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What is a Play Schema and How Can it Help my Child Learn?

Have you ever heard the term ‘schema’ and wondered what exactly it is? Today I’m going to share more about what play schemas are and how they can help you to help your child learn most effectively – and have fun while they’re at it!   What is a schema?  Schemas are described as patterns …read more Read More

How to Encourage Your Child’s Independent Play 

How to Encourage Your Child’s Independent Play    It’s the parenting dream… your child playing happily on their own, lost in a world of imagination, while you’re able to get on with other things or take the chance to have a cup of tea that’s actually hot! Apart from being great for us parents, independent play …read more Read More

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

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

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

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

Phonics Play Pack

I’m so excited, the Phonics Play Pack is now available and ready to be purchased. There are 40 different games to play and they can easily be adapted to suit the needs of your class or an individual child. I’ve popped a few tips and challenges alongside some of the games to give a few …read more Read More

Creating a Construction Invitation to Play Using a Tuff Spot

I’m used to creating tuff spot set ups for children in Reception and Year 1, so I needed to think how I could do this to support my son who is a toddler. I’ve realised it’s not that different for a younger child, as it’s down to how the child interprets the activity. It needed to …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

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