Building Brain Power with Sensory Play: A Guest post by Jackie Edwards

Author: Jackie Edwards from Fractus Learning

Jackie is a mum of two and an editor, researcher and writer. One of her children is on the autism spectrum and she actively finds ways to help her daughter achieve a sense of peace and freedom. She has carried out a lot of research on the impact of sensory environments on brain development and has teamed up with Learning Resources to share ideas for creating sensory environments at home. read more

Tried and Tested Alpha Catch™ Phonics Game

Name: Clare from Mudpie Fridays

Age of child: 5 years

Product Testing: Alpha Catch™ Phonics Game

Clare is married with two boys, Monkey aged 5 and Kipper who is 15 months.  Mudpie Fridays is a parenting and lifestyle blog that documents her parenthood balancing act between motherhood and corporate career girl. Clare shares crafting and learning activities, ideas for days out as well as product and toy reviews. Clare’s aim for Mudpie Fridays is to be a one stop shop for inspiration for all parents.   read more

Activities and tips to develop speech and language skills

This summer we’re on a mission to keep children’s brains engaged, helping them to develop key skills in important learning areas. This week we’re focusing on speech and language skills!

Speech and language underpins everything we do and allows us to build relationships and convey feelings. Adults play a critical role in supporting the development of these skills in children by creating language rich, stimulating environments. read more

Win a GeoSafari® Jr. Explorers Bundle with Lonely Planet Kids!

This week, we have launched a very exciting competition in collaboration with Lonely Planet Kids! Perfect for young explorers, the competition challenges children to design and name their very own bug.

The winner’s creation will be published on the Lonely Planet Kids blog. They will also receive a selection of Lonely Planet Kids books and a GeoSafari® Jr. Explorers Bundle worth over £100 including: read more

Tried & Tested GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle Magnifier

Name: Emma from Me and B Make Tea

Age of child: 3

Product Testing:  GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle Magnifier

Emma is a mum of one very inquisitive boy. He is very nearly 4 and loves all things science. She blogs over at Me and B Make Tea and loves trying anything science related! Her blog started out as a way to document healthy eating but it quickly grew to cover all things parenting and life. read more