Not Just Girls Toys

But Toys, Games and Robotics for Everyone from Babies to Adults

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Toys For All The Family

Toys for Everyone At Not Just Girls Toys

Toys For Boys and Girls of All Ages

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Playing with toys in the early stages of  their development is very important. It is how babies and young children learn whether it’s cuddling soft toys for comfort and learning to share or using toy phones, building bricks and simple puzzles finding their creative side. It also helps with the development of the brain by learning shapes, colours, vocabulary and hand and eye co-ordination.
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Is Play Important in the Early Years

Playing Video Games Can Be Good For Your Child

As parents and teachers everyone worries about the negative effect that playing video games can have on children and adults. We are led to believe that sitting playing these games can be damaging and also lead to the loss of social skills. Although playing these games for long periods of time are not good for anyone but playing them for shorter periods can, in fact, have the opposite effect. Whilst researching for this article the consensus of opinion is that an hour a day is about the right amount a time for a young child.  appropriate. 

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Playing Video Games Can Be Good For Your Child

Schooling At Home

With the current situation of Lockdown and the closure of schools brings parents the problem of how to help their children with Home Schooling.

From the 11th January 2021 the BBC are showing special educational programmes on BBC 2 and also on Ceebebies. The BBC have announced the following:-

  • The CBBC channel will have a three-hour block of primary school programmes from 9am. This will include programmes from BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch
  • BBC Two will run at least two hours worth of educational programming for secondary students every weekday, which will include adaptations of Shakespeare plays as well as science and history programmes

I addition to that there is a vast amount of information to help every age on the BBC’s Bitesize Page. Please click here to be taken directly to their Bitesize Page

There are other ideas that can help with Home Schooling such as Flash Cards, Multiplication Tables, Progress Charts and lots of arts and crafts to help with creative time. If you click the button below it will take you to some ideas that you may like to try

The Importance of Play

Should Children Be Encouraged to Role Play With Toys

Some children just love to copy their parents as they go about their daily lives whether that is doing household chores, gardening, motoring and even DIY.
We can’t stop children doing this, nor should we, but is it good for them to actively encourage them to role play with toys?  What benefit do they get from this type of play whether learning to cook or make coffee, go shopping or drive a car? Children learn by copying and by exploring the unknown world and all that it contains.
Some children just love to copy their parents as they go about their daily lives whether that is doing household chores, gardening, motoring and even DIY.

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