Autumn Leaves and Gems Colour Sorting Activity

Set out this gorgeous Autumn colour sorting activity for preschoolers using leaves and coloured glass gems. Open-ended creativity and playful maths game for little ones, plus just so beautiful to play with!

Invitation to sort and match gems to Autumn leaves

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Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.

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This post is part of an ongoing series called Exploring Reggio, in which we

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Exploring Shapes and Patterns on a Mirror Box

Make a DIY mirror box for exploring with shapes and symmetrical pattern-making in a creative maths activity!Playing with shapes and symmetry on a mirror box

Welcome to the first in our new series about Exploring Reggio philosophies and ideas. This is a bi-weekly, on-going series being published

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Exploring Reggio: An Introduction

I’m thrilled to be starting a new bi-monthly series with some talented fellow-bloggers, about Reggio Emilia, a much-loved educational theory. Many proponents of play-based learning and child-centred educators may discover that Reggio principles are already at the core of so much of what we do when aiding children in their individual learning journeys.  I can’t wait for

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15 Discovery Boxes for Preschoolers

A collection of fun and exciting Discovery Box ideas for preschoolers that are so simple to put together, yet offer hours of creative, investigative, heuristic play! Easy to pull out with no preparation and fantastic for using at home or school for 2 to 5 year olds.

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