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Craft Learn Through Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly

Paper Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly You will need: Card Straw String Pens Tape Scissors 1.Draw some big creepy-crawlies on your card and cut them out. 2.Cut two short pieces of straw and stick them onto you bugs back. 3.Thread about a metre of string through the two straws. Knot the ends. 4. Tape […]

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STEAMer of the Month: OjO

In the first of our blog series celebrating our STEAM education pioneers (that’s  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) we chat to OjO who have big plans for 2019… Tell us a little bit about what you do? OjO is a pioneering London-based toy brand, striving to bring STEAM skills to the early years through […]

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Vegan Recipes For Children

Vegan Recipes for Children to Eat and Make

Did you know that it’s Veganuary? During the month of January, families across the UK stave off meat and dairy products in order to limit their impact on the environment. Veganism is a way of living which doesn’t involve the consumption or use of any animal products, including those that have been tested on animals. […]

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The Importance of STEM Learning Through Play

Children are motivated to play, but when they do, they’re not just entertaining themselves; it’s one of the main ways that they learn. In fact, play is considered so important that the UN identified ‘the right to play’ as one of the cornerstones of its ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child.’ Play can aid […]

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Science For Kids: Making Science Fun for Children

From gravity to medicine, science has led to the discovery of – well, everything! OK, maybe not everything, but a whole lot more than we give it credit for. Science is based on curiosity; when children want to learn more about the world around them, it’s science that often holds the clues they need for […]

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Craft Learn Through Play: Make Your Own Plasticine Characters

Make Your Own Plasticine Characters 1. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together to form a dough. 1 cup of Flour 1/4 cup of salt 1/4 cup of water Food colouring (different colours) 1 table spoon of oil 2. Make 2 more Plasticine balls so you have one blue, one yellow and […]

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Science Learn Through Play: Make a Marshmallow Catapult

Make a Marshmallow Catapult Ready! Aim! Fire! Stick! Here’s a science learn through play activity for kids that will really stick. Get ready with ammunition like small sweets, cereal or mini marshmallows! What you will need to build your catapult: 4 big marshmallows 6 Skewers 1 thin rubber band 1 plastic or wooden spoon Sticky […]

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National Doodle Day: Doodling Benefits for Kids

Did you know that Olivier award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn pictures talking chairs when he lets his imagination wonder? Or that Grayson Perry dreams of motorbike-riding tigers? Nope, neither did we! Until, that is, this year’s sketches for National Doodle Day  were unveiled. Every year, famous sportspeople, politicians, actors and artists pause from their important work and pick […]

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