How Movement Feeds the Brain
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
2d ago
How Movement Feeds the Brain Across the country, well-meaning grownups are trying to get children to sit still, cross their legs and listen intently to learn. However, any early years educator will tell you this is quite the challenge, why is that you may ask? Once you know the science behind it, it’s not hard to empathise with the child who is constantly rolling around the carpet or climbing the shelves indoors. Children are born with the strong biological drive to move and for very good reason, because that’s what the brain needs and children’s bodies are designed to seek out the physical ..read more
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Ask the Expert: NEW Nordic Inspired Range
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
2w ago
Ask the Expert: NEW Nordic Inspired Range Often admired for its progressive and child-centered philosophy, the Nordic approach has gained international attention for its emphasis on play, nature, and equality in early childhood education. We caught up with our Early Years Product Developer Adelle Whitfield to get the scoop on our brand-new Nordic collection. We discuss what influenced this collection and the reasons why we’re so excited to release it to our customers!   What inspired the development of the new Nordic range?   As a product development team, we are constantly res ..read more
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St David’s Day Daffodil Craft
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
3w ago
St David’s Day Daffodil Craft As St. David’s Day approaches, it’s time to embrace the spirit of spring and Welsh tradition with a delightful daffodil craft designed especially for early years. Our brand ambassador Raising Small Readers has a simple step-by-step for this lovely St David’s Day daffodil craft. Follow the steps below!   What you’ll need: Yellow card Paint sticks or paint Pencil Glue Scissors Printer Split pin   Step 1 Print the template and cut it out. A great one to use can be found here Step 2 Glue each arm down the wheel, working your way around. Then glue the ..read more
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Mothers Day Card Craft
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by Amber Vaccianna
3w ago
Mothers Day Card Craft With Mother’s Day coming up, we’ve got a lovely craft for your children to enjoy. This DIY card craft from The Creative Strawberries will allow little hands to show appreciation for the incredible mother figures in their lives through creativity. Let’s make this Mother’s Day one to remember!   What you’ll need: Coloured card Coloured paper Lollipop sticks Glue Scissors Pen Pencil Wooden hearts or cut hearts from card Step 1 Fold a piece of coloured card in half. Step 2 Cut a plant pot from a piece of brown card folded in half to create a doubled-sided pot ..read more
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St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
3w ago
St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft Get your little ones celebrating the Emerald Isle with some crafting this St Patrick’s Day! We’ve got a wonderful St Patrick’s Day handprint craft from @charlotte_and_the_boys which is ideal for little hands with big imaginations. Follow the step-by-step below to create a colourful St Patrick’s Day craft that your children will love!   What you’ll need: Paint Paintbrush White paper Card or cardboard Scissors Pencil Glue Round sponges Cotton pads   Step 1 Paint your child’s hand in the colours of their choice, for example rainbow colours.   ..read more
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Top Resources for Storytelling in Early Years
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
1M ago
Top Resources for Storytelling in Early Years Nurturing the love for storytelling in the early years lays a foundation for lifelong learning. It can become a wonderful journey of language development, creativity, and imaginative thinking. Here at Hope, we have an inspiring selection of resources designed to engage and foster a lifelong love for storytelling for your little ones. We’ve selected some of our favourite resources for storytelling, have a read below to get inspired!   Discovery Stones   These super stones have been designed by us to bring a traditional tale to life ..read more
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Christmas craft: Nativity scene
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
3M ago
Christmas Craft: Cherished Nativity Scene   Gather your little elves and embark on a special craft project that goes beyond arts and crafts. It’s about nurturing imagination, instilling the spirit of the season, and creating a cherished nativity scene that will be a source of inspiration, in any classroom or nursery for years to come.   What you’ll need: Recycled Craft Rolls Classmates festive Ribbon  Felt sheets  Classmates Ready Mixed Paint Giotto Turbo Max Colour Pens Egg Trays  Classmates Tinsel Pipe Cleaners Rhinestone Tape Classmates Peel and Stick Wiggly Ey ..read more
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Hope Christmas Gift Guide
Hope Education blog
by Amber Vaccianna
3M ago
Hope Christmas Gift Guide It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve curated a special wish list for your children featuring some of our most-loved resources. In this Christmas Gift Guide, you’ll find a collection of gifts that will bring plenty of festive delight! Discover our resources below that will make an impact long after the tinsel has been packed away. For the outdoor lovers A mud kitchen is perfect for children who love participating in messy play. Our Outdoor Wooden Mud Kitchen is suitable for all-year-round outdoor use. With 6 stainless st ..read more
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Classroom recycling ideas
Hope Education blog
by Ebony Feasey
5M ago
Classroom recycling ideas It is vital to strive toward a greener future and encourage children to think about the environment to make a positive change. Organising green projects for your class is a perfect way to educate the next generation about the importance of being more environmentally friendly. To help you with some activity inspiration, we have sourced some great classroom recycling ideas that you can implement.   Teach eco-based topics Plan time during your lessons to teach pupils eco-based topics such as biodiversity and water. Adding eco topics to your lessons can allow child ..read more
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Halloween competition: Show us your best pumpkin!
Hope Education blog
by Ebony Feasey
5M ago
Halloween Competition: Show us your best pumpkin! We are back again due to popular demand with our amazing Halloween competition. Celebrate all things spooky by having a go at carving your best, scariest-looking pumpkins for your chance to win a jam-packed Christmas crafts bundle! This fantastic prize gives you a range of products perfect for your class and children to make and decorate all things Christmas. Just imagine what your class could do with all of those craft products at your fingertips! So, why not try and carve a pumpkin with your pupils and see what ideas they can come up wi ..read more
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