Home Education: One Scottish Mum’s first-hand experience

Jenny Eaves is a mummy of two small, delightfully energetic boys – five and two – and blogs at Monkey and Mouse. Based in Scotland, she started Monkey and Mouse in February 2015 as a way to share her daily adventures and family play ideas with others. She loves writing about travelling and days out, enjoying the countryside and many places of interest, both in the UK and abroad. Jenny gives us an interesting insight into what can be a controversial aspect of education. read more

Mummy in the City visits Learning Resources at Toy Fair 2016

Mummy in the City is written by Tine Farstad, a London mum mostly running around in Chelsea, Fulham, South Kensington and Battersea with her daughter, who is starting school this year, and a seven month old son.  Her blog focuses on life with young children in South West London, and covers topics such as London kids classes, London family attractions and services, London restaurants, London with baby, pregnancy, parenting, child development, family travel, children’s fashion and more. read more

This is no trick… Just a treat!

Trick or TREAT!

Halloween is just a frightening few days away, and within the midst of ghosts and ghoulies Learning Resources are offering a sweet treat for your little monsters!

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With a sprinkle of imaginative play and a dash of early skills, we are cooking up the magic of success in our learning cauldron with our Smart Snacks® range. From ABC Lacing Sweets™ for learning the alphabet to Number Pops™ for counting practice, this treat-themed range develops essential early skills whilst supporting communication and fine motor skills development. The newest addition to the range, Puzzle Pies™ are a perfect early introduction to fractions and our Sugar Cookie shapes are the tastiest way to
practice shape identification. read more

It’s World Space Week!

Hello

Saturday saw the beginning of World Space Week! More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration last year; similar is expected this week with the new satellite navigation theme “Space: Guiding Your Way” for 2014.

We are all quite familiar with the use of navigation for planes, trains, ships and cars. Most of have also used some sort of personal navigation systems at some point, such as handheld GPS devices and of course our smart phones! read more

Learning Resources – Our Brands

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! read more

Rainy days and Mondays

Hello!

How’s the weather holding up in your part of the world this summer? Hopefully you’ll be basking in sunshine, and only having to dodge the odd shower here and there!

If, on the other hand you’re housebound by torrential rain, and the rainy days and Mondays are getting you down, take a look at my top picks from Learning Resources for inside summer fun below! read more

Schools out for summer!

Most schools in the UK will be breaking up in the next few days, the summer holidays are here!

Do you dread six weeks of having the children at home, or do you love having them around more? There have been many debates in both teacher and parent forums online discussing if six weeks is too long for a school holiday or if a four week summer holiday would be more beneficial, and as you’d expect, there are arguments for both! Many parents struggle to afford child care for the full six weeks, and more frequent, shorter holidays would be much more manageable. On the other hand, for many families the six week holiday is the highlight of the year that they spend months looking forward to and planning. I don’t think a decision will ever be made to please everyone, but we can certainly make the most of what’s on offer around us. read more

Incy Wincy Spider…

Hello bug lovers!

It’s National Insect Week and time to learn about all things creepy crawly! The week’s official website lists a range of events happening for you to get involved in wherever you are in the UK, take a look at www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk 

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Here at Learning Resources we have a whole collection of bug-themed resources to suit even the youngest of minibeast fans! Great for classroom use and outdoor use, both at home and school! read more