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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Last chance for half-price :: Play Planner

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Last chance for half-price

Today’s your last change to get Zero to Two: The Book of Play and Three to Five: Playful Preschool for half-price using codes 0to2 and 3to5. Both ebooks are packed full of play-based, creative learning activities and come with a great range of printables. Buy them today using the codes and they are just $4.49 each!

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Zero to Two: The Book of Play is full of lovely, sensory, play-based ideas for our youngest learners. It comes with a set of printable puppets and stroller cards, and is just right for babies and toddlers. See more details of the book here, buy it now, and use code 0to2 to get it for just $4.49.

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Three to Five: Playful Preschool is packed with hands-on, creative ideas, 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 of the book here,buy it now, and use code 3to5 to get it for just $4.49.

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Stock up on ideas with a half-price sale!

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Stock up on ideas with our half-price sale!

For one week only you can use codes 3to5 and 0to2 to get 50% off two of our most popular ebooks. They’re just $4.49 each this week – and bursting with ideas, activities and printables!

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Zero to Two: The Book of Play is full of lovely, sensory, play-based ideas for our youngest learners. It comes with a set of printable puppets and stroller cards, and is just right for babies and toddlers. See more details of the book here, buy it now, and use code 0to2 to get it for just $4.49.

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Three to Five: Playful Preschool is packed with hands-on, creative ideas, 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 of the book here, buy it now, and use code 3to5 to get it for just $4.49.

This offer is only available until Sunday 14th September 2014, so please do make use of the discount codes now to grab yourself a bargain.

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

Both are ebooks, 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 on screen or print some/all of the pages, as you prefer.

*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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Just So festival fabulous :: Play Planner

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Tales from the Just So Festival

We were very lucky to be invited back as guests to the Just So Festival this summer. If you’ve never heard of this festival before you are in for as treat as, whether you can attend in person or you’re following their Facebook page and newsletter, (which is worth signing up for to get their regular updates of creative inspiration from around the web),  they are bursting with magical ideas for engaging families with the arts.

The festival has lots of different areas spread over open lawns, woodlands and by the lakeside and has a packed programme of drop-in activities, workshops, theatre, circus, storytelling, art, dancing, singing and so much more. Our favourites this year were the lantern parade, shadow show, clay babies, campfire bands, and meeting real, live mermaids!

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Get tickets for 2015

The festival takes place in August in Cheshire, UK and tickets are on sale for the 2015 festival already. Early birds tickets are available, and you can go for the whole weekend or just one of the days. Head here for more info and to check out the amazing photos of this year’s festival.

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New look NurtureStore :: Play Planner

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

NurtureStore has a new look!

If you’re reading this by email click though and take a look at the new-look site. Hope you like it!

Michelle from Mollymoo Crafts has helped make it look all new and fancy. And I’ve been busy behind the scenes, organising the archive of over 1000 activity ideas to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Did you know you can…?

1. Use the menu bar across the top to search by topic or theme

2. Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to find ideas for each age group

3. Use our about page to see our key activities for math, literacy and language, art, sensory play and our simple play series.

4. You can also find our ebooks and freebies in the shop.

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