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Mischief Mouse's collection of craft activities for preschool and early years.
Printable resources to help support play - colouring, mark making, labelling, promoting, engaging and extending..
Magical Mammoth's recipes to play with and recipes to eat ..
Stitch Squirrel provides a little tree space for some needle and thread projects  - handmade resources to support learning and development.
Activities for math - Calculator caterpillar's activity ideas to support children's numeracy, reasoning and problem solving play.
Hope Hedgehog invites visitors to take a look through some articles of interest ...
Navigator Narwhal's outdoor - in activity ideas for preschool and early years play.

welcome to silkysteps & a range of UK based preschool activity ideas for children and adults who plan opportunities for play.  All the resources have been developed for use in early years settings, nursery, reception and in home learning environments.
browse the forum where you'll find creative suggestions for preschool parent partnerships, sensory craft projects, playdough recipes, and silkysteps own exclusive printables that can be shared & used to request!
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Please enjoy what's available and have fun with all your learning adventures :)

Activity sections
Printables & information for educational use

Number rhymes for children's early math
Buy digital downloadble resources to support mark making and creative activities in silkysteps store
printable outlines for craft, collage, markmaking
Printables to support playdough activities and early years learning through play
Find support with level 3 children and young people's workforce diploma units
EYFS 2014 - links to download guidance and framework
A collection of creative activities to explore aspects of road safety
Creative activities for parent partnerships
Collection of information, communication and technology pages to support young children's early learning
A list of craft activities and things to do for each day of the summer holiday
Plan activities on campaign and awareness dates
site wide activities listed under each of the four seasons

Buy bouncy squirrel printables
downloadable resources to save and print, activity
Bouncy squirrels

or a Pricklebur hedgehog activity
 sheets, children's role play, number work & crafts

Pricklebur hedgehog activity ideas



Book an online food safety training course and qualify at level 2

Yellow star guide Dr Hadwen Trust find information that supports children's and practitioner's understanding of how some medical institutes can avoid using animals , and the range of cruelty free alternatives that the DHT actively promotes.
Show children how animals are currently involved with testing regimes and the alternatives that are available ..
Sign up to e newsletters for your school that enable information sharing
ther links of interest:
 Cruelty free : page of website links for readers interest
 Animal friendly product sourcing - links page

Yellow star guide Handykam wildlife, bird nest cam and camera kits
Handykam produce a range of wildlife camera kits that bring an awareness of the outdoors in, for children's viewing, knowledge and understanding. A great way to interact with technology  - ICT and nature .. an affiliate link. 

Handykam camera kits - seasonal viewing for all weathers

Sillybooks.net Yellow star guide Sillybooks.net music, stories, books, puzzles, and games. A wonderful website run by wonderful people. Drop by and have a look at all the resources.

child development resources
Risk assessment guidance from HSE
People you may meet
Understanding childhood.net

I'm a child let me be by Peter Dixon
International perspectives on early learning
       © Wendy Ellyatt 2008

Let me be by Peter Dixon
International perspectives on early learning
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