The convenience of smart speakers is something that attracts everyone and they have proven particularly popular with children. This is somewhat unsurprising, as talking to a computer and having it talk back to you is pretty exciting! There are countless benefits to using these devices, including keeping your family organised and staying connected in…
October 6, 2020
When they’d just started growing in popularity, I bought my first smart speaker. To be honest it was out of curiosity more than anything; I didn’t really see what I’d need it for. Fast forward a couple of years and I have one in every room and use them daily. They’re great for playing…
September 29, 2020
Our first #PlayAtHomeFest was a resounding success. See how much fun we had with our showreel and if you missed it, don’t worry, a lot of it is available to watch on demand. We’re already planning our next one so make sure you keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to our newsletter….
June 1, 2020
For most children, school break times are the highlight of the school day. But according to a long term study carried out by UCL, the length of school break times have reduced in the last 20 years. It is believed that primary school students in England are now having 45 minutes less break time a week than…
May 10, 2019
When you are at a loss on activities for youngsters that do not involve tablets, phones, and other tech thingamajigs, then you might like to consider outdoor play.
February 25, 2019
There’s nothing I love more than getting my children outside – even when it’s raining. In fact, we particularly like going out when it’s raining, because the garden transforms into a whole new wet and wonderful world to play games like… 1. Jumping in puddles It’s a classic. Just don some welly boots…
September 24, 2018
Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food.
July 30, 2018
Active games for energetic toddlers Toddlers are positively buzzing with energy most of the time! Here are some simple activities to help burn off some of that energy, and also help develop those all-important gross motor skills. Many of these ideas can be done outdoors or indoors – but don’t be afraid to don a…
June 28, 2018
We are delighted to share Daisy’s visual eBook on ‘Children’s Picture books and learning through play’ which comprises of her work carried out at University
April 5, 2018
Children use their senses to explore and make sense of the world around them; they do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. Some parents assume sensory = messy! or simply aren’t aware how important sensory stimulation is for children’s learning and development. Sensory play is quite big in the world of Special…
October 10, 2017