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.

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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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10 reasons we love Spielgaben toys

I have a great set of play and learning materials to tell you about today. Have you met Spielgaben? We were sent a fantastic set of their wooden educational toys and learning materials to review and we’ve been enjoying playing with them for weeks now. So many play possibilities! Here’s what we think of them – plus details of a special Early Bird offer you can take advantage of.

Spielgaben are fantastic wooden toys and play resources. Great for creative learning, math play, construction... Read the review and grab the Early Bird offer.

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Huge bear surprises the crew on the Ecobubble photo shoot!

I thought you might like some giggles for a cold, dreary day!

The Ecobubble from Samsung allows washing at 15 degrees so uses 70% less energy than a 40 degree wash cycle. It mixes air and water to create bubbles allowing the detergent to quickly penetrate clothing. This means less energy, a smaller wash cycle and less wear-and-tear to clothing. You can find out more about the Ecobubble here.

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Win a pamper pack from The Sanctuary with AXA PPP healthcare

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Have you made some health resolutions for the start of the new year? We’ve been hunting out some different menus to add to our meal plans so we can add in more fruit and vegetables to the family’s diet, and heading out at the weekend for a long family walk to get a fresh air and fitness boost. These little changes can add up to a big difference over the course of the year – if you know the right changes to make.

Help is at hand for family fitness this month from AXA PPP healthcare, who are offering a series of live chats with their health and fitness experts, where you can ask a question for the experts to answer – and be in with the chance to win one of two pamper packs from The Sanctuary. The pamper packs are worth £75 each and all you have to do to enter to win one is ask a question, in the comments of this post, or via Facebook or Twitter – easy!

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