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‘Heavy Work’ Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate and Feel Calm (Guest Post by Pentagon Play)

This is a guest blog post, written by Pentagon Play Is it just us?! The first time we heard the phrase ‘heavy work activities,’ we conjured up all sorts of images – from trying to lift a ten-tonne dumbbell with grimacing teeth and a bright red face, to […]

Phase 1 Phonics Activities

What is Phonics? It can seem a bit daunting when you’re encouraged to help support your child with their phonics. Many of us weren’t taught to read and write using phonics ourselves and the first time we come across it may be when our children started at nursery […]

Best Modelling/Play Dough Resources

What are the best play dough/ modelling resources for young children? One of our favourite ways to practise fine motor skills is by squishing, squeezing and shaping. But with so many types of play dough and similar resources available it can be tricky to know which ones to […]