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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
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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

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

A Look At the Curiosity Approach® to Learning

A Look At the Curiosity Approach® to Learning Have you heard of the Curiosity Approach® yet? This new style of learning seems to be growing in popularity with local nurseries so it felt like a good time to take a look at why! Founded by Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett in 2017, The Curiosity Approach® …read more Read More

10 Ways to Pick Home Decor that Encourages Play 

10 Ways to Pick Home Decor that Encourages Play    Ever wondered how you can make your home more playful while still ensuring it’s a space that grown-ups can enjoy too? The right home decor could be just the thing!     Here are 10 ways to pick the accessories for your home which will nurture …read more Read More

The 7 Learning Styles to Look Out for In Your Kids 

The 7 Learning Styles to Look Out for In Your Kids  Supporting our kids to have fun while they learn is key to raising confident, lifelong learners, whether that’s at home or in the classroom. Today I want to share with you 7 different learning styles you can look out for, to help you shape …read more Read More

What is the Scandinavian Educational Approach?

What is the Scandinavian Educational Approach? Scandinavia, an area that covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden (and sometimes Finland and Iceland depending on who you ask) is known for its playful educational approach, distinct from the standardised mainstream approach taken in the UK.  While each country has a different education system, with no specific model used across …read more Read More

What is the Reggio Emilia Approach to Learning

Reggio Emilia Approach The Reggio Emilia Approach is a lesser known approach here in the UK yet has huge potential for our children and is definitely one to consider if you take an expansive view of education. The Reggio Emilia Approach started after the end of World War II by psychologist Loris Malaguzzi and parents …read more Read More

60 Fun Activities & Tips to Make 1,000 Hours Outdoors Possible

Hands up who’s set themselves the challenges of 1,000 hours outdoors with their kids this year? Let’s be honest, for most modern families this is a huge challenge and I’m sure there are lots of you who could do with tips to make it easier! Keep reading for a list of 60 fun activities you …read more Read More

Print Play Learn has won an award!

Print Play Learn has won a junior design award A few months ago Print Play Learn was shortlisted for one of the Junior Design Awards, Interior Decoration I have been thinking about an award for a while and thought why not just go for it. So I was happy to be shortlisted.  I packed up …read more Read More

How to Create a Beautiful Home Learning Environment 

How to Create a Beautiful Home Learning Environment   Our children are always learning, which means their education doesn’t stop as soon as they get home from school or nursery – even if there’s no homework in sight. The best bit is, children learn so much through play, exploration and real life experiences too, so nurturing …read more Read More

10 Household Items Great for Learning Through Play 

Do you want to encourage more play at home without buying any more toys? Then the good news is you’ve probably got some excellent play prompts sitting around your house ready to go! Here are 10 household items great for learning through play:    Cardboard tube  The opportunities are endless with a simple cardboard tube! …read more Read More

Why You Don’t Need a Playroom to Help Nurture Kids Play 

The playroom is a much-coveted house dream for a lot of parents. Understandably so, even if for nothing more than to shut away the toy mess at the end of the day! However, you really don’t need a playroom to help nurture your kids’ play. Here’s why:  Children can imagine anywhere  Wouldn’t it be lovely if we …read more Read More

15 Everyday Activities Kids Can Learn From 

Everyday Activities Children Can Learn From  If you’re eager to boost home-learning but seriously want to avoid boring worksheets, this list of everyday activities is for you. There’s so much children can learn from simply doing life with us!    Washing up Give your child age-appropriate items to wash or dry up or get them to help you stack …read more Read More

8 Beautiful, Open-Ended Toys to Boost Learning 

8 Beautiful, Open-Ended Toys to Boost Learning    Children don’t need beautiful surroundings to have fun, but making your family home a place that brings you joy is important too. And if you find your kids toys attractive and inspiring, there’s more of a chance you’ll want to get involved!     Here are 8 beautiful toys which …read more Read More

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