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25 JunCreating and Learning Through Art: Art Activities for Children


I love art. I have always loved art. I am fascinated by any kind of art. I am puzzled by some…

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19 JunMulti-Sensory Play Activity Ideas


In Early years, we never seem to be finished talking about sensorial play, multi-sensory experiences, and environments for the senses! When…

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04 JunNew to movement: encouraging your newborn


Curiosity Your newborn baby may want to explore, and in fact has an inbuilt need to experience the world around him,…

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28 MayPlay with Phones: Alternatives to Screen time


My Experience I grew up in the country, in a little village in the middle of nowhere so the house phone…

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20 MayUsing Nature to Nurture


I had wanted to write this wee reflection before we found ourselves in this challenging current climate but now it is…

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08 MayEmpathy in Early Years


When we consider how the world works from the eyes of the early year’s child, we are trying to foster skills…

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20 AprTechnology in Early Years


Technology has become integrated in our everyday lives. From a young age, our children will learn to use technology and it…

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10 AprPlay and learn from home: Bouncing around


Every new baby born into the world will be given a ball as a gift. At the beginning it will be…

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03 AprPlay and Learn at Home: Giant Steps and Fairy Steps 


If you think about walking, the first time a child takes a step is huge. Our babies physically develop from the…

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26 MarPlay and learn at home: Drop, Bounce and Roll 


There is a huge amount of research around the importance of the play shared at home. Much of it suggests that…

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19 MarFive play and learning activities you can do from home


Gloop   Cornflour is an amazing ingredient to make a fabulous concoction with – gloop! Soft and runny until you hold…

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28 JanOur House: The Mug Tree


Sometimes the simplest of ideas make the biggest impact. Take a simple mug tree which most homes have, perhaps sitting at the…

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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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