A warm welcome to silkysteps, please take a look around and discover a range of preschool play ideas for children's development and learning.

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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 and a range of UK based ideas that support preschool activities for young children. nd for adults who plan opportunities for our youngest people's play!  All the resources have been developed to use in early years settings, nursery, reception and at home in children's every day learning environments. Please browse the forum where you'll find support and creative suggestions for parent partnerships and sensory craft projects.
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Activity areas 
These are a few of the most popular sections of the site offering printables for home, pre-school practitioners and other professional early years educators.
Nursery number rhymes           
Role play playdough

Craft outlines
- line drawn templates

Road safety
 printables and activities

I.C.T preschool articles and ideas

Parent partnership

Seasonal activities 

Summer holiday activity list   

Diary dates - national campaigns 

EYFS 2014 learning areas and outcomes for registered EYs settings in England

The early years frameworks for the UK's 4 home nations

CYPW level 3 qualification unit help, guidance, links - Early Years Educator      

Buy printable downloads from the store Buy printable downloads from the store

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



Need food safety certificates for your preschool kitchen area?

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

more activity and 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

 BAECE child development guides
Visit sillybooks.net for online stories and games  Silly Books - fun online stories and games

Let me be by Peter Dixon
International perspectives on early learning
People and professional titles, roles, responsibilities, help and advice.