10 reasons why an educational toy isn’t just for Christmas

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We believe educational toys and games aren’t just for Christmas; they inspire a lifetime love of learning! Play nurtures development and is the foundation for all learning, helping children to build everything from communication and language skills to imagination and creativity. With this in mind, we’re confident that our educational toys will be played with all year round and have put together a list of ten areas of development that they support. read more

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

What to expect from your child’s first week at ‘big’ school

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Getting ready to start ‘big’ school is a brand new adventure for young learners and marks a new chapter in their life. It is an exciting time but can sometimes bring about feelings of uncertainty in both parents and children.

Our in-house educational expert and early years teacher, Joanne Moore, has laid out a typical first week to help you and your family prepare for it over the summer break. read more