Discovery Box 14: Rainbow Scarves

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Create open-ended, heuristic play opportunities for toddlers and beyond using gorgeous, silky rainbow scarves and lots of imagination!

It’s been a while since we had a new Discovery Box to explore and enjoy! If you follow me on Facebook you will know that I’ve

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Creating Invitations to Play!

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I have recently begun a new series on my Facebook page where I post one or two photos each day, and it has become very popular. These  are pictures of the little Invitations to Play that I have set up for our girls in various places in our home. I’m hoping through this series to

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Discovery Box 13: Coloured Stacking Cups

We’ve been exploring coloured light and shadows, along with some fun construction, with our latest Discovery Box!  Pin It This was one of those typical you-know-you’re-an-early-years-teacher-when moments. If you work with young children, you will know exactly what I mean! I was walking the aisles of Sainsburys and stopped with two

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Why Play is SO vital to learning!

A group of my favourite bloggers have come together to link up our most favourite and important posts from 2011 into a Best of the Best Celebration today! We have all chosen just one post from 2011 to highlight. If you are a blogger you can link up your very own favourite post below too!

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Discovery Box 11: Pine Cones

A lovely blog reader, Gill, sent me a huge box of pine cones that she had collected from her garden in the hope that I would come up with something to do with them! I was thrilled as the girls have only got one measly pine cone in their treasure basket and I knew they

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