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An Interactive Palette Play Station

11 March 2017
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Palettes = Play. Hooray!

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The Biggest Splash

23 July 2014
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With the summer holidays here, the sun shining over Scotland and the Commonwealth Games starting this week, I thought it might be fun to share some water games and activities devised by Early Years Practitioners on a course a couple of months ago. After all there nothing like developing a few fringe sporting activities to […]

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The “Sensori” Water Station

21 June 2014
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Children love water play. Recently I attended a wonderful presentation and workshop by the legendary Tom “Sensori” Bedard who is currently touring the UK and Netherlands. He writes the blog Sand and Water Tables. It’s very niche and all about engaging children through well-thought out apparatus and creations at the sand and water trays. I’ve […]

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10+ Outdoor Ideas for Rainy Days

1 February 2014
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It’s been a very wet winter this year. Rather than stay inside and suffer cabin fever, there is lots of fun to be had, donning the boots, waterproof clothes and heading out into the rain.  Below is a collection of the blog posts and other ideas for rainy day activities.

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Skitch Those Water Wall Designs

28 June 2013
Funky Water Wall

There’s no point in having an iPad it you don’t use it.

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Rainy Day Rubbings – Exploring Pattern Outside

23 April 2013
Plant Rubbings

When investigating patterns outside, there are many ways of doing this. On rainy days it could be…..

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10 Ideas if You Can’t Leave Resources Outside

16 March 2013

Creative, solution-focused thinking for when it comes to outdoor play provision.

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10 Puddle Play Investigations

23 February 2013
Puddle Play

10 ideas for science outdoors investigating puddles.

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Water Play with a Tarp

10 November 2012
Water Tarp Play

Tarps and water are the perfect combination for play!

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Axioms of Sensorimotor Play

8 September 2012
Sensorimotor Play

“Children need to transport whatever is in the table out of the table.”

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Outdoor Play with Bread Crates

5 September 2012
Bread Crates

Bread crates have to be one of the toughest and most versatile resources around.

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Transparent Tarp

8 February 2012
Transparent Tarp

Tarps outdoors are a wonderful play and learning resource.

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A Portable Water Wall

16 October 2011
Portable Water Wall

Portable water walls which children could create themselves.

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Water play with blue tarp and tyres

8 October 2011
Water Play

The perfect combination for interesting play.

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The mystery tubes

20 April 2011
Mystery Tubes

An interesting play resource with multiple uses.

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Messy Maths Outdoors

19 March 2011
Messy Maths Outdoors

Making learning maths outdoors fun!

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Guttering in Pre-school

2 March 2011
Guttering in Pre-School

Guttering seems to aid natural cooperation.

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Guess what’s attached to this fence

20 June 2010
Purple Tubes

Look at these purple tubes. Anyone have any idea what their original purpose was?

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