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Endangered Species and Activities 21/05/2021
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Endangered Species Day Activities and Resources

21st May marks Endangered Species Day – a day to highlight the threats thousands of different species of animals, insects, flowers and plants, and other creatures face. More than a whopping 37,000 species across the world face extinction. Now more than ever it’s important we teach our littles one’s empathy and the importance of caring for the world around them. We hope that learning about endangered species will instil a greater love and respect for animals, nature and any species they may encounter. If you are an educator or a... Read More

12/02/2021
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Top 6 Children Activity Ideas For World Book Day

World Book Day is just around the corner and it’s the biggest celebration of its kind. We celebrate World Book Day to salute authors, books, illustrators and to give all young children the opportunity to read and explore books of all kinds. From dressing up, face paint and – of course – reading, you can embrace World Book Day in your own creative way, and we want to make sure you have a full day of exciting World Book Day activities, whether you’re at home or in the classroom! Pick... Read More

06/01/2021
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Chinese New Year Traditions & Activity Ideas

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese Calendar. It marks the start of the New Year and each year this is represented by a different animal from the Chinese zodiac. The coming year, 2021, will be the year of the Ox, symbolising persistence and honesty. Chinese New Year Traditions To celebrate the New Year, there are many traditions: Before the festivities, families clean their homes thoroughly to make them ready for the celebrations. It is considered unlucky to clean on... Read More

Outdoor Maths 18/09/2020
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Tips and Tricks on Taking Maths Outside!

During these unprecedented times we are always looking at ways in which we can adapt and switch up the environment we work in. Now more than ever we are looking for new ways that children can learn numeracy in a safe environment. Whether this is in Primary School or Nursery, with your Childminder or Homeschooling, we have the tips and tricks to adapt your usual teaching style to suit your outdoor maths lessons. So why not take the children outdoors and use the endless amount of space to explore how... Read More

How to have a fun and educational zero-waste picnic with children 08/07/2020
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How To Have An Educational Zero-Waste Picnic with Children

This article has been written by Mike Hardman, Marketing Manager at catering equipment supplier Alliance Online, who shares his tips for a zero-waste picnic that teaches children about the importance of eco friendliness. Early years children love picnics — especially when teddy bears are invited along! And, as well as being fun, they can present lots of great learning opportunities. Here’s how to host a fun and educational zero-waste picnic that teaches children important lessons about protecting the Earth. Plan out your menu Before you buy or make any food,... Read More

outdoor maths activities for early years 17/06/2020
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Outdoor Maths Activities for Early Years

“What is mathematics? It is a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature” – Shakuntala Devi Taking Early Learning and Maths Outdoors Looking for a more hands on approach to teaching maths? Summer is the perfect time to take mathematics outdoors! Try our outdoor maths activities to make outdoor learning fun and exciting. Outdoors is the perfect setting for many cross-curricular early learning opportunities, as it encourages physical activity and sparks a greater curiosity. Not only do children get the benefit of being out in the fresh air surrounded... Read More

how children learn through play and types of learners in early years 20/05/2020
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How Children Learn Through Play

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers from ATR Consultancy, who explains the different ways children learn through play and shares tips for how you can support them. Children have different ways in which they learn through play. By recognising their individual learning styles, we can help them to develop. There are 4 different types of learning styles: Visual Kinaesthetic Auditory Logical Visual Learners: Visual learners learn through seeing. They may like to sit at the front of the classroom at story time so they can... Read More

creating a memory box with children 19/05/2020
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How To Build A Memory Box with Children

Written by Kirsty Prankerd, Managing Director at keepsake and gifting brand Write From The Heart. In this article, she shares her tips for creating an educational memory box that your children will love to look back on in years to come. With the UK under lockdown and most schools and nurseries closed, we’re all spending a lot more time at home. As a result, it can be tough to keep thinking of new ways to keep the kids busy — and even trickier to make sure they’re still learning and... Read More

tuff tray homeschool activities Sabrina Olizar-Smoke playofthewild 05/05/2020
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Simple Homeschool Activities To Make Learning Fun

Sabrina, mother and teacher from Play of the Wild, shares her favourite homeschool activities and tips to help parents home school their children whilst the schools are closed in the UK – and make learning at home more fun! For the last month, our family, like many others across the world, have been trying to home school our small children. While it is nice to have lots of quality time with children while they are little, it can also be a challenge to try to teach them whilst also having... Read More

tray play benefits 11/03/2020
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The Benefits of Tray Play

This article has been written by mother of two and tray play advocate, Rachel Moffatt. How does tray play benefit children? Learning through play is the main focus of the early years foundation stage. It is all about making learning fun. Tray play provides a focused area of play with the contents ‘somewhat contained’. Setting out inviting activities with cognitive and physical challenges has a significant benefit to early childhood development. Tray play gives children the opportunity to explore and discover independently, and fosters their creativity and imagination. There are... Read More