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The importance of Imaginative play

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Imaginative play When your children run around the house pretending to be nurses, superheroes, doctors and anything in between, you are developing so many skills without even knowing it. Imaginative play is a fantastic way for your children to learn, grow, develop and is a key factor in mental growth as well.   You can tell your own story   While pretending to be a superhero your children are imagining themselves in that life and creating a new world full of opportunity and excitement. They’ll spend time thinking about what powers they may have or what there secret identity will...

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Why Choose handmade?

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Why Choose handmade? I could easily list far more than 10 reasons I probably could go on into many more! 1. Handmade is very good for the environment Handmade products are great for the environment, because most small businesses also try and buy local materials and products. At Just Jigsaws we get our prints sourced 10 minutes up the road, our boxes from Leicester, our pegs from 10 minutes down the road and our wood is sourced from Midlands merchants. Also most of handmade products do not require a large production facility, a lot of the items are made in small...

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Could puzzle play be the missing link to your learning?

Posted by ANTHONY TROWSDALE on

Could puzzle play be the missing link to your learning? Puzzles might seem old fashioned and a bit traditional but there’s a very good reason why their use has continued throughout generation after generation. Puzzles help to develop a whole range of key skills that little ones carry with them forever.  Problem Solving  While piecing puzzles together your children will have to think logically. You can’t cheat at a puzzle that’s a fact, a piece either fits or it doesn’t fit so your children need to take the time to think about where each piece has to go. Your children will...

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