I normally write for Activity Village about a group I run; however, for complicated reasons (turning up at the room we hire to find all the tables vanished - try running a craft group without tables!) I was a bit distracted and completely forgot to take
Since August 2017 we have featured a weekly guest post, sharing ways in which Activity Village resources can be used for learning at home, crafts with your own children, or group craft activities. There is lots of inspiration here!
In today's guest post, Shelly explains how she has been using our Fact Family Mats with her children to learn simple fact families up to 10 as well as look at bigger numbers, times tables, fractions and decimals.
One of the most important things with learning maths is that the kids need to practise the basic sums over and over again. And, let’s be honest, maths practice can be a bit boring - and boring often means the kids are not that keen to practise!
It definitely feels like autumn in the UK this week. Colder, wetter weather calls for cosy crafts and they don't get much cosier than weaving!
As any organiser of children’s group activities knows, the return to group after a break means two things.