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Do Your Children Play Enough Outdoors?

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  Do your children spend more time indoors compared to when you were little? Do you find all of the health and safety worries have played a part in your keeping your child indoors more? Perhaps there is a lack of play spaces and child friendly areas in your community? You may be one of the families that have enough time outdoors. Whether your children spend their time inside or out The Guardian want to hear from you.  Play England have launched a campaign designed to inspire mums and dads to encourage their children to get outdoors. Cath Prisk, the...

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Support Learning Through Play with My 1st JCB

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  Children in Nottingham are falling behind the expected level of development according to a report in This is Nottingham. The Department for Education released its yearly figures that showed the national average that five year olds reach the desired level of learning across all levels stands at 64%. In Nottingham only 58% reach the level that they are expected to be at, meaning two in five children are failing to hit their targets. Children were given tests during Summer 2011 in areas including communication, language and literacy, understanding and worldly knowledge, physical development, and emotional and social development.  The...

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Let’s Pretend – The benefits of Role Playing

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  Role playing different characters is a lot of fun. Children love to pretend they are superheroes, mums and dads or people they see in the community or on television. Role playing allows your child to use their imagination and enter a place where they are able to do anything they wish in a safe and playful environment. Role play is more than just fun; it’s also an excellent form of learning and child development. While role playing your child is: Learning life skills from grown ups Building social skills Working on their language skills Growing leadership skills Solving problems...

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Puzzles are Great for Young Minds

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  Puzzles have been found in the toy boxes of small children for many years.  They are an alternative to loud boisterous play and give you the ideal opportunity to sit down together and relax, have fun and learn at the same time. Adults and children love puzzles but what makes them so great? Even the simplest puzzles help your child to work on their logical thinking. They are faced with challenges that will make them think. How can the whole picture be completed? Why doesn't one part fit in any other areas of the puzzle? The thought processes require concentration and...

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New My 1st JCB Toys in Store Now!

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  We have added some brand new My 1st JCB toys to our Golden Bear Toys online store.  If you’re looking for some birthday or Christmas gift ideas why not take a minute and see what’s new. On Site Playsets and Vehicles Included in the on site collection are two fantastic playsets, Charlie Crane playset and the Rock Loader Playset. Both of these sets come with some lots of extras that allow your children to have some great construction fun. Both of the playsets are suitable for children over 12 months and are built to be played with again and...

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