See you at the Just So Festival? :: Play Planner

Fun kids activities at the Just So Festival

See you at the Just So Festival?

Have you heard of the Just So Festival? It’s an amazing, family-friendly weekend festival taking place 15/16/17 August 2014, in Cheshire, UK. It’s ‘a magical weekend of creative adventures’, and my daughter describes with high praise as ‘almost better than Christmas’!

We’ve been guests at the festival a couple of times now and are so excited to be invited back again this year. It’s a weekend full of outdoor theatrefairies, explosive art, lantern parades, clay sculpting, pillow fightingcello babies John Hegley, the Gruffalo,  tribal tournaments, flat footing, and, oh my, so much more!

Get your tickets!

You can camp for the whole weekend, or visit just for a day. There are special prices if you are local to the festival, and under 3s are free. And you can buy your tickets here. See you there? 

On with this week’s Play Planner…

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Free Reading Eggs trial :: Play Planner

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Learn to read in 4 weeks for free with Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs provides a comprehensive range of online reading lessons and eBooks that teach children aged 3-13 the literacy skills needed for lifetime reading success. They’re sponsoring this week’s Play Planner and offering you a 4 week free trial of their resources.

Full of educationally sound, fun and interactive activities, Reading Eggs focuses on the most fundamental skill needed in school: reading. Children from 3 to 7 years of age, or older children struggling with reading, will enjoy the huge variety of reading lessons, activities and games that make up the Reading Eggs programme.

Reading Eggspress continues the reading adventure for 7–13 year olds, focusing on comprehension and grammar.

Take advantage of their special, no obligation 4 week FREE trial today and see how your child’s reading improves by using Reading Eggs.

Click here for your 4 week FREE trial!

{This is a special offer for UK readers, but please do take a look if you are in the US as you can still take advantage of a free two week trial}

Kids activities all week long with NurtureStore’s Play planer 

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Post-it Note activities on the go #FullofLife

For great play ideas on the go, pop a pack of 3M Full Adhesive Notes in your bag and try these Post-it Note activities.

post it note play activities

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Animals of the night :: 7 days of creativity with the Night Zookeeper

We have been joined by the Night Zookeeper this week. He has put together a selection of ideas on how to create magical animals and share them with the world by uploading them to his wonderful online zoo.

{dedicated readers who’d like to see this week’s NurtureStore posts can find them all here}

Fantastic creative fun for kids: download the Night Zookeeper!

Good evening and welcome to my zoo. This zoo is unlike any other in the world. Here you can awaken your imagination and play under the light of stars. There are thousands of magical animals in our zoo, from Time Travelling Elephants to Spying Giraffes.

What will you create?

Young zookeepers all over the world have been creating magical animals in lots of different ways. Test your creativity by completing a different mission each day.

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Math games with 3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes

I’m working with 3M today, to showcase some of the fun you can have with their super sticky Post-it Notes. Here’s some hands-on math games you can try, exploring shape, size, patterns and scale, with some art and imaginary play thrown in for good measure too!

Great ideas for hands-on math games using Post-It notes: exploring shape, scale, patterns and size.

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