Categories for learning through play

Are smart speakers safe for children?

  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…
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October 6, 2020

How can a smart speaker help my child in school?

  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…
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September 29, 2020

Play-At-Home-Fest

Play At Home Fest- the fun hasn’t stopped!

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….
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June 1, 2020 Tags:,

Why are school break times shorter now than 20 years ago?

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…
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May 10, 2019

10 fun games to play in the rain

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…
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September 24, 2018

Child playing with toy Airplane

Eight Physical Activities for Energetic Toddlers

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…
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June 28, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,

Seven sensational sensory play ideas

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…
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October 10, 2017 Tags: