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Fine Motor Threading

I was having a wander round Home Sense today and saw this pasta on the shelf. I think this would be amazing for threading, working on fine motor control and hand/eye co-ordination. A bargain at £2.49 as well!

Exciting Journey Ahead – Our Hygge Adventure

I was very lucky recently, I mean VERY lucky, and it doesn’t happen often. I entered a competition on the Facebook Page for Hygge in the Early Years, run by the amazing Kimberly Smith, and to my utter …

Product Review: Yellow Door Traditional Tales Figures – The Little Gingerbread Man

Please enjoy the video I’ve created to review the amazing Yellow Door¬†Traditional Tales Figures of The Little Gingerbread Man. The figures can be found by clicking HERE The Story Talk Cards can be found by clicking HERE The …

What I think Cultural Capital is.

This is my view on what Cultural Capital means for early years settings. As I said, this is my view. You may have your own interpretation. Whatever your view on Cultural Capital, just remember to feed those curious …

Storytelling Den

Out for a walk in York today and went into the Museum gardens (due to go to the York Proms there next month) and whilst walking about saw this beautiful use of nature to create such a gorgeous …

A treat for the senses.

So now I’m based in York we decided to have a wander around the City centre. While we were walking through Deans Park, which is beside the Minster, I saw these beautiful raised beds. I firmly believe that …


So this week it was a lovely, if chilly, walk in my village. Lots of daffodils on display. #selfcaresunday #practitioners #relax #calming

CPD with a difference!

I’ve just been doing the housework and some CPD at the same time. Don’t be too shocked, I do do the housework sometimes! However I popped on my headphones and spent and enjoyable time listening to my very …

Number Fun February – Baking with children

A few hints and tips on incorporating maths into baking with the children. In the video I mentioned about a recipe sheet you can download for a basic chocolate cupcake, download it from here: CupCakeRecipe

Number Fun February – Number Bag

In this video I share some ideas for using a small backpack to explore number in it’s shape, sound and quantity.