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Do you believe in play?

Would you like to buy fewer better toys and make better use of the ones you already own?

Would you like to understand how your child learns?

Are you ready for a challenge?

Starting tomorrow... we are launching a month-long series, 30 Days to Learn Through Play.

Join us each day as we look at a different aspect of child development. We hope to give you the confidence to create your own play activities. No more trawling Pinterest for inspiration. You'll be brimming with brilliant ideas of your own!

If you've got anything you'd like us to tackle in this series, we'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.

I hope you'll join us.


Here's the rest of the series:



Day 1 - Theories of Development

Day 2 - Stages of Play

Day 3 - Play is Multisensory

Day 4 - Gender-Neutral Toys

Day 5 - The Zone of Proximal Development

Day 6 - Heuristic Play

Day 7 - Spot the Difference

Day 8 - Sorting

Day 9 - Schemas

Day 10 - Ask Good Questions



October 06, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs

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Yanyan said:

love this. Will this be available as pdf to download?

Alexis Ralphs

Alexis Ralphs said:

Thank you! Yes, we’re planning to combine it all into an ebook. It started as a blog series so that we could see which posts people found most helpful. Look out for it sometime in the spring.

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