The Happy Christmas Play Planner

A month of simple play activities

Happy Christmas from NurtureStore – and news for 2015!

Happy Christmas everyone! Thank you so much for reading and playing along with NurtureStore this year. I hope you have a wonderful week, whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice or any other variation of winter festivities.

But, wait… 2015 beckons! Want to join in with the Second Annual Simple Play Celebration? It’s back by popular demand and on 5th January we’ll be kicking off a whole month of Simple Play with a great community event.

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The Simple Play :: complex learning series is a special month of play-based learning ideas from NurtureStore. We’re going back to basics and putting play at the heart of childhood. The philosophy is to offer space, time and opportunity for simple play, to encourage our children’s creativity, enjoyment and complex learning.

Join us! Try one, a few or all of the days’ activities with us. Take a photo and share with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #simpleplay. You can find out more here.

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A free weekly play planner delivered straight to your email in box each week, with seven play-based learning ideas for the week ahead.

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Black Friday Half Price Creative Learning Resources! :: Play Planner

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve got some super Black Friday special offers for you. Three of our favourite creative learning ebook are Half Price this week.

Use the codes below and you can save yourself 50% off our baby and toddler, preschool, and rainbow fun learning resources. You can also get the Exploring Great Artists special bundle and save $5.

Each ebook is packed full of inspiring ideas for hands-on, play-based learning. They all make an excellent addition to your home or school and will fill your winter with great activities.

Half Price codes for learning resources

Here are the details of the special offers. (You’ll find a link to our regular Play Planner article at the end of this page.)

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Rainbow Fun  – half price, just $5

Rainbow Fun gives you everything you need to plan a program of art projects, science experiments, recipes, games and songs, all with a rainbow theme.

This comprehensive resource is written by MaryLea Harris and draws on her many years of experience working with children in art classrooms. MaryLea is an artist, art teacher and mother of two. She combines her formal art training with her hands-on work in schools and art camps to create a resource which is easy to do at home or in class, fun, colorful, and which offers a rich arts and science education experience. See more details about the resources here, or go ahead and buy now using code: thanksrainbow to get them for half price – just $5.

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Zero to Two: the book of play  – half price, just $4.49

Zero to Two is an e-book that brings you a wonderful, playful collection of ideas for the very littlest of learners. It’s a super resource of play-based learning, featuring ideas from 25 of my favourite kids’ writers. It’s a go-to book for baby and toddler fun. It has lots of classics, new ideas with a little twist, sensory play, imaginary play, ideas to explore art, colours, faces, shapes and more.

See more details about the book here or go ahead and buy your copy now using code thanks0to2 to get it for half price – just $4.49.

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3 to 5 pin thanks3to5Three to Five: playful preschool – half price, just $4.49

Three to Five: Playful Preschool is full of creative, hands-on learning, including math, literacy, science, art and play. It comes with ten fantastic printables including My First Journal, a city-scene for pretend play, recipe card, and math and alphabet game cards.

See more details about the book here or go ahead and buy your copy now using code thanks3to5 to get it for half price – just $4.49.

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Exploring Great Artists bundle – get all three volumes and save $5

Our Exploring Great Artists ebooks give you everything you need to create your own colorful units to study art at home or in your classroom.  Each volume features a broad range of artists, creative art techniques, and interesting ideas for materials to explore.

You can buy each volume individually, or get the whole set for a rich supply of art ideas to work on over time. We’re really pleased to be able to offer a special discount to readers who’d like to buy the full set. If you would like all three volumes you can add the special bundle to your cart and get them for $25, giving you a $5 saving.

See more details about the books here or go ahead and buy the special bundle for just $25, saving you $5.

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Buy the ebooks worldwide for instant download

Each resource is an ebook, which means you will be sent a link that allows you to download a PDF containing the ebook and all the resources. You can save it to your computer or iPad* and then either read it on screen or print some/all of the pages, as you prefer.

You can buy the ebook wherever you are in the world. You pay via PayPal, which will take care of any currency conversion for you.

The 2014 Thanksgiving discount codes are valid until 5th December 2014 only.

*You can buy the ebook now, on any device, and then download it when you are ready. Depending on the apps you have installed and your operating system, you might be able to download the ebook on your mobile device. However if you have any doubts or problems, I recommend you use a computer to download the book and then share it to your mobile devices. You will be sent download instructions when your purchase the ebook.

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Exploring Great Artists :: new download

New this week:  I just wanted to let you know that all three volumes of our Exploring Great Artists series are now available in one special-price bundle. You can download all three volumes together for the discount price of $25, which gives you a $5 saving. I’ve had such lovely feedback from readers who are using these art activities with their children, so I’m happy to offer this package which I hope will enable more of you to make use of these great resources. Click through to take a look at all the artists included in the Exploring Great Artists series here.

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SeeHearTouchTasteSmell Christmas Sensory play series :: Play Planner

Christmas sensory play activities

SeeHearTouchTasteSmell Christmas sensory play series

Want to join me for some amazing Christmas sensory play activities? I’m teaming up with Christie, Kate, Ana, Kristina and Meri to create a wonderful Christmas sensory play series, where we’ll bring you a range of activities each week that encourage children to use their senses and enjoy the festive season.

This week is all about the sense of sight, and you’ll find the link to the series below. Join us every Friday for the next five weeks and you can see all the activities, and join in!

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