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13th June 2022

5 Easy Father’s Day Card Designs For Early Years

Spending some time creating beautiful handmade cards for fathers and other paternal figures is a valuable activity that can bring you closer to the children’s families. Today we have a few colourful and fun ideas that will allow children to show their creativity.

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9th June 2022

Sustainability Activity of the Week: Growing Herb Cuttings

Herbs are a great choice for children when teaching them about plants because they smell fragrant and can also be used in cooking and baking. When you have some store bought herbs that are on their way out it is a great idea to take a cutting and grow your own brand new plant. Not only is this a great learning experience but it also teaches the importance of sustainability and reducing food waste. 

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7th June 2022

How To Encourage Loose Parts Play in Your Setting

Loose parts are an invaluable part of any Early Years environment and the play and learning opportunities that arise from simple and easily-accessible resources, are incredible.
Loose parts allow children to think critically, be creative, use their imagination, test their own ideas and lead and develop their own play and learning with ease.

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1st June 2022

Fun Facts Children Can Learn About Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee is coming up on the 2nd June, and many of us will be celebrating with street parties, treats, and Jubilee activities with our children. Teaching children about the monarchy and the Queen is an important part of their cultural development, and today we wanted to share 10 fun facts children can learn about the Queen this year!

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31st May 2022

Gardening for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

It’s National Children’s Gardening Week from the 28th May – 5th June 2022. As part of this, we are providing some helpful resources and tips to help encourage your children to get outside in their gardens to learn about plants and wildlife.

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25th May 2022

Easy Tips For Fruit Picking With Children

Today we want to focus on one activity in particular that you can do in the garden with children – picking fruit. If you have fruit bushes and trees in your own back garden this is a fabulous opportunity to show children where their favourite snacks come from. And if you don’t, there are plenty of fruit farms and public parks that harvest the UK’s most common fruits and vegetables every summer. 

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25th May 2022

Sustainability Activity of the Week: Water Bubble Art

Playing with colour is always a good activity for children as it stimulates their senses and allows them to hone some motor skills and creative thinking. This easy activity can be quite messy, so we would recommend doing it outside.

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20th May 2022

Teaching Children About the Importance of Bees

Bees are a huge part of our ecosystem, and their value to our crops and flowers cannot be overstated. As we look towards World Bee Day on the 20th May 2022, we are going to talk about bees and how you can teach early years children about these helpful little creatures. 

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