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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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  • 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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  • YPO parachute 1

    Product review: YPO Parachute Kit

    30 October 2017 By Anita and Mark from Ace Early Years

    There’s so many exciting ways you can use a parachute! They’re a fun and versatile resource for developing gross motor skills and improving coordination through collaborative physical play.

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  • Funny face tortillas

    How can you make healthy eating fun?

    09 October 2017 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyers – Early Years.

    Learning about healthy eating doesn’t need to be dull.

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  • Early years image

    Putting the spotlight on gross motor skills

    22 September 2017 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyer - Early Years

    Helping your little learners to build endurance, strength, resilience, control, independence, imagination and much more.

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