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Teach Key Numeracy Skills with Shut the Box

In recognition of children returning to the classroom this month, we are compiling a selection of blogs with downloadable educational resources for you to use with your kids at home. Our Shut the Box game is PERFECT for children in Year 1 and Year 2 - read on to see how it helps them with their maths skills.

The Important Facts That You Should Know About The Anti Screen Revolution.

What is the Anti Screen Revolution?   The Anti Screen Revolution is our campaign for more real play, and less time spent on screens. We believe that real play is packed full of benefits for childhood development and too much time spent on screens could mean your kids are missing out on these benefits.  We definitely do not think that screens are bad or that kids should never spend time on devices with a screen, such as iPads and mobile...

Objects & Story Telling

To engage your kids in reading, you could use objects to make story time more exciting! We have compiled suggestions of objects that you could use when it is time for reading.

Story Boxes

Story boxes are a fantastic way to engage your kids in reading. They are interactive, highly customisable and can be tailored to your child's age range and interests. Check out our ideas for story boxes in this blog.

Inspire a Love of Reading

Reading is an important skill which we all need to use in everyday life. It can be challenging to engage kids in reading so we have compiled some top tips to get your kids engaged in reading.

Telling the Time with the 5x table

Learning the time is an important skill and one that takes time to fully develop into a secure understanding. Knowing the 5x table is essential for developing the ability to tell the time. This post contains some tips & tricks to help your children grasp the 5x table to then apply to telling the time.

Mathematical Reasoning Activities

Reasoning is vital to develop and improve your child's understanding of mathematical concepts. This blog post outlines the importance of reasoning and provides 3 helpful resources to help you support your child in their reasoning skills.

Exploration Stations - Outdoor Play Areas

As part of our outdoor fun and games series of blogs, we have compiled some fantastic ideas for creating exploration stations for your little ones. Fun and easy activities providing the perfect opportunity for time away from the screen and family fun!

Learn with Board Games

Did you know that traditional board games have many benefits for children, both educationally and personally? Board games are widely available to be purchased OR you could design and make your own personalised versions of traditional board games! Board games are an opportunity for screen-free, family fun and have been a firm family favourite for generations. Play a board game today and see how it can double as a learning toy!