We’re all Wonders

I don’t know if you have heard of this book, ‘We’re all wonders’ by R J Palacio.    Continue reading

Squash and a Squeeze

The weather might have turned a little bit chilly, (you have to admit it helps us feel a little more festive), but Play Plus has welcomed parents/carers and children in from the cold.  Continue reading

Dig Dig Digging

Dig Dig Digging, is a great book. Explaining all about different vehicles and the job that they do in a lovely rhythmical way. There is the same phrase at the end of each page and it's great to get the children shouting it out if they can.  Continue reading

The Hungry Caterpillar

This is the first blog since the holidays. It feels like such a long time since I've posted here! Continue reading

6 Weeks of Tuff Trays

Well, the six weeks' holiday are upon us! For some it's a time of dread and for some a time of joy and not having to do the school run every day. But for everyone it is a time where you have to think of more activities to do. On our last Play Plus of the year someone inspired me to write this blog post as they realised that tuff trays are something that you can do at home and not just only at children's centres and nurseries. So, I have compiled 6 tuff trays that would be easy to recreate at home – that's one a week for the holidays and one less activity to think about. Continue reading

Robot Rumpus

You know you have the best job in the world, when you get to read the books you love. And this weeks one is no exception! 'Robot Rumpus' by Sean Taylor, is a great book, and 7 robots that are left to babysit and the inevitable chaos that ensues!  Continue reading

Errol's Garden

We had a gardening theme today, so it felt very summery. The sun definitely made us all feel so much happier. Our gardening theme was inspired by a new book that came out in May called 'Errol's Garden'. Its such a lovely book with beautiful pictures. Errol loves growing things, but runs out of space in his flat and one day comes across something that might solve his problem, but I won't give the ending away.  Continue reading

Sharing a shell

The sun was out so we celebrated by having a bit of a beach/rock pool theme today. We even had the sound track to Moana playing to really get that sun, sea and sand feel going!  Our story was 'Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson (I promise we do read other authors).  The images in this book make you feel relaxed just by looking at them and you can imagine dipping your toes in a deliciously cool rock pool especially on a day like today! Continue reading

The Gruffalo

We seem to be doing a bit of a Julia Donaldson binge at Play Plus and it is not something I am ashamed of. Her books are amazing and allow for so much creativity and imaginary play. You get sent into a world where animals talk and where incredible creatures like the Gruffalo appear from no where and seem normal next to a fox, snake and owl!!  Continue reading

10 Little Friends

We looked at the whole topic of friendship today. We read a great little book called '10 Little Friends'. This is a great book for counting and we said 'hello' to everyone who arrived in the book, which the children enjoyed!  Continue reading