Whispers, words, and wanderings

Let’s write your list of what inspires you; whether it is a walk in the park, a magazine read, mooching round the shops or time with friends and squeeze as much into your week as you possibly can. And if it’s reading Blogs or watching Vlogs then scroll down to find some of mine.
I hope they put a skip in your step and a twinkle in your eye.

06 DecContingent talk


Contingent talk is an important skill to develop as an adult, and has been proven to aid children in language development….

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03 NovReflections on Play: Loose Parts


Loose parts are a wonderful way to engage our children’s learning and encourage creativity and problem solving. But what are they…

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13 OctYes to Yoga!


There are many benefits to yoga, it helps us breathe, stretch, unwind and relax. So why shouldn’t children benefit from it…

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29 SepOur Science Lab


Science is an exciting learning experience for children, or at least it should be! I once asked my husband who is…

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19 SepThe Magic of… Fabrics


A piece of fabric is one of the most basic things you could have in your resources, yet the possibilities are…

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15 SepReflections on Play: Small World Play and Imagination


Small world is an important aspect of children’s play, aiding many areas of development. Imaginative skills are supported allowing the child…

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06 SepReading & Relationships: How our children relate to characters


Watching children develop a relationship with their favourite character is a wonderful moment. The characters in our children’s stories are an…

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29 AugReflections on Play: Sensory Play and Cardboard Boxes


The humble cardboard box is a great example of an a-sensory environment. The brown colour suggests nothing in particular. The smooth…

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21 AugThe Magic of… Doors


“What’s through there?” asks little Theo pointing to the door. He’s pointing to one of the many doors on my lock…

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14 AugReflections on Play: Dramatic Play and the Home Corner


Welcome to a new series on the blog: Reflections on play. Where we explore the different kinds of play and areas…

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