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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Understanding the world around us

    14 January 2019 By Tilly - Kit for Kids

    As adults, we fully understand the world around us. Some of us may have even visited different countries, worked with people from different cultures or experienced nature in its purest form, perhaps on safari or on magical jungle adventures. But for the growing child, whose brain is still developing, understanding the world that surrounds them can sometimes be more complex than we expect.

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  • How Messy Play is helping children to write

    07 January 2019 By Holly, Little Learners Southport

    Little Learners is a multi award winning messy play and mark making company with over 30 franchises across the country. We are always looking for the best, most exciting products to use in our classes, which look great and are versatile for the children to make marks in. Mark making is at the heart of our mission and what we focus all of our messy play classes and activities on!

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  • Top 7 ways to make your Pritt Sticks go further

    12 December 2018 By David Garrod – Senior Category Manager – Pritt (Henkel)

    Every teacher knows the feeling. There’s three weeks of term to go and you’ve got nothing but four Pritt Sticks and a bit of willpower to get you and your 30 children through that big craft project coming up. You plead with the powers that be to get some brand new ones, but the budget’s all gone for the term.

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  • Making connections in art, craft and design

    Making connections in art, craft and design

    26 October 2018 By Susan Coles - Creativity, arts and educational consultant and artist

    One of the best things about teaching art, craft and design is that there is so much choice. It is also important to remember that we teach art AND craft AND design and that a successful art curriculum will involve all of these. We should build assessment through four different skills.

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  • egg marbling

    Easter craft ideas

    06 March 2018 By Heather Millard, Campaign Manager

    Let your children experiment with marbling inks with these lovely Easter themed activities.

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  • Easter egg hunt

    Make your Easter egg hunt more egg-citing

    02 March 2018 By Tara Charlesworth, Buyer - Arts and Crafts

    Children love taking part in Easter egg hunts! Not only are they fun, they’re great for teaching a wide range of skills.

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  • Painting trees

    Big art activities for little learners

    02 November 2017 By Tara Charlesworth, Buyer for Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Take children away from their tables and chairs to get them stretching, running, stomping and jumping while they create.

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  • YPO Cares

    Introducing YPO care

    01 August 2017 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    In April, we excitingly launched our first ever catalogue specifically designed for workers in the care industry.

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  • Volcano Kit

    Create and Make Roald Dahl Inspired Volcano Kit

    20 July 2017 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

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  • Roald Dahl Dream Jars

    Create and Make Roald Dahl Inspired Dream Jars

    19 July 2017 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

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