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10 Fun Kids Travel Games that Help Them Learn on the Go

For those who’ve ever tried travelling with kids in the back seats, or taken a long train ride, it’s understandable that planning a family trip can often be filled with excitement yet dread! Keeping travel squabble-free takes forward planning (and snacks). Next time you’re prepping for a long journey, here are 10 fun kid’s travel …read more Read More
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16 Indoor Activities that Strengthen Gross Motor Skills

16 Indoor Activities that Strengthen Gross Motor Skills Did you know keeping your little one active does much more for them than helping them keep fit? Whenever your child uses their whole body, they strengthen their gross motor skills – important skills needed to strengthen core muscles, integrate sensory experiences, and aid coordination. They allow …read more Read More

Hands-on Multiplication: 9 Fun Times Tables Activities to Try at Home

Believe it or not, maths doesn’t have to be boring. Especially when it involves hands-on activities that engage young minds. Teaching times tables doesn’t have to be a dull exercise of memorisation or repetitive number songs – although if that works for your child, that’s great too! Learning times tables can be an exciting journey …read more Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Little One Learn with a Woodland Walk

Nature is an amazing teacher when it comes to encouraging learning through childlike wonder and play. A simple woodland walk can offer a huge variety of learning opportunities and prompts for exploration, with little to no hard work from us! As you guide your little one along the forest paths and under the leafy treetops, …read more Read More

6 Simple Ways To Help Your Pre-Schooler With Problem-Solving

6 Simple Ways To Help Your Pre-Schooler With Problem-Solving Most parents want their children to be effective problem solvers. Whether it’s for their long off future success or the immediate relief a little independence can have on our parenting load! If you’re eager to help your pre-schooler come up with their own solutions, here are …read more Read More

How To Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary Through Play

How To Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary Through Play Supporting your child’s communication is one of the most important ways to nurture a child’s learning during the early years, with so much of their life dependent on how well they can express themselves, ask for what they need, and connect with others. If your little one …read more Read More

Low-pressure Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading

Low-pressure Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading Reading is so much more than a valuable life skill. It allows children (and grown-ups!) to imagine, create, and escape. Yes, reading can be fun! And it’s so important our kids learn this. Here are 10 ways to do that: 1. Read together, often Normalise time spent …read more Read More

The Most Important Early Years Skills to Nurture First

The Most Important Early Years Skills to Nurture First The early years are a precious and important time in a child’s life, and it’s common for us parents to feel an enormous pressure to ‘get it right’ when it comes to supporting our child’s development. The good news is our children learn from the moment …read more Read More

12 Hands-On Early Years Activities To Boost Maths Learning

12 Hands-On Early Years Activities To Boost Maths Learning For many of us grown-ups, maths was (or still is) notoriously boring! Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way for our pre-schoolers. Here are 12 hands-on activities to help embrace the wonder of the early years and boost maths skills while having fun: 1. Play …read more Read More

9 Brilliant Kids Learning Toys & Resources from UK Small Businesses

9 Brilliant Kids Learning Toys & Resources from UK Small Businesses When it comes to investing in new play and learning resources for our kids, there’s nothing nicer than supporting small businesses. With that in mind, here’s a look at 9 brilliant kids buys to joyfully boost your child’s learning – all from independent retailers: …read more Read More

8 Open-ended Mother’s Day Crafts for Early Years Kids

8 Open-ended Mother’s Day Crafts for Early Years Kids There’s nothing sweeter than being gifted a lovingly made craft from a child. Except perhaps, being gifted a craft you know has been inspired by their own creativity and imagination, not a copy-this-one-we-made-earlier craft activity! If you want to encourage this sort of freedom and boost …read more Read More

8 New Year Themed Invitations to Play

8 New Year Themed Invitations to Play Whether you feel super excited or completely in denial about the looming New Year, there’s no denying it’s another fun excuse to create playful learning opportunities for your child! Here are 8 new year’s themed invitations to get your little one imagining, moving, and making: 1. Create fireworks …read more Read More

10 Easy Winter Activity Ideas for Early Years Children

10 Easy Winter Activity Ideas for Early Years Children It’s not always easy keeping young children entertained during the winter season. The cold and wet make those daily playground trips or hours in the garden harder, and the shorter days and busy Christmas / New Year period can make for exhausted parents too! That’s why …read more Read More

Print Play Learn’s Guide to Creative Christmas Gifts for Children 

Print Play Learn’s Guide to Creative Christmas Gifts for Children  Christmas gift shopping is hard. Especially when you want to choose thoughtful, sustainable gifts which will be enjoyed beyond Christmas day and save you and the planet waste! To make your life easier, here’s a round-up of 10 Christmas gifts for children that are low …read more Read More

7 Natural Autumn Play Resources & How to Use Them

7 Natural Autumn Play Resources & How to Use Them The changing of the seasons brings all sorts of excitement for early years children, with so many new delights for their senses and endless new play opportunities to explore! For us grown-ups, it’s easy to forget how incredible nature is as Autumn arrives. We’ve seen …read more Read More

10 Ways to Learn & Play with Pumpkins

10 Ways to Learn & Play with Pumpkins When autumn hits, you can bet the kids’ requests to buy a pumpkin will soon follow! Consider this your reminder to get them in well before they run out post-Halloween, and if you can, book yourself a visit to your local farm shop to pick your own …read more Read More

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