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Invitations to Play Curriculum

Project Based Learning and Play for 2-7 Year Olds

This curriculum is my way of sharing with you the types of gently led activities that filled our days during my daughter's early years. Projects rich in quality books, a few choice play and learning materials, and plenty of simple, fun, low cost, low waste, open-ended and child-led activities. 

Are you looking for a curriculum that is gently led and flexible?

This curriculum is gently led. This means that I have carefully curated a bank of activity suggestions in which your child is invited to contribute to the preparations as well as the process, with very few requiring any expectation of an end product or goal.


This curriculum is flexible. This means that the activity suggestions I have included can often be simplified for the very young, or for those who need extra support. Extension ideas are included too. For this reason, I have suggested a guide range of 2-7 years, but I know that some families are using it with older children.

This is not an 'open and go' curriculum. You will need to plan ahead a lttle, by gathering and preparing resources. If you are home educating a child age 5 years or above, you may wish to source additional support for mathematics and language learning.

I am often asked, 'How did you introduce Project Based Learning with your daughter?' This is how. 

Who is this curriculum for?

This curriculum is for parents and carers, Early Years teachers, childcare professionals and home educating families. If you live or work with children from around 2-7 years, then this curriculum is for you.

Who is this course for?

Why should you pick my curriculum?

I am an Early Years specialist, with a passion for play. I’ve worked with children in a play capacity for over 20 years, first as an Early Years teacher and now as a childminder. I am also a mother and home educator. All of the activities shared within my guides have been trialled in the classroom, or with my daughter and mindees.

My overarching business ethos is to support families with activities that are simple, fun, low cost, low waste, open-ended and child led. At this stage, you can purchase just the one theme, so it is affordable to try it out to see if it is the right fit for your family.

Why should you tak this course wit me?
How will the course work?

How does the curriculum work?

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Each theme will be available to purchase in advance, so that you have time to gather books and resources, and to make your rough plan.


Included in each guide is a recommended reading list, a list of related play and learning materials, and a bank of ideas for gently led activities with your children, as well as some invitations to play.

The guides can be worked through at your own pace, and in any order, although I do include a suggested week-by-week plan. There are enough adult-led activity ideas for you to complete one per week day over four weeks, with invitations to play to offer alongside.

The eleventh theme, Summer, is available to purchase now.

The next theme, Science, will be available to purchase from Saturday 24th August 2024

Course Overview

Releasing one theme per month has proven to be too ambitious for me this academic year. I can only share with you my overall plan, and hope to release each theme as and when I am able to. I will try to update this overview regularly.

Cycle One (2023-24)

September - Five Senses

October - Autumn

November - Light

December - Advent

January - Winter

February - Feelings

March - Homes (postponed)

April - Spring (original version still available - will update in 2025)

May - The Farm (postponed)

June - Butterflies (postponed)

July - Summer

August - Sunflowers (postponed)

Cycle Two (2024-25)

September - Science (in progress)

October - Woodlands

November - Food (in progress)

December - TBC

January - Arctic & Antarctic

February - Colour

March - Maths

April - Art

May - Weather

June - Gardens

July - Bees

August - Water

Curriculum overview

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