminding resources for winter, you will also be inspired with fun craft ideas for Christmas and Winter. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new childminders winter selection catalogue 2019,... Read More

04/11/2019
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How to Ensure Play Supports Classroom Teaching

“Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills” The Lego Foundation in Support of UNICEF, 2018, Learning Through Play ‘Imaginative Play’ and ‘Pretend Play’ are often referred to in relation to Early Years and the EYFS. But after children take that leap away from nursery and towards Primary School, does play disappear from their education altogether? Of course not! Play has been proven to be crucial for Foundation and KS1 development, helping to develop fundamental skills such as communication, and supporting... Read More

winter festivals selection catalogue 09/09/2019

Winter Festivals Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our latest Winter Festivals Selection Catalogue! As summer draws to an end, our thoughts turn to the festive excitement ahead! From colourful autumnal art & craft supplies and spook-tacular Halloween resources to cracking Bonfire Night crafts and wonderful winter supplies, you will find all the resources you need inside our brand new winter festivals catalogue to ensure your celebrations go off with a bang this 2019. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new Winter Festivals Catalogue 2019, simply fill... Read More

childminders summer selection 2019 catalogue 03/07/2019
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Childminders Summer Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our latest Childminders Selection Catalogue! Boasting a range of innovative resources selected for childminders, this year’s summer edition is sure to inspire! We have made it even easier for you to browse and find the right childminding resources that are age appropriate for all of the children in your care. Alongside the essential childminding resources and equipment for summer, we also have an exciting selection of curricular learning resources to support you in delivering those all-important early learning goals for the EYFS.... 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. Want to attend both sessions? Book a Full Day Ticket for just £60 Join us at the Holiday Inn for Sensory Play and the Early Years followed by Schemas Planning for... 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