“Cassie blogs at Lilys Little Learners which is all about Lily, Life and Learning. Lily is 2 years old and just loves to play and learn. Cassie blogs all about her achievements, the activities they do, the fun places they go and the great toys they learn from.”read more
“The Learning Resources Cash Register, one of the brand’s classics, features over sized buttons and a built-in solar-powered calculator, which is ideal for children learning additions and subtractions in school. Big Girl loves pretend play and a cash register like this is fantastic for playing shop and making maths fun. Since opening the till, we’ve been encouraging Big Girl to charge us for everything we buy from her pretend shop (and sometimes cafe), input the prices on her till, and calculate the total. The till makes playing shop more real, particularly since the set includes pound coins and notes that look very believable and are the same size as real UK money. A very cool educational toy ideal as a Christmas present for both boys and girls!”read more
Niki is a former early years teacher and current stay-at-home mum to her two children; Ethan (4 ½) and Ivy (2 ½). Originally from Canada, Niki has lived in the UK for the past 13 years. She writes about learning through play with games, activities, crafts and fun over on Play & Learn Every Day! read more
This imaginative play camping stove includes all the necessary equipment that your child needs to cook-up a pretend outdoor feast! This set features realistic sounds and lights and includes a coffee pot, pan and utensils for hours of camping fun!read more
If you are looking for something to do outdoors that will also inspire a love of the natural world, why not embark upon a nature trail? You can find an official one near you or transform a usual route by paying special attention to natural features such as plants, wildlife and habitats.
National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. Children’s Day was originally established in 1954 by the UN General Assembly, and was intended as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. NCDUK was launched by the Save Childhood Movement in 2013, and since then they have run yearly campaigns each with a different theme.read more
Creativity is defined as ‘the use of imagination or original ideas to create something’ and is an essential part of a child’s development. From painting and sculpting to drawing and building, creative play is a process that encourages children to explore all possibilities and try out new ideas.read more
Imaginative play see’s young learners take on the role of inventors and decision-makers, creating their own world where they are free to express their feelings and experiment with narratives. The Early Years Foundation Stage highlights Expressive Arts and Design as a specific area of learning and development, breaking it down into ‘being imaginative’ and ‘exploring and using media and materials’. Children often draw upon their own experiences and observations to represent their ideas through mediums such as art, dance, music, small world, pretend play and storytelling.read more
It’s that time of year again; the search is on for the perfect gift that your child will open and show genuine delight! But with so much to choose from it’s often hard to know where to start. What if you could gage that reaction of excitement and wonder with a toy that not only provides hours of fun but supports your child in essential learning areas?read more
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!
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