Sneak peek of my next book! :: Play Planner

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Fill your learning with Fizz, Pop, Bang!

Something fabulous is on the way! Launching next Sunday 26th October 2014, my new ebook Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities will bring you 40 creative, hands-on projects for ages 3 to 8. It’s perfect for school, homeschool or fun weekend projects, and it comes with 20 free printables, and it will be on offer at a special launch price of just $7.99 for the first two weeks. Do check in with the Play Planner next weekend so you can see everything that’s included and download your copy. ~ Cathy

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#Argosmakeamonster Halloween competition :: Play Planner

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Halloween’s on its way and to help make it even more crafty and fun, Argos are running a competition for our UK readers to win some awesome monster toys.

How to enter the Argos Halloween competition

Entrants can either draw, dress up, bake or craft a monster and share their pics on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Argosmakeamonster. Or, you can email your entries to The scarier the better!

Monstrous prizes for the Halloween competition!

Argos are offering spooky and scary monster prizes including Monster High dolls, Moshi Monsters, and Lego too, so creative kids can build their own monsters.  There are 3 prizes in all, worth over £50 per prize. The winners can choose which prize they’d like.

The competition runs from 12th October 2014 to 10th November 2014 and is open to UK residents only.

The competition is being run by Argos Ltd and is subject to the following terms and conditions: see here for details.

Update 15th November 2014:

The competition winners are as follows:

Jenette O.

Zoe T. and

Joy D.


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How do you use your easel? :: Play Planner

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Join the chat on Instagram

Have you joined us on instagram, where we’ve been swapping ideas for snack time, kids’ art displays and small world play?

This week the Idea Swap is asking:

How do you use your easel? 

Take a photo of yours and share it on Instagram using #nurturestoreideaswap, and take a look at all the other photos to get some fab new ideas from our community.

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Join the I Am Super capes project :: Play Planner

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Share the positive power of play!

There’s an amazing project called I Am Super capes that is on a mission to deliver super hero capes to children fighting illness, difficult circumstances or dealing with a disability. They send imagination, play and encouragement to children who need a boost. I know you all understand the power of play, so will you join me to support the campaign? You can find all the details here. Thank you! ~ Cathy

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Fill your autumn with art :: Play Planner

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Join us on Instagram

We’re having a nosy around each others homes, classes and play spaces, to swap ideas and get inspiration. Come and join us!

Each week on Instagram I post a prompt, then we all join in – sharing a photo answer using the hashtag #nurturestoreideaswap. So far we’ve been sharing snack ideas, and suggestions for water play. This week’s prompt is:

How do you display your child’s art?

Take a photo, tag it with #nurturestoreideaswap and come and join in the chat with us.

You can follow me on Instagram here.

Hope to see you there! Cathy

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