Our product range is full to the brim of hands-on learning resources suitable for teachers, parents, childminders, Special Needs professionals, after school clubs and many more other people who have a keen interest in children’s learning. The brands in our range offer a variety of products to support the hands-on learning of children from birth and beyond. Each brand offers high-quality, award winning products that we’re proud to offer as part of our overall range. These brands can be spotted in retail stores across the whole world and we’ve even spotted them on the TV!
I’d like to introduce you to these brands and the learning skills they support! We’ve had great feedback about them, and would love to hear your thoughts too!
Playfoam offers completely mess-free creative play fun! Children simply shape it into anything in their imagination before squashing it down and starting all over again! Playfoam is suitable for ages 3+, and does not stick to clothes or carpet. The non-toxic formula offers safe play, which promotes sensory perception and fine motor skill development.
Green Toys are the 100% recycled alternative to traditional plastic toys! Both the products and the packaging are derived from recycled, environmentally friendly materials. Although they don’t sound like they could be any ‘greener’, all Green Toys contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates, BPA or PVC, and have no external coating or paint!
Make a splash while learning with Smart Splash! Bring a range of early learning skills to the water table with these fun floating friends. Great in the bath too! Great for ages 2+, so younger learners can practise number, letter, shape and colour recognition.
Master early learning skills in a snap! Each animal invites little hands to snap together and pull apart pieces, reinforcing fine motor skills. Promotes colour, number, shape, counting and alphabet skills for children from ages 2+.
Smart Snacks products are a tasty take on learning! Each treat-themed set combines imaginative play with essential early skills such as sorting, fractions, counting, patterning and lacing.
Dino Construction Company
Part dinosaur, part construction vehicle, machines provide hours of indoor and outdoor role play fun. Built to last, each dinosaur features a range of hand-powered mechanisms, meaning no metal pieces or electronic parts.
New Sprouts products are specially designed for little hands! Perfect for ages 2+ and encourage role play from an early age. They are made from soft, rubberised PVC and are durable for long lasting use by small hands.
Pretend & Play
Pretend & Play is one of our oldest and most popular role play brands. Stock up on produce with our durable plastic play food sets. Life-size, realistically detailed and perfect for imaginative play or teaching nutrition and other PSHE subjects.
Design & Drill
Creativity and construction combine! Children design their own learning fun with colourful bolts and realistic tools that help develop early skills, from colour recognition and counting to fine motor skills and following directions.
Gears! Gears! Gears!
These open-ended play kits encourage hands-on creativity and problem solving! The construction fun develops fine motor skills and includes language-free instructions for an early introduction to step by step instructions which are easy to follow.
Dipping your hand in the cookie jar quickly becomes a learning experience with Goodie Games! Each set develops key early skills with multiple games. Reinforce skills such as courting, colour, shapes and sorting.
Quick, easy game play and engaging illustrations are perfect for young learners! Pop games include sets for early numeracy skills including colours, rhyming, counting and shapes. Sets for literacy include letters, sight words, blends and word families.
Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr.
Hot Dots interactive cards help children to develop a wide range of important skills as when used with the Hot Dots pen they deliver instant feedback and reinforcement to encourage progress. Hot Dot’s JuniorInteractive storybooks and cards introduce many key early learning skills such as the alphabet, colours and rhyming, ideal for children aged between 4 and 8.
Three Bear Family
The award-winning mother, father and baby bear counters can be compared by size, weight and colour, perfect for introducing a range of early maths concepts. The Three Bear Family brand also includes a Bingo Game, Bucket Balance and Sorting Set!
Engage young scientists with bright colours and chunky pieces! Oversized tools support hands-on observation and investigating making science accessible for everyone!
GeoSafari & GeoSafari Jr.
The hardy products in our GeoSafari and GeoSafari Jr. brand ranges give children the opportunity to explore the world around them as they play, learning all sorts about animals, plants, or anything they can get their hands on! And for those real budding scientists there are even things that they can use to expand their learning beyond the earth and out into space!
Nancy B’s Science Club
Nancy B’s range of scientific tools and real-life journaling activities provide hands-on science experiences that encourage children to feel comfortable and excited about science! What’s more, Nancy B is a real scientist! Learn more about her here.
Keep an eye out for these brands and other Learning Resources products in retail stores near you! We’d love to hear what you think.
Until next time…