We all know that spending time outside is good for our children. So, many parents try to take their kids to the park or for a bike ride. The problem is there is not always enough time available to do this as much as you would like. So, you have to do what you can […]
When you think of a classroom, what springs to mind? Most likely it is a room, indoors, with desks and chairs facing a whiteboard on the wall. It’s important to remember, however, that this isn’t the only environment that a child can learn in and, as research has shown, it may not be the most […]
Top Tips for Outdoor Play, and the Best Outdoor Toys for Kids with Little Tikes Bring Back The Outdoors
This summer, Little Tikes are celebrating all of the parents and families who encourage kids to get outdoors into the garden or great outdoors, and in a time where indoor screen based activities can be very tempting, or safety concerns can keep kids inside, they’ve brought out some great new ranges to make outdoor play […]
Sensory Stone play should be part of any child’s development, as it encourages new experiences involving the senses. Every stone play offers an opportunity for kids to better understand their shapes through play and mark making. This game enables children to experiment with shapes and patterns while also exploring how to match and find symmetries. […]
For the first time in what seems forever, UK residents are awakening to clear blue skies. The birds are singing once again and the first daffodils of the year are making a most welcomed appearance. With spring in the air, we can feel it calling us to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]
At this time of year, schools and playgroups tend to have a strong focus on Christmas and as the kids are all getting excited it’s fun to include some more lighthearted and fun festive activities, but lots of these can still be educational for little ones, without them even realising it! I’ve gathered together a […]
If I were to make a list of what kindergarten kids love the most my guess is that fun, learning, and activities with water, would definitely be on that list. So why not combine all these into an amazing science experiment? Preschoolers are very active and curious, the best way for these young individuals to […]
Kaleidoscope This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around.
DIY chalk Did you know that you can make your own chalk? And it’s easy! This chalk is made into giant sticks, which is great for little hands to grab hold of, and perfect for pavements and patios. You can create a giant masterpiece and then let the rain wash it off.