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Play Collections

Real world collections of everyday household items are a great resource for encouraging your children to engage in role play, helping to support their learning and understanding of the real world while stimulating their imagination. Before I throw anything out or in to the recycling, I always consider whether it might be repurposed for one of our many collections. Do the same and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you build up your own. Here’s just a few of our role play collections and ideas for what to include: Hairdressers – Bottles, toiletries, old hairdryers or straighteners (with the cord cut off), brushes and combs, telephone, mirrors, scissors (just make sure they’re children’s ones!), diary, hair magazines. Shops – Calculator,...

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Red Nose Day Play

National awareness days like Comic Relief provide the perfect reason to theme your play!   Here’s just a few ideas to help inspire your ‘Red Nose Day’ activities!   Make your own red nose! Bake cupcakes with red faces or rice crispy cakes with cherries on top! Make red bunting to hang in the windows Have a red themed day! Get out the red play dough, make a red themed sensory basket, or dress up in red! Cut out or draw face templates and invite your child to stick bright red pom poms on as noses!   This year is all about superheroes so why not make up your own! What will they look like? What will they wear? What...

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dad outside the lines x playHOORAY! poster

I am so excited to share my recent collaboration with brilliant Billy Thomas from @dadoutsidethelines Do check out Billy's Instagram account here, he's a creative genius, makes the best whitty cards and posters for kids to colour in and I've been a fan for years! Check out his awesome work on this website here. Click the image below to get your copy of our 'Stay at home Play at home' poster for your little ones to get creative, colour in and proudly display in their windows! Remember to tag @dadoutsidethelines and @play.hooray in your poster photos for us to share on social media! Happy Playing! Claire and Billy 

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Pick Your Play- FREE printable

This fun printable has been made for you to print and enjoy at home! Encourage your kids to take ownership of their play and choose what they would like to do! Simply download and print this fun 'Pick Your Play' page, and stick it somewhere the children can reach. They will love tearing off the little tickets and deciding what to do. I cannot wait to see what you get up to, please tag @play.hooray in your play pictures for me to share on social media! And remember to send this onto your friends, who might always be looking for a helping hand when it comes to entertaining the kids! Happy Playing! Claire x

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