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.

How did you make the decision to home educate?

When my eldest was a year old I had begun to have thoughts about schooling and whether it would be right for our family.  I met a local home education group when he was 18 months old and decided there and then that home education would be the way forward for us. 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.

“Last year I started feeling the pressure of providing more educational toys at home for our preschooler, and I suddenly found myself regularly browsing toys by Learning Resources. At first, the aim was to find toys to help my little one with number recognition, and I wanted to ensure we could practise this through play at home, so I bought the Smart Snacks Number Pops. read more

It’s World Space Week!

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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. 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!

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! read more

Rainy days and Mondays

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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! read more

We’re growing up green

Here at Learning Resources we do our best to reuse and recycle, we know it’s important to take care of the world around us and keep it clean for the generations of little learners that are inheriting it from us!

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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