Whether you are going to a Wedding, going out for a special meal or going on holiday, having the right toys to keep the children entertained can be a real help. I have collated a list of my top 10 travel toys, which will not only hold your child's attention but also be easy to transport.
Is your child ready to start school in September? Have you heard of ‘School Readiness’ a phrase that is often referred to during the summer term. But what does it mean? Where has it come from? Hopefully I can answer some of these questions and give you a better understanding of what school readiness means, which might surprise you….
Steph, a childminder from Stone shares her thoughts on learning to write.
I am often get asked to get children writing, from their own names to more words as they progress.
However learning to write is a long process and takes time.
Easter Gift Ideas
Here are a few Easter Gift Ideas that are not associated with Chocolate. We end up with so much chocolate in our hour so I like the idea of non chocolate gifts suitable for both babies and older children.
It's half term next week with us, so thought I would collate a few ideas for actvities and things to do. I know some of you may have already had half term but hopefully you can save these ideas for the Easter Holidays which isn't far away.
Highway Rat Trail (England)
Following on from the success of the Gruffalo Trail and the Stickman Trail, the highway rat has arrived to a forest near you. Bringing the story to life with activities to do along the way. Take a walk around the woods and find 10 rat themed panels, there is an activity pack you can buy but its not essential. Click here to find your nearest trail
I have recently come across the ideas of story sacks. My son was able to bring one home from school. It is normally a large cloth bag with a chidren's story book included with supporting materials, all related to the theme of the book.
The supporting materials can include factual and reference books, toys including soft toys and games which would all be linked to the children's story book.
Here are a few suggestions of story sacks you can create yourself using some of our toys from The Wooden Play Den.