Alphabet Ice Block Play

Make some frozen letters and use them to play with the alphabet in a fun, sensory way (sneaking in a little learning on the side!) We were recently introduced to these wonderful alphabet ice trays ( click here to see them on Amazon Bebelephant Silicone A to Z Letter

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Noisy Letter Jump Phonics Game!

 A fun and active way to learn letter names and sounds with young children- noisy letter jumping! This is a game we used to play a lot while I was teaching Reception classes (4-5 year olds) and was always a favourite in our outdoor play area. There’s research to show that if children can connect

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Lavender and Glitter Sensory Salt

Here’s how to make the most wonderful sensory play material for mark making, pre-writing, fine motor skills, sensory investigation and relaxing playtime fun!

A while ago we posted about making pink salt for mark making and letter practise, which was a fantastic learning and sensory play experience.

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Play Dough Learning Mats for Literacy and Numeracy Development

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We all know that play dough is tactile, fun and great for all multi-sensory early developmental play. But it can also be used in creative, playful ways to promote early literacy and numeracy skills in a hands on way. There really is no need for worksheets when we have such a great resource to hand!

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An Irresistible Word Scavenger Hunt

Playdough to Plato 5

A fabulous article about an outdoor playful literacy activity by Malia from Playdough to Plato. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ I love making learning entertaining and this outdoor word scavenger hunt definitely does just that. As children race around tracing labels for common backyard objects, they don’t even notice that they are practicing reading and writing. It’s brilliantly

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