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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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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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07 NovLet’s hear it for hearing


Scientists would suggest that, even before birth, each one of us has an awareness of our surroundings through our senses, one…

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