Tried and Tested: Pretend & Play® School Set

Product testing: Pretend and Play School Set
Name: Niki of Play & Learn Every Day
Age of child/children: 2 ½ and 4 ½

 

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

Spring Clean Your Classroom

The classroom setting is a place that primary school children will spend most of their time during a specific year of their school life. It is important that the environment is welcoming, inspiring and creates a space for self expression and growth. A warm and interactive classroom environment can have very positive effects on academic achievement and can also foster a strong sense of community. read more

What is STEM?

Emma Vanstone, Science Sparks

Emma is a busy Mum to three children and passionate about science education. You can find Emma’s experiments and activities at Science Sparks which is full of fun, creative and engaging science based activities for children of all ages, perfect for home or at school. Find out more at Science Sparks 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

Education Resources Awards 2015

Organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and The British
Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
, The Education
Resources Awards (ERA) are now in their 16th year and are firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK. read more

British Food Fortnight

It’s British Food Fortnight, a time to celebrate all the lovely foods grown and produced in Britain! It was first held in 2002, at the same time as the traditional harvest festivals that take place in schools and churches across the country.

British Food Fortnight shouts about the health benefits and enjoyment of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and local produce. It is also helping to engage the retail, catering, education and volunteering sectors and is establishing and maintaining a larger market for British food. read more

International Literacy Day

Hello!

Today is the International Day of Literacy! Thanks to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) the International Day of Literacy was first celebrated in 1966 to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations of ILD have been taking place all over the world for 48 years, reminding the international community of the important skills; reading and writing. read more

Bank Holiday Fun

I hope you all had a fun bank holiday and that the weather was kind to you! We had 2 birthday parties and a BBQ, but even with all the outings, we were able to have some fun with some of Squirts favourite Learning Resources products, this really is a job where I like taking work home!

I love to watch Squirt play with the toys and games, and see how her mind works as she’s playing. She’s quite a logical child, and likes to know how things work. The first toy she picked from the bundle was the Magic Moves Wand! She’s had this for a while, so I was surprised she picked this over some of the new ones, but it’s always been her favourite! The wand flashes, and plays some fun tunes for her to do the actions to. Actions include ‘hop like a kangaroo’ and ‘float like a feather’, there are so many to keep her amused. read more

Are we there yet?

School holidays are a great time to talk to children about travelling. Whether it’s heading to Grandma’s in the car, taking the train to the city or flying over to your favourite holiday destination, families always seem to travel somewhere in the holidays! There are so many methods of travelling nowadays, and we can get pretty much anywhere in the world. With this kind of freedom and access to new cultures, it’s no wonder the world is changing at the rate that it is! read more