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Why is play enough? Guest Post by Susie Robbins

As we are coming up to half term time again I think whatever happens after it we should take comfort that play is enough for children and Susie Robbins explains more on why this is important. Less worry, more play. Play is Enough and here are the reasons why. During the pandemic, I have strived …read more Read More
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Playful Business Maiden Moose

Welcome to a series about ‘Playful Businesses’ . Since starting Print Play Learn I have come across some amazing businesses which bring joy to both children and adults. This week Domenique from Maiden Moose is sharing her story and her beautiful illustrations. (The following was written before the lockdown)  Tell me about you! Hi, my …read more Read More

Playful Business Little Wise Toys

Welcome to a series about ‘Playful Businesses’ businesses which can give play ideas and activities to do with children. Since starting Print Play Learn I have come across some amazing businesses making playful, joyful items to support children. Little Wise Toys is a brilliant business. I found it when I won a competition which included …read more Read More

7 Fun Ways to Get Your Child Excited about Literacy 

7 Fun Ways to Get Your Child Excited about Literacy Eager to get your child more confident with reading? If we want our kids to grow up excited about reading, it’s so important we help make literacy fun! Here are 7 simple, fun ways to get them engaged with letters, sounds and reading:  Use words in …read more Read More

10 Learning Invitations to Set-up Before Breakfast

10 Learning Invitations to Set-up Before Breakfast Another day, another challenge to find fun things for the children to do! If you’re looking for simple invitations to learn which don’t involve too much energy on your part, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy learning invitations you can set-up before breakfast: Read and match …read more Read More

12 Quick Alternative Ways to use LEGO at home

Like most people, we are finding many more hours spent at home. A favourite in our house is LEGO and this is such an amazing resource for play and learning. So at Print Play Learn, I wanted to create some alternative ways to play with it. For younger children use larger bricks such as DUPLO …read more Read More

Playful Family Susie from Resolve to Play

Welcome to a series about ‘Playful Families’. There are hundreds of families incorporating play at home and I wanted to share some of my favourites with you. I have been following Susie from Resolve to Play for a while now, she is also a big supporter of Print Play Learn. Susie creates easy everyday activities …read more Read More

12 Fun, Easy Ways to Help Your Kids Learn at Home

Whether it’s the looming Easter holidays or that virus (of which I won’t speak…) many parents are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained AND help them learn, and the good news is – it doesn’t have to be hard. Here are Print Play Learn’s top stress-free ways to help educate your children while …read more Read More

10 Simple Activities to Engage their Senses this Spring

10 Simple Activities to Engage their Senses this Spring   Hurray! Spring is coming. Which means soon we can finally stop bundling up in quite so many layers and get outdoors without huffing at the effort it takes… Plus, we get to watch our children marvel at the wonders of a new season, Spring brings …read more Read More

Playful Business My Busy Bots

Welcome to a series about ‘Playful Businesses’ businesses which can give play ideas and activities to do with children. Since starting Print Play Learn I have come across some amazing businesses making playful, joyful items to support children. Busy Bots is a brilliant business which again, I have bought from in the past. I was …read more Read More

Playful Business Ink and Tot

Welcome to a new series about ‘Playful Businesses’. Since starting Print Play Learn I have come across some amazing businesses making playful, joyful items to support children. Ink and Tot is a brilliant playful business. I discovered Ink and Tot after seeing some kids clothes she had designed – they were awesome by the way. …read more Read More

Playful Business – Little Writing Company

Welcome to a new series about ‘Playful Businesses’. Since starting Print Play Learn I have come across some amazing businesses making playful, joyful items to support children. I have been following Jo on the Little Writing Company for a while now on Instagram. I was going to purchase one of her lovely books but before …read more Read More

3 Ways to support the learning of phonics – a guide for parents

Are you looking for simple ways to support the learning of phonics? This post is for you. This is a great place to start if you’re a parent and unsure how to support your child. Chances are you’re already doing many of these things. 1. Listen For children to learn about phonics they need to …read more Read More

4 Fun Ways To Use a Mud Kitchen

So you want some quick ways to jazz up your mud kitchen, then this post is for you ! Mud kitchens are very popular now, especially as many companies are making them for homes as well as schools. You don’t need to buy an expensive mud kitchen, all you need is a little outdoor space, …read more Read More

Spring Topics Days 2019 for UK Schools

Below is listed some useful Spring Topic Days. February Friday 1st February is Number Day 2019, click here to take you to the NSPCC website to register your school for resources and ideas. Throughout February I will be joining in Our Sensory Kids #oursensorywinter , check it out on my Instagram. Chinese New Year is celebrated on …read more Read More

4 Fantastic Alphabet Books for the Home

So this week I had a look at the Alphabet Books I use at home to support my 1 and 4 year old this is only part 1, yes I have a lot! I didn’t keep to three, there are four but really there are so many alphabet books which are amazing and I’ll do …read more Read More

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