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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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Slideshare – an easy way to view books as a slideshow

I found this great website Slideshare. This website allows you to share slides of different books – perfect for an Interactive White Board. They range from people making their own versions to parts of the original book. Nothing beats having a book and I would always recommend having the actual book. Sometimes it can be …read more Read More

Halloween Messy Play

A quick simple way to make messy play with only a couple of ingredients. Read More

Create Your Own Moon Sand

This is a great no cook recipe. It’s perfect to make with a toddler, which is what I did. Making the moon sand was part of the play. This is super learning as it can extend their understanding of measuring. Moon sand is a brilliant resource to also use in school into a tuff spot or …read more Read More

Homemade Halloween Black Play Dough

I wanted to make black play dough for a change, previously I’ve only used natural or bright coloured play dough.  I tried black food colouring and used a whole bottle but it only developed into a dark grey colour. I decided to try black Brusho (I use this a lot for art or play activities) and …read more Read More

We are featured on Teachers Building Society Article

Wow, I was so excited to see that Harriet and Violet been mentioned in an article feature on their website ‘Looking for Primary School Teacher Resources this term?’ It’s brilliant to have Print Play Learn in a list with other great teaching resource websites such as the TES, Twinkl and Primary Resources. Big thanks.   printplaylearn.com  Print Play …read more Read More

Halloween

I started rather early this year preparing for Halloween! I’ve made a few resources which will hopefully save everyone some time in a class or nursery. I’ve been looking on Pinterest and have a board you can follow. I’ve tried to include activities suitable to both home and school. If you are planning a halloween party …read more Read More

We now sell homemade Play Dough!

We sell Play Dough!  It’s very exciting I have decided to sell play dough through an Etsy shop.  Currently in the shop I sell individual pots but if there are any teachers out there who need to save time and have it made for them I would also be able to help. There will be other items …read more Read More

Instant Display Titles – Display Lettering

Instant Display Titles – Display Lettering We have lots of display lettering, this is where you can create your own display titles by choosing the letters to print off. We love saving time so many of our display titles are straight edged so they are super speedy to print, laminate and trim. To save even …read more Read More

Roald Dahl Day 13th September 2016

Roald Dahl Day 13th September 2016 One of my strongest memories of reading was Ronald Dahl stories. The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine. I would read these books over and over again.  I would love to be reading these in school and be able to enjoy these stories. This year celebrates 100 years since his …read more Read More

Year 1 Phonics Test (Screening)

We don’t really agree with the phonics test or ‘Phonics Screen Check’ however, we need to support children with it. We have made some resources to help both adults and children. We have some phonics flashcards which contain real and pseudo words. If a word is pseudo it will have picture of an alien next to …read more Read More

Free Teaching Resources Websites

Try Pinterest – there are loads of free resources and ideas. It has so many new ideas and free resources. TES  Amazing range of free resources – you just need a TES log in. Early Learning HQ Mrs. Pancake Twinkl   You need gold/platinum membership for some resources, there are many free resources, you need …read more Read More

Numbers numbers numbers…

Check out our different number resources! We have a range of number tracks and number lines to support counting in all ranges of Primary School. The number tracks are perfect for starting counting within EYFS, look out for different ones linked to a range of topics. We’ve now made our number lines with guidelines up …read more Read More

Christmas is coming…

The Christmas countdown is on… We have a few resources to support some winter or Christmas projects! We have a range of Christmas Border papers as well as Winter Themed display lettering! Check out our resources by using our search tool or Christmas and Winter tag. We have many more winter resources coming soon!   Read More

We are on Facebook!

We now have a page on Facebook! If you are following us on Twitter or our Website we hope that you like or share our link. We want to share our free teaching resources with as many fantastic teachers as possible. Don’t forget all our teaching resources are FREE and printable. Perfect for setting up …read more Read More

Role Play Packs for Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) Classrooms

Role Play Packs for Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) Classrooms. We have started to develop our own Role Play Signs for either Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) classrooms. So far we have a  Doctors Surgery, Market Shop, School and Space Station! We have only just started making our free …read more Read More

Great Free Teaching Resources Websites…

Great Free Teaching Resources Websites… It’s great sharing super free teaching resources websites. There are many out there but it’s difficult to remember them all. Below are links to some free teaching resources websites. Most of these websites have free printable teaching resources. Early Learning HQ Specialist resources for Early Years classrooms. This website is …read more Read More

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