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Precious Play | Time to Play… Time to Learn…

My name is Natasha and I’m a Mum of three.  As an experienced Early Years teacher, I have managed to pick up a few tricks along the way and I aim to share my ideas with parents, teachers, nursery practitioners, child-minders and any others who have the pleasure of spending time with young children.

Find out about what ‘learning through play’ means to me here…

Find out more about me and my experiences here…

My aim is for you to find some creative play ideas to help your little ones learn in a natural, fun and discreet way. I am constantly trying to make it easier to browse the archives and find what you are looking for.  You can search by Age, Area of Learning, Skill, or use key words in the search box.

I hope you enjoy playing with us and please do contact me if there’s anything you’d like more of!

Thank you for visiting us,

Natasha, J, G and M


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  1. Hi Natasha! First of all- let me say how much I’ve loved looking at your blog… my 16 month old daughter Chessie adored the box with ribbons-genius! I’m a therapist and I live just outside Lincoln, I have a book out imminently all about how to tackle picky eating in pre-school aged children, written from a psychological/therapeutic perspective. I don’t look at nutrition, just the emotional and behavioural side of picky eating.
    My blog and Facebook page will be up and running soon, and I’m on twitter @johannacormack

    Good luck with everything!

    1. Hi Jo, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m really pleased you like it and your little one enjoyed the ribbon game! I’m moving to Lincolnshire next month (small world!). Your book sounds very interesting too. Good luck with it all and I’ll be sure to look your blog,Facebook and twitter pages when they’re up and running. 🙂

  2. My partner and I stumbled over here from a different page and thought I might as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to finding out about your web
    page yet again.

    1. Nicola, at the top of this page on the right of the screen, it says ‘FOLLOW BLOG BY EMAIL’ in capitals. If you just click follow and enter your email you will get updates every time I post. Hope that helps. I don’t have your email to email these instructions to you – sorry! Natasha 🙂

  3. Hi, I’ve just found your blog and I think it’s great! Do you have any ideas for incorporating 2d and 3d shapes into a early years role play area?

  4. Hi I like your blog full of good ideas and I ve tried some with my kids 1 yr and 2 yr old and still working I’m growing their spam but don’t give up I congratulate you for te awesome blog !!!
    I just open my Instagram account and I found you so but is asking for permission can you accept me I am lorevargasmom hopefully you can accept me to keep learning new activities ,
    Thanks !!’

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