The Artful Year Book Review

The Artful Year Book Review

By: Anna Ranson

Explore this wonderful new book The Artful Year by Jean Van't Hul for plenty of creative and art-filled ideas for the whole family to enjoy! I am delighted to be featuring the lovely Jean from The Artful Parent and her brand, shiny new book The Artful Year! We have already reviewed and loved her first book(Continue Reading more...)

Dear Zoo Storytelling Basket for Toddlers

Dear Zoo Storytelling Basket for Toddlers

By: Anna Ranson

Make a toddler storytelling basket for the popular story Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell, for meaningful story telling and interaction through play. I'm starting a new series of simple and engaging storytelling baskets for toddlers and preschoolers, which will focus on using all of the senses  and a range of story props to help retell and(Continue Reading more...)

Rainbow Paper Sculpture Craft

Rainbow Paper Sculpture Craft

By: Anna Ranson

Make a rainbow paper sculpture craft using strips of brightly coloured paper and glue! We set out some strips of brightly coloured paper with some pieces of card and glue sticks. They played around with the strips and we talked about how to use them to turn the paper from 2 dimensions into 3 dimensions, by(Continue Reading more...)


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