• Loose parts and open-ended resources

    27th April, 2020

    At ABC we are avid followers of The Curiosity Approach. This means typical ‘toys’ are gone and replaced by ‘loose parts’ and ‘open ended’ resources.  You may have heard these terms thrown around a lot but what are they and what do they mean? Toys We are all aware of what these…

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  • Play is the way… with you!

    6th April, 2020

    Play is the way… with you! Things are certainly far from normal at the moment; your child will be sensing this from you and is probably aware that things aren’t quite as they were.  Whether it’s because they aren’t in nursery, are missing out on their usual clubs or groups, aren’t seeing…

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  • The power of play-dough with Team ABC

    30th March, 2020

    The thought of play-dough at home may be a little daunting. But what better time to overcome the fear of mess. Life has slowed down for a while and there will be plenty of time to clear up together.   It is also a time to realise that the majority of children’s learning comes from everyday…

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  • For the love of books…

    25th March, 2020

    Story time and reading books with children is always an enjoyable experience and can benefit them in so many ways.  It can encourage listening skills, communication, speech and language, imagination, colour recognition, early letter and number recognition, introduce new vocabulary, the list could…

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