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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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  • school allotment blog

    Get started with your school allotment

    14 January 2019 By Sally Williamson - Catering Category Buyer

    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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  • 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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  • The Sheephouse Way

    03 September 2018 By Gail Farquhar - Manager at Sheephouse Nursery

    We’re pleased to welcome Gail Farquhar, manager at Sheephouse Nursery as our guest blogger.

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  • Early years computing

    An introduction to computational thinking

    21 August 2018 By Amy Shelley, Buyer - Educational ICT

    Starting primary school presents children with many new challenges and skills to learn – including computer programming.

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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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  • Bigjig blog

    Six steps to imaginative play in early years

    01 March 2018 By Jasmin Hayes, Bigjigs Toys

    Children as young as 12 months can begin experimenting with imaginative play, but what does it really mean for the little ones?

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  • Outdoor learning in your daily routine

    22 February 2018 By Eden Learning Spaces

    The formative early years are full of wonder, curiosity and discovery. This special time should be fostered through inspirational learning experiences in dynamic environments.

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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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