Get everyone together this Christmas for a family games night! We’ve brought together 10 family games perfect for a festive family night. Ages range from 2 all the way up to 14 so there’s something for every member of the family! From educational board games to intriguing strategy games, we’ve got something that will appeal to everyone in your family from the youngest to the oldest. Young learners won’t even realise that they’re learning as they develop core skills through engaging game play whilst joining in with the rest of the family.
Our friends at Muddy Puddles are children’s outwear experts, so who better to share some top ways to celebrate Autumn! Here’s what they’ve had to say:
Autumn is here and days are getting chilly, but this is not a reason to stop having fun outdoors. At Muddy Puddles, we believe that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong kit!”
Give the gift of learning this Christmas with our hands-on selection of fun and educational learning toys! Our top 10 Christmas toys have all been tried and tested by some top family bloggers and their curious little learners. You can rest assured they will last way beyond the festive season and provide hours of fun!
Children are full of questions about the world around them and are like little sponges in the early years. It’s the perfect time to add science to play and learning activities, which will hopefully inspire a love of science throughout childhood. Science activities don’t need to be complicated or heavily planned, the best ideas are often those that use only a few simple materials you probably already have at home.
At Learning Resources, a lot of time is invested in understanding what children need to learn and how they might learn it. Products are then developed around that need, ensuring that products are appealing, easy to use and of a high quality. Moments are created where learning and play become one, and Learning Resources products are designed to instil a love of learning in both boys and girls, who often do not realise they are learning as they play.
Ian Goldsworthy is here to help Learning Resources celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ian is a Year 2 teacher at Manor Lodge School in Shenley, Hertfordshire and he also does teacher training in Science for Essex Teacher Training.
If you’re anything like me (late 30’s, balding, social life not as full as it once was) you’ll have had the 19th September circled in your diary for a long time – International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
The benefits of outdoor exploration are far-reaching and in an ever-advancing technological era, there is a strong focus to encourage children’s relationship with nature by playing outdoors. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, offers them rich learning experiences and leads to a greater connection with nature. Playing outdoors teaches teamwork, creativity, resilience, helps improve understanding of environmental processes and fosters responsible attitudes towards environments.
Opportunities to enrich your child’s learning with off-syllabus activities is one of the best things about the summer holidays. But, six weeks to fill with fun and educational activities can be daunting for even the most pro-active parent — so we’ve pulled together some ideas to get you started.
Whether you are local, just visiting or holidaying, Norfolk has plenty on offer to keep children entertained throughout the summer and all year-round. So we’ve talked to our team (we’re lucky enough to call Norfolk our home) and created a roundup of our favourite days out for children. In the word’s of Delia; celebrity chef and fellow Norfolk local: “Let’s be havin you.”
The Science Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London was founded in 1857 and is one of the city’s major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors every year! It has five floors packed with historic, modern and interactive fun for the whole family to enjoy, including a variety of galleries such as: Exploring Space, Making the Modern World, Who Am I and The Secret Life of the Home. You can’t help but get lost in the magic of science at The Science Museum!