Lacing Letters from Learning Resources – Review

Learning Resources have been on my radar for more years than I care to remember – pretty much since the start of my teaching career I think and we don’t need to talk about how long ago that was *ahem*.  Learning Resources products are commonplace in classrooms – providing fun, quality resources to support teaching and learning.  But, they’re not just for school!  In fact we have several of their products at home already. The most recent addition to our Learning Resources collection is a tub of Lacing Letters.  A tub of ‘sounds’ (or graphemes to give them their technical term) which can be threaded onto laces to create words.  Now this isn’t just a standard set of letters – this particular tub contains sounds from Phases Two and Three of Letters and Sounds.  (‘Phonics’ is taught in “phases” which means that sounds are taught in a specific order and the…

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Sands Alive Cake Shop – Review

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Have you come across Sands Alive yet?  It’s the most bizarre substance – super-soft, non-toxic sand which is infinitely mould-able and clears up easily . . . … View Post
Draw & Discover books – Review

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At the moment Chloe is super keen on anything to do with drawing and colouring in.  She’s suddenly discovered a real love of … View Post
Teksta Micro Pets – Review

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Fresh on my radar this week are Teksta Micro Pets . . . I’d never heard of them before we were sent them to review but … View Post
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar Review

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There is no escaping it now, Christmas is coming.  December is not far away at all and it’s most definitely time to start … View Post
PLAYMOBIL Pirates  – Review

PLAYMOBIL Pirates – Review

When Ben spotted our most recent PLAYMOBIL Pirates delivery he was pretty excited.  Pirates are just cool right?  This month we have a set … View Post
Playmags Magnetic Construction Set – Review

Playmags Magnetic Construction Set – Review

For as long as I can remember Ben has shown an interest in magnets.  If I’m honest I find them rather fascinating myself!  … View Post