The Artful Year Book Review

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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

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Dear Zoo Storytelling Basket for Toddlers

Dear Zoo  storytelling basket

Make a toddler storytelling basket for the popular story Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell, for meaningful story telling and interaction through play.

Dear Zoo storytelling basket

I’m starting a new series of simple and engaging storytelling baskets for toddlers and preschoolers, which will focus on using all

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12 Creative Storytelling Activities

12 Playful Storytelling Activities for kids

Here is a collection of 12 fun and playful ways to bring stories to life with creative storytelling activities! From play dough and story sensory bins to small world play and dramatic retelling, there are lots of ideas here to choose from and keep little ones busy in playful learning.

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Library Role Play Area

Library role play for early literacy

Set up a little library role play area in your home or classroom for encouraging emergent, meaningful literacy experiences for young children.

Library role play for early literacy

Welcome to the continuing series about Exploring Reggio, being written alongside co-hosts An Everyday Story, Learn with Play at

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Panda Bear Small World Imaginative Play

Panda Bear small world play scene for kids

Make a panda bear small world play scene for imaginative play, understanding animal habitats and story telling with kids! Perfect for a knowledge and understanding set up in the classroom or a portable table top activity at home, and plenty of hours of engaged, playful fun.Panda Bear small world play scene
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