Half term is just around the corner. If you’re spending it at home, it can sometimes feel difficult to fill your days with activities that are both educational and fun. To help keep little brains ticking and engaged, we’ve put together a list of our favourite indoor and outdoor activities that will keep you and your children busy this break.
Giving little ones a fun and engaging introduction to food from a young age can spark an interest in nutrition and what we eat.
At Learning Resources we believe that learning through play is the best way to learn, and play food is a great example of this. Here are our tips to get your little ones talking about food and improving their understanding about it – all while having fun!
There’s no avoiding it, families need food. Yet, braving the supermarket with your little one is enough to strike fear into the hearts of even the most organised parents.
With this in mind, we’ve put together five top tips to navigate the supermarket aisles as easily as possible with a toddler or young child in tow.
Crowded streets, parcel deliveries, and late night shopping! The real hustle and bustle of Christmas isn’t much fun for little ones. Beyond decorating the tree, and getting them to help wrap Granny’s presents, what else can you do to keep your children entertained this Christmas?
These are our top craft picks from around the web!
You don’t need to invest in expensive equipment to start your stargazing journey. With just the naked eye Nyctophiles (fans of darkness and the night) can see several thousands of stars. Begin to spot constellations, explore the surface of the moon and talk about the universe with your little ones. We hope you enjoy our introduction to stargazing.
Give the gift of learning this Christmas with our hands-on selection of fun and educational learning toys! Each toy in our Gift Guide has been put to the test by a member of our Testing Team so you can rest assured they will last way beyond the festive season and provide hours of fun!
Code & Go™ Robot Mouse Activity Set
Playfoam Combo 8-Pack
Pretend & Play Original School Set
GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope
Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope
Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Primary Science Lab Set
Gears! Gears! Gears! Robot Factory Building Set
Design & Drill Take-Along Tool Kit
Snap-n-Learn Counting Cows
Computer coding skills are hugely in demand and children as young as five are learning to code as part of the curriculum. Thinking about your child’s future, the technology sector is booming, attracting 28bn in investment since 2011.
However, finding skilled candidates to fill jobs in the tech sector has proved difficult. High level STEM vacancies are twice as like to be left unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants with desirable skills.
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning presents and cards for your family and friends. To give you a helping hand, we’ve teamed up with RedTedArt, one of our favourite craft bloggers, to bring you some festive, printable, lacing Christmas Cards.
The cards are not only seasonal and beautifully designed, but educational too. This is a great activity for talking to very little ones about shapes as well as being a fun and creative introduction to geometry and STEM learning. They’re great for all ages and abilities – you can make the lacing as simple or as intricate as you like, depending on the age of your children.
The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day! A day to reflect upon all of the work that teachers put into educating and inspiring the young learners of today. We’ve marked the occasion by teaming up with Miss Dani Lynch to share an honest account of a day in the life of an Early Years teacher!
Name: Allan Lennon
Job Title: Product Development Executive
How did you come up with the idea for the game?
We were receiving a lot of feedback from teachers that the majority of fraction based products seemed to portray fractions in circles. The feeling was that more emphasis needed to be given to show young learners that fractions can be represented in a variety of shapes and sizes, not just pizzas and pies.