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  • Playful Learning

    17 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    While engaging in learning experiences provides great opportunities for you and your child to learn and grow together, there is nothing that fosters independence and inspires creativity within children more than a thoughtfully prepared environment. Mariah Bruehl designs a home environment that encourages creativity and learning more

  • The enchanted garden

    15 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Summer just wouldn’t be summer without the simple childhood pleasure of playing in the garden in the sunshine; happy days splashing about in the paddling pool, somersaulting on the trampoline, tootling down the path on a scooter. Claire Potter explores ten alternative, creative ideas for garden play this summer more

  • How to play

    12 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Sometimes i lounge lazily in bed, in the middle of the day, with a couple of my kids and just abandon my worldly concerns, and just play. Or I’ll sit and just watch them play, pretending they’re superheros or princesses or playing house or shooting each other with stick guns. Leo Babauta encourages adults to find a way to be more open to the world of possibilities and playfulness […] more

  • Festival review: Standon Calling

    11 Aug 2016 ~ Environment, Learning

    Standon Calling has grown from a back-garden birthday party held in 2005 to a full-blown festival that attracts ten thousand people to a field in Hertfordshire each year. […] more

  • Outdoor play

    11 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Playing games outdoors is a wonderful – and inexpensive - way for families to enjoy themselves together. Try this selection from a simple obstacle course to group skipping. […] more

  • Quality not Quantity

    9 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Whilst helping to clear up after a school jumble sale I was dismayed to see the amount of toys that were left over. A quick sweep revealed two play kitchens, a couple of Barbies and a dozen Action Men. I made a guess that no-one bought these toys because they already had at least one of them at home. Thinking of my children’s bulging toybox I could understand why. Those leftovers would, eventually, join the 44 million toys that are thrown away each year in this country. So it’s a valid question to ask: ‘Do our children have too many toys’? Kathryn Houldcroft investigates […] more

Popular Articles

  • Playful Learning

    17 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    While engaging in learning experiences provides great opportunities for you and your child to learn and grow together, there is nothing that fosters independence and inspires creativity within children more than a thoughtfully prepared environment. Mariah Bruehl designs a home environment that encourages creativity and learning more

  • The enchanted garden

    15 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Summer just wouldn’t be summer without the simple childhood pleasure of playing in the garden in the sunshine; happy days splashing about in the paddling pool, somersaulting on the trampoline, tootling down the path on a scooter. Claire Potter explores ten alternative, creative ideas for garden play this summer more

  • How to play

    12 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Sometimes i lounge lazily in bed, in the middle of the day, with a couple of my kids and just abandon my worldly concerns, and just play. Or I’ll sit and just watch them play, pretending they’re superheros or princesses or playing house or shooting each other with stick guns. Leo Babauta encourages adults to find a way to be more open to the world of possibilities and playfulness […] more

  • Festival review: Standon Calling

    11 Aug 2016 ~ Environment, Learning

    Standon Calling has grown from a back-garden birthday party held in 2005 to a full-blown festival that attracts ten thousand people to a field in Hertfordshire each year. […] more

  • Outdoor play

    11 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Playing games outdoors is a wonderful – and inexpensive - way for families to enjoy themselves together. Try this selection from a simple obstacle course to group skipping. […] more

  • Quality not Quantity

    9 Aug 2016 ~ Learning

    Whilst helping to clear up after a school jumble sale I was dismayed to see the amount of toys that were left over. A quick sweep revealed two play kitchens, a couple of Barbies and a dozen Action Men. I made a guess that no-one bought these toys because they already had at least one of them at home. Thinking of my children’s bulging toybox I could understand why. Those leftovers would, eventually, join the 44 million toys that are thrown away each year in this country. So it’s a valid question to ask: ‘Do our children have too many toys’? Kathryn Houldcroft investigates […] more

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