Can I get your opinion on my next book? :: Play Planner

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Can I get your opinion on my next book?

I’m just putting the finishing touches to my next ebook, Super Sensory Invitations to Play, which is coming out in August. I want to make it as useful as possible, so could you spare me one minute to answer just three questions about how you and your children play? It will help me tailor the contents of the book so it’s just what you need.

It would be so helpful if you could answer the three questions in the box below (if you’re reading by email and can’t see the box, please click here and it will appear!). Your feedback is really important to me and will help shape the book. Thank you! Cathy

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The Garden Classroom - creative ways to use the garden to inspire learning

The sun has been shining here this week and flowers are popping open all over our Garden Classroom. Our tomato plants arrived in the post, and our cucumber plants have little baby cukes on them already. It’s been a good week. There are some photos over on Instagram if you’d like to see out little garden.

And if you’re planning more outdoor time over the summer months, The Garden Classroom has lots of fun ideas you can use.  Hope you have a great week with your children – Cathy
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Our sale starts on Monday! :: Play Planner

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Hello! Two quick notices before this week’s Play Planner.

#1 The Joyous June Sale starts on Monday, and for one week only you can get some of our most popular creative kids’ learning resources for half price. Zero to Two: The Book of Play, Three to Five: Playful Preschool, and Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities are all half price. Even better you can stock up on all three while the sale is on, for just $13.97 – saving yourself $14 and getting months and months worth of great resources for your children. Visit us on Monday to get all the discount codes.

#2 If you are interested in joining in with the creative Journal Jam summer workshop, today is your last chance. It starts tomorrow but if you click through now you can still sign up.

Hope you have a great week with your kids! – Cathy

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Can you make your learning more colourful? :: Play Planner

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A challenge and a heads up

I have a little challenge for you this week. Can you make your learning more colourful?

I’m finding the simple addition of colour really makes a difference to our learning. I have a very visual learner, so for her, making our spelling as colourful as possible is really helping. And my other daughter is mad for colouring in, so bringing a pot of colourful pencils into our maths lesson had her diving in enthusiastically to learn all about shapes. We’re working on the same learning objectives, but that dash of colour makes a big difference.

Want to try it this week? How could you add some colour to the play or learning you have planned for the week? Give it a try and see if makes a difference for you. And I would love to see a photograph of what you try. Come and share your idea on our Facebook page, or on Instagram, and tag me (@cathynurturestore) so I can come and say hello.

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Oh, and a quick heads up – there’s a Joyous June Sale on the way! From June 1 – 7 stop by the NurtureStore shop as some of our most popular resources will be half price!

Hope you have a great week with your kids. Don’t forget to share your colour challenge photos with me. Cathy

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