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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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Ways to Play with Numicon

If you've been following me for a while you will know how much I love Numicon from my days of teaching in school and now for learning through play at home. Numicon is a fantastic resource I highly recommend every child has the opportunity to handle and explore freely. Surprisingly this is not a paid advertisement, this is just sharing my love for a quality product that I would suggest you invest in. I have worked with Numicon in the past and have plans to work with them again in the future, but I hope you know me well enough by know that I only work and promote resources So....I've told you to get some, now what?! Well like all...

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Everyday Adventures : National Play Day

To celebrate National Play Day 2020, here is a blog full of activity ideas, books, resources, small businesses and even a freebie download to celebrate this years theme Everyday Adventures

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Ways to Play with Washi Tape

Ok so you’ve bought a multi pack of brightly coloured washi tape mainly because I’ve told you that you NEED it in your play cupboard...but now what?!  I get asked what to do with Washi Tape at least once a day, so thought it was time to write a list of simple ideas. To be honest I had all intentions of making this a fancy download sheet however as I’m in lockdown just like you, I’m sure you can sympathise that I am struggling to find a child free hour in the day at the moment, when I do a moment, I have a list as long as my arm to get done!!  So for now, please bear with my...

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Play for All Ages!

With the thought of schools possibly closing (or for many schools already closed) the idea of having the kids at home all day to entertain can fill us with dread! Especially if you are also trying to hold down a job or care for younger siblings too. A difficult task indeed. Therefore, I have created lots of free downloads for you to print and use at home catering for lots of ages of children. I am guessing if schools do close they will be providing school work/ homework to keep children learning. However, we all know they won't want to do that all day everyday so play is a great way to break up the day but continue to support...

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