Early Years, what’s the best way?

This question is probably the biggest and most debated in the world. Yet it is an important one, as the way we choose to teach our children can influence the way they develop – both emotionally and academically. That is why, if you are genuinely interested in pursuing a career within the educational sector, it is essential that you know…

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The Social Journey with Mrs Wordsmith

I love subscription boxes and you can honestly get them for almost anything nowadays. The latest one we are reviewing is for baby girl. It’s an educational box for illustrated word learning by Mrs Wordsmith. We are reviewing the younger of the two, The Social Journey for ages 2-5 years. The older box is called The Narrative Journey and that’s…

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Win a Selection of Reading and Activity Books from Oxford University Press

Would you like to win a selection of reading and activity books tailored to the correct stage for your child?  Well at the bottom of this post you can, but first here is a little bit of info about this fantastic new range from the Oxford University Press. Having spoken with parents of young children as part of extensive market…

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Knowing What to Expect On The First Day Of Preschool

The first day that your child attends preschool can be very tough on both the children and parents. It will likely be the first time that you and your child have been away from each other for a daily set period of time, and it can be just as nerve-wracking for a parent as it is for the child. However…

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Yorkshire Water: The Yorkshire Fish Pass Scheme

In my day job (when I’m not on maternity leave!) as part of my job role I’m a fishmonger. So anything to do with sustainable fishing, the environmental agency, nature and rivers I find really fascinating. In fact a few years back I studied an environmental studies course with the Open University. This was before I got into blogging. When…

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Top Books for Encouraging Discussion

*This is a guest post from Gemma over at Mummy’s Waisted on her top books for encouraging discussion in preschoolers.  We get through a lot of books in our house, with a five year old boy and two year old girl. There are some which have remained favourites for a long time though, through my son as a pre-schooler and…

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Celebrating British Science Week With The Project Mc2 Doll

Last year you may have remembered that I reviewed the Project Mc2 doll – Ember Evergreen. This year I’m happy to share with you another Project Mc2 doll – Camryn Coyle in celebrating British Science week. Plus at the end you have the chance to win her! British Science week is a ten-day celebration from the 9th -18th March of science,…

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How to introduce colour into early years teaching

The importance of colour in early years. Babies begin to learn from the second that they are born. But stimulating a child’s mind and helping them develop their awareness are crucial to ensuring that they absorb as much as possible in the early years. Where does colour come into learning and development? Infinite Playgrounds, designers and creators of playground canopies,…

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