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

  • Get crafty with nature

    Five easy to make nature crafts

    15 June 2022 By The YPO Team

    Readily available and free of charge, what could be better than to spark the imaginations of your little learners than the humble stick? From paintbrushes to mini dens, we have put together a selection of craft activities that make use of this versatile and natural resource. All you need are a few supplies and a lot of imagination!

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  • father

    Easy Father's Day crafting with Pritt

    13 June 2022 By The YPO Team

    Father's day is the perfect time to show your appreciation to those who are special to you, and there is no gift quite as special as something handmade! Pritt have created a downloadable crafting guide to help you to get creative and make someone's day this Father's day!

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  • child writing

    7 top tips for handwriting

    01 June 2022 By Stabilo

    You can’t forget how to write but whether you’re 7 or 70, you can always improve. The way we are taught to write is the foundation in how we form words and letters throughout our entire lives, and may also affect how we feel about handwriting.

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  • Woman and girl gardening

    Get started with your school allotment

    25 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    With the increased emphasis on healthy eating, school allotments are becoming more popular. Getting children involved in growing fruit and vegetables gives them an understanding of where their food comes from. It’s an exciting way for them to combine this with the school kitchen, so that they can plant, grow and eat their own food.

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  • jubilee celebrations in the classroom

    Creative classroom activities fit for a Queen

    23 May 2022 By Luke Jones - Brand Manager at BIC

    This year, we are really in luck, because Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – that’s 70 years of service to Great Britain! And it has been lighting up imaginations everywhere. So here are our top ideas for creative learning and expressions in the classroom, as we mark this historic moment.

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  • national stationery week celebrations

    Celebrate National Stationery Week with Staedtler

    16 May 2022 By Staedtler

    With National Stationery Week coming up, we’ve put together a list of fun activities to try in the classroom to help celebrate and encourage children to get involved.

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  • boy writing at school

    Top 6 reasons to write by hand

    13 May 2022 By Stabilo

    Handwriting may be something of a lost art but it is still a valuable life skill. With technology taking over, typing has become more favourable than writing by hand, but handwriting is actually more beneficial.

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  • children in a classroom crafting

    Easy classroom crafting with POSCA

    05 May 2022 By Ella Johnston - Creative Content at Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

    Get creative in the classroom with our simple to follow crafting activities, ideal for a range of age groups. Make use of our POSCA paint markers in the classroom for easy, mess-free painting.

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  • mother and daughter reading

    The benefits of reading in early years

    30 April 2022 By The YPO Team

    Parents are a key role model for their children and their influence is a great way to encourage reading in early years. Finding time to spend enjoying books and stories is important because there are plenty of natural benefits to reading.

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  • children writing in the classroom

    10 ways to make writing fun

    28 April 2022 By Stabilo

    Explore our top tips for encouraging children to get writing, by making the experience fun and enjoyable. Many children find writing boring so getting them to sit down and do writing exercises can be impossible.

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