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Is it ever OK to use flashcards?

Is it ever OK to use flashcards?

There's more to flashcards than just joyless repetition. With a bit of imagination, they can be a great tool - and lots of fun!
July 29, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Introducing the 100 Toys Essentials

Introducing the 100 Toys Essentials

Some of the best toys in the house are not found in the toy box. Instead, try looking in the kitchen or stationery drawer.
July 19, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Understanding schema play in toddlers

Understanding schema play in toddlers

Young children who seem to enjoy certain repetitive behaviours are often exploring a schema. Schemas help children understand the basic concepts of physics that make the world work - all through play!

 

July 13, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Encourage open-ended play for creativity and focus

Encourage open-ended play for creativity and focus

The best toys ask questions rather than demand answers.
July 13, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Independent play and why it matters

Independent play and why it matters

Develop creativity, determination and a can-do attitude with this simple formula. You won't need toys, or any special equipment. And, best of all, it's great fun!
June 29, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Forest school fun in your garden with HABA tools

Forest school fun in your garden with HABA tools

HABA’s range of tough Terra Kids toys is perfect for outdoor play and forest school activities
June 25, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
An introduction to Maileg

An introduction to Maileg

Read our introductory guide to fall in love with the whimsical world of Maileg, and meet the characters who’ll become lifelong friends. 

 

June 21, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
An introduction to Moulin Roty

An introduction to Moulin Roty

Introducing the magical kingdom of Moulin Roty, where rag dolls, shadow puppets and soft toys inspire imagination and storytelling.
June 12, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
An introduction to playing with loose parts

An introduction to playing with loose parts

Discover the world of loose parts and the hours of happy open-ended play they provide for children of all ages.
June 04, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
An introduction to Grapat

An introduction to Grapat

Grapat's simple creations make them perfect for open-ended and loose-part play.
June 04, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Better than any toy

Better than any toy

Children don’t really need toys! There are plenty of everyday experiences, objects and ideas that they’ll love and benefit from better than any toy.

May 18, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
Introducing Peaceable Kingdom: Non-competitive board games

Introducing Peaceable Kingdom: Non-competitive board games

Board games without a winner sound like no fun at all. But Peaceable Kingdom have found a way for everyone to enjoy themselves - and learn something valuable in the process.
May 17, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs

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