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Review: Shape Bag & Number Rhymes Bag

This week we’ve been having great fun learning maths skills with our 3D Shape Bag and Number Rhymes Bag by Twoey. Both are fantastic educational resources to engage children in basic maths. The 3D Shape Bag contains 8 soft, chunky shapes with their corresponding name labels. Written guidance […]

The Secret Benefits of Colouring

Colouring is one of those wonderful, classic children’s activities that is adored by many. But there’s a lot more going on than just getting colour on paper- whilst colouring, children are ‘secretly’ (shh! Don’t tell them!) learning and developing a whole array of skills. Perhaps the most talked […]

How to Make a Collage Christmas Tree 

Today we had the exciting task of creating our Christmas Tree!  (Don’t worry it’s gone back in the garage until December.)  Where did we get the kit from? B Creative sell 4ft Cardboard Christmas Trees (£11.99, or 5 for 35.99 excluding VAT) that you (as your kids) can […]

Review: Single Car Panel by Twoey 

I adore Imaginative Play with children. I believe it is vital to their social development. I even wrote a whole post about it recently (see here).  In my experience children love the open endedness of Imaginative Play, and can often get a lot out of playing with a […]

Making a Wildlife Scrapbook

One of my favourite activities to do with children is to look for Wildlife. Not only is it lots of fun, but by creating a scrapbook of the Wildlife they encounter it becomes a fantastic learning opportunity. I was therefore delighted to discover we could create beautiful Wildlife […]

The Importance of Rewards

Rewarding children for good behaviours, such as bedtime routines, toilet training, fussy eating and sharing toys can be an extremely successful way of reinforcing and increasing the frequency of such behaviours. Reward charts are a fantastic, visual mechanism of displaying when a child achieves them.   Reward charts […]