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 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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07 AugThe Magic of… Hats


Hats! We wear them in winter when it’s cold and summer to give us shade… they are practical objects we use…

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01 AugThe Magic of… Spoons


An Introduction to the Series Welcome to a new series on the blog: The Magic of… where we explore the magic…

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10 DecWhy touch is essential to a baby’s development


Touch is one of the nicest senses to share. The touch of people close to babies can have a hugely calming…

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03 DecWords of advice for new parents


In every new parent’s voice, you can hear the excitement and wonder as they tell you, ‘It’s a boy’ or ‘It’s…

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18 NovAchieve deeper learning with an inquiry-based approach


Imagination is essential in the learning process and can advance cognitive development. Young children often learn about historical events, different cultures…

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14 NovCreative capers in concoction corner


Children are curious creatures. They explore, question, and wonder; and by doing so, they learn. Jamie loves to experiment. He loves unusual things. He is always keen…

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