25 Years of Hands-on Learning

25 Years of Hands-on Learning - Learning Resources UK

Do you have a set of these bears in your classroom or in your home? Perhaps your children recognise them from their school, or maybe you played with them in your nursery back in the 90’s.

Three Bear Family - Hands-on Learning

Did you know that it’s thanks to these little coloured bear counters that Learning Resources is able to celebrate 25 years of providing hands-on learning to schools and homes throughout the UK, the rest of Europe and beyond? read more

National Gardening Week Guide to Harvesting Fruit and Veg

Child pricking tomatoes during National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week begins on Monday the 29th of April. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are calling on gardeners up and down the country to share their love of home-grown produce. The theme for 2019 is ‘Edible Britain’, which helps to highlight that everyone including little ones have space to grow something delicious, whether it is a single pot of herbs or a tasty allotment overflowing with fruit and veggies. read more

Bringing Social-Emotional Learning into the Home

Child and Mum sitting on the step

What is social-emotional learning?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social-emotional learning (SEL) as:

“… the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” read more

10 Easter Traditions from Around the World

Children exploring the woods for easter-eggs!

It’s not long until the 2019 Easter holiday weekend, so we have pulled together 10 Easter traditions from around the world for you to try! These traditions and recipes are perfect for you to try with your children at home, or at school, as a way of teaching cultural differences.

1. Britain

Britian's favourite hot-cross buns

Easter starts on Good Friday and is the most important celebration in the Christian church year. read more

Alternative gifts for Easter

Easter Traditions

Are you looking for a different type of gift this Easter? A gift that is healthier, will last all year round and keep kids entertained throughout this Easter Holiday?

Then look no further because we have pulled together a selection of alternative gifts for Easter that are perfect for Easter hunts, indoor and outdoor play, while also helping kids learn, grow and develop those all-important key skills! read more

Tried & Tested – Uh-Oh, Hippo!™

Tried & Tested - Children playing with Uh-Oh Hippo!

Name: Georgina from The SEN Resources Blog

Age of children: 4 years

Product Testing: Uh-Oh, Hippo!™

Georgina is a qualified teacher/special educational needs coordinator. She runs The SEN Resources Blog, a site for parents and teachers of children with Special Educational Needs. Her site recommends resources, provides advice and gives suggestions of fun learning activities to try at home to help develop important skills (fine motor, literacy, numeracy etc). Read on to find out more in this Tried & Tested review! read more

Tried & Tested – Count & Color Choo Choo™

Child playing with the Color Choo Choo Train

Name: Amelia Cunningham

Age of child: 17 months

Product Testing: Count & Color Choo Choo™

Short Bio: Amelia is a first-time mum to son Arlo and is the author of Motherhood & lifestyle blog, Mum With Me.

Amelia and her son Arlo

What were your first thoughts when the toy arrived?

My first impression from the feel and look of the toy was that it was really good quality. The pieces looked and felt very sturdy which was really reassuring as a mum to a small toddler. I thought the toy was very eye-catching with lots of bright colours for my son to look at. read more

Child-friendly recipes for your home-grown fruit and vegetables

A child cooking using child-friendly recipes

We hope that you’ve had fun using our Farm Together infographic to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Now, you’ll need some child-friendly recipes to make the most of your fresh ingredients when they’re ready to harvest!

The aim of the infographic is not only to help educate children on growing their own produce, but help to encourage healthier eating habits. These child-friendly recipes are a perfect way to help little ones get their 5-a-day. read more