Puzzles, Playdough Mats and More

26th July 2018
This week we've flown with the Wright brothers, taken a leap into space with 2 new sets of puzzles, counted petals up to 20 and done so much more! Explore below to discover what's new on the website.
And don't forget to check out our guest posts! This week our lovely guest bloggers, Shelly and Sarah B, provide inspiration for a puzzle basket and some summer reading. And if you want more inspiration and ideas, you can now find a link to all of our guest posts on our top menu.
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What's New?
Introducing our latest set of number flash cards: use double sided as flash cards, match them, order them, play games with them ...
Our latest number flash cards
Learn about the water cycle with our new collection of colouring pages, printables and worksheets...
Learn about the water cycle
We've been adding to our space puzzles with these new "complete the space picture" set...
We've been adding to our space puzzles
... and a new batch of space grid copy puzzles
And a new batch of space grid copy puzzles
Our illuminated alphabet colouring pages and cards are now complete, with the last 6 letters added today.
Our illuminated alphabet colouring pages and cards are now complete
When Mr Wright gave his young sons Orville and Wilbur a toy helicopter to play with, little did he know that they would grow up to become inventors and pioneers of flight! 
Learning about the Wright brothers
Whatever the weather in your neck of the woods, we've got something here for you, in this new collection of fun weather worksheets...
More weather worksheets!
... or grab the playdough and have some fun with these inspiring weather playdough mats!
New weather-themed playdough mats
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our pirate tracing pages?
Have you seen our pirate tracing pages?
Over to our Guest Bloggers...
Keeping a puzzle basket ready for when the kids need a break from the outdoors or just something to do quietly on their own is a great idea. Shelly shares some of her favourite ideas for filling it up!
Guest Post - Our Puzzle Basket
Are you taking part in a Summer Reading Challenge with your local library this year? Sarah B shares some more ideas for encouraging your children to keep reading through the summer.
Guest Post - The Summer Reading Challenge
A Little Something ...
There is freedom waiting for you, 
On the breezes of the sky.
And you ask, "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly? 
E.H. (Erin Hanson)
“If I cannot fly, let me sing.” 
Stephen Sondheim
“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging."
Diane Loomans
There is freedom waiting for you - poster
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​30th July: Friendship Day (UK)

31st July: JK Rowling's Birthday

​​​​​​​August / September: Back to School

5th August: Friendship Day (US)

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

21st - 25th August: Eid al-Adha

2nd September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

9th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

September / October - Harvest Festival

4th October: World Animal Day


​​​​​​​Spring . . Summer . . Autumn . . Winter
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All the best until next time!
Lindsay Small


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