10 Ways to Learn High Frequency Words

When your child first starts learning to read, they might come home with sets of high frequency words from school. These can feel daunting at first – just what exactly should you do with these word sets? How can you help your child to learn them? and what should you do if your child is […]

Room on the Broom Playdough Activity

If your child loves this classic Julia Donaldson tale, then they’ll also love this simple Room on the Broom playdough activity. It’s a really fun way to recreate the story whilst listening to it or simply get creative whilst listening to an old familiar favourite. Why create this Room on the Broom Playdough Activity? In […]

How to make a ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ Story Basket

a website header for a blog post on how to make a we're going on a bear hunt story basket featuring a three year old girl exploring the basket

Making a We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Story Basket couldn’t be easier. All you need are some everyday resources from around your home, a few of your children’s toys and items from the craft cupboard. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is such a classic – I imagine you might just have a copy […]

Art with Toddlers: 4 Reasons to Try Process Art

art with toddler: featuring a flower painted in a vibrant purple colour

When it comes to art in the early years, I am so passionate about letting young children explore! Toddlers are little adventurers after all.  As a early childhood special educator, I know that Sarah Szuminski feels the same. That’s why I’ve invited her to write a guest blog post all about process art with toddlers.

10 tips to get your child reading

a 6 year old girl searches for books in a local bookstore

One of the biggest concerns for parents can be the semantics around learning to read: just how exactly do you encourage your child to read? I’ve got Abbie and Alice from Play Makes Sense to write a guest post all about encouraging your child to read.