Winter 'Inspiration' Digital Resource

Winter can be a challenging time of year, with shorter daylight hours and often long stretches of cold and wet weather. If you are anything like me, then you strive to spend time outdoors with your family every day, whatever the weather, but sometimes an activity idea can help to inspire and motivate you and your children to get outdoors. I'm very excited to introduce the first of my digital resources... a 22 page, full-colour, winter 'inspiration' pack, including instructions for more than 20 nature-inspired winter 'invitations to play' and activities.You can view the PDF on your phone/tablet, or print at home (in colour or b&w). The pack includes: A list of recommended books; A winter song

'Do you want to build a snowflake?' invitation (FREEBIE!)

Thank you for liking and following my Facebook page :o) We now have 200 followers! In celebration, as promised, here is a sample page from my 'Winter Inspiration Pack', released tomorrow, Monday 22nd January, in my Etsy shop...

What is an 'invitation to play'?

An 'invitation to play' is a concept derived from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The Reggio philosophy encourages children to learn through exploration, by providing materials that 'invite them to play' in a creative, non-directive way, with no criteria for success. The materials on offer are open-ended, which means that they can be used in many different ways. For example, a pebble can be enjoyed by the very youngest child for it's tactile properties, but it can also be used for sorting, counting, creating and imagining during play. The same pebble can be a cake decoration, a stepping stone for a character, or a magic bean. Through this type of play a child can d

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