Categories for imaginative play

Costume Ideas for World Book Day

Stuck for a costume idea that won’t break the bank? There are loads of book character outfits that can be put together with clothes and props you already have at home. Try our decision tree below for some inspiration. (Click to enlarge) Pyjamas   via GIPHY   A member of the Midnight Gang Pyjamas Extra…
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February 23, 2018 Tags:, , ,

Learning with HUE Animation

With an HD camera and integrated microphone, there are endless creative possibilities with the HUE Animation Studio. The studio lets children experiment with the effects they can create using a camera and video editing software. This gives them great practice using technology, and may develop an interest in filmmaking. Making stop motion films allows children to be…
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October 30, 2015 Tags:

Download the PLAY report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

The launch of the Play report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has been really well received by a cross section of experts. Championed by Baroness Benjamin who stated that ‘Childhood lasts forever’ and emphasised the need for adults to promote children’s healthy development through Play. The question now…
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October 17, 2015 Tags:,

Read about how to inspire your child's imagination through storytelling

Inspiring your Child’s Imaginations through Storytelling

If you’re looking for an app to entertain and inspire your budding artist, Petting Zoo (from Fox & Sheep) would be a fabulous choice. This is still such a novel app despite first launching 2 years ago; simple enough for children under 5 years old, with a sense of humour that adults can enjoy too. It’s no surprise…
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September 28, 2015 Tags:

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How can an App spark a Pre-schooler’s Imagination?

One of the best loved and most played with toys that we own is a toy boat my son was given for his first birthday. He’s coming up for 5 now and yet he and his little sister still play with it most nights in the bath. Like most pre-schoolers, much of their free time…
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August 26, 2015 Tags:, , , , , , , ,

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The Benefits of Art for Children

Children show their first signs of ‘art’ at around 18 months old, when they start to make scribbles and explore different materials. At around the age of 3, these drawings will begin to represent concepts, such as a circle and two lines to show a person. As children develop (both physically and cognitively) their pictures…
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August 12, 2015 Tags:, , , , , ,