How Play Can Help To Reduce The ‘Covid-19 Learning Slump’ In Younger Children

How Play Can Help To Reduce The ‘Covid-19 Learning Slump’ In Younger Children

The covid-19 pandemic has affected both children and adults of all ages and across various socio-economic backgrounds, in a number of different ways. For children and teenagers, it has had a massive impact on education, learning and socialising.
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National Children's Gardening Week

Going Green For National Children's Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening Week is an annual event designed to promote a celebration of nature, plants, and sustainability.

The week consists of a range of activities which help to connect young children with nature and provides an opportunity to talk to them about edible produce, flowers and garden arrangements, compost, recycling and how plants and trees provide the raw materials for so many of the things which we all see and use in everyday life.

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Tech Toys Vs Traditional Toys

Tech Toys Vs Traditional Toys

Today, toy manufacturing is a multi-billion-pound industry, offering a vast selection of different types of toys.

Although there are many different types of toys – these can be loosely categorised into two types – traditional toys and tech toys.

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Encouraging Numeracy Skills Through Play

Encouraging Numeracy Skills Through Play

Numeracy skills are a vital life skill which allow us to carry out a number of everyday tasks during our lives, the foundation of numeracy skills is rooted in childhood. The first few years of any child’s life mark a period of rapid learning; by helping your child to develop numeracy skills from an early age, you will better prepare them for the future by supporting the development of mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills.
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How Many Toys Does A Child Really Need?

How Many Toys Does A Child Really Need?

Having children transforms the lives of the parents or caregivers in so many ways. Although many of us vow that the living areas within our homes will not be taken over by the toy collection and transformed into difficult to navigate spaces filled with twinkling plastic; this is often easier said than done.
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Top Tips On How To Engage Your Child In Creative & Imaginative Play

Top Tips On How To Engage Your Child In Creative & Imaginative Play

Creative play, also known as pretend or imaginative play provides children with a form of escapism and an opportunity to express themselves freely. This type of play takes numerous forms and can be based on complete fantasy - a fairy tale kingdom, or inspired by a real-life scenes and events, such as at the restaurant, the police station, playing families at home etc. – the possibilities are endless.
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Things Parents Should Consider When Choosing A Toy

Things Parents Should Consider When Choosing A Toy

Choosing good quality toys to set up your child for playtime can be a difficult decision for any conscientious parent. We are presented with a somewhat overwhelming choice when toy shopping, making it sometimes tricky to see beyond the attractive packaging, prime shelf position and in some cases, pester power from our children!
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fairy tale toys

Fairy Tale Toys

Traditionally, fairy tales, also described as wonder tales, were spoken rather than written down, this oral tradition was eventually transformed into the written page. Fairy tale books remain universally popular and are now well supported by toys which encourage hours of creative and imaginative play whereby the child enjoys pretending to be part of a magical landscape.
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Stacking Toys and Your Child's Balance

Stacking Toys and Your Child's Balance

Stacking toys are any type of toy which involves mounting one piece on top of the other, popular examples include ABC Wooden Blocks and Stacking Rings. Children can build and stack blocks independently, helping them to develop a wide range of skills as well as helping to keep them busy.
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3 Ways To Build A Strong Bond With Your Child

3 Ways To Build A Strong Bond With Your Child

There's no one way to build a healthy connection with your child. The Encyclopedia of Children’s Health explains how the characteristics of the parents and even the child can affect the quality of the relationship. Of course, not all children will have similar personalities to their parents — and that's completely okay.
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best puzzle toys for toddlers

The Best Educational & Puzzle Toys for Toddlers

All young children, including toddlers, can benefit considerably from the rewards of puzzle solving - there are numerous reasons why puzzles are good for children.
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benefits of traditional toys

The Benefits of Traditional Toys

A traditional toy is typically thought of as non-electronic, made from materials such as wood or other types of natural fibres, and often handmade. Examples of popular types of traditional style toys include dolls houses, play kitchens or work-stations shops, garages, cars, trains, shopping carts and more.
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