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Chemicals in Home Corner?

chemicals in home corner

Chemicals in Home Corner?

Chemicals in Home Corner?Sneaky troublemakers! At Play To Learn, I’m all about making playtime both fun and safe. Need a little more encouragement to go all natural? Here are my top reasons to make the switch... Chemical Exposure: Polyester and nylon, the usual suspects in synthetic materials, are loaded with harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates. They sneakily seep into our skin, causing all sorts of health issues.  Durability & Longevity: Synthetic materials? Meh. They're like the one-hit wonders of playtime. They wear out faster than you can say "playtime's over" meaning you'll be replacing them more often than you'd like. Environmental Impact: Real...

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Small World Play

Small World Play

Small World PlayInviting children into small world play offers children the opportunity to nurture their imagination and also explore many different materials. Small world play is very important as it also builds language development, supports social interactions and supports right brain function.Here are some of my favourites and some new products that have arrived in stock recently. Felt mats set the scene for small world play so I love using any of the felt mats such as this new volcano dinosaur mat.   When choosing resources look at quality natural materials. Play is one of the most important needs a child...

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Celebrating Autumn

Celebrating Autumn

The time of year that autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Together lets celebrate Autumn by setting up an Autumn Season table.

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Sensory Play

Sensory Play

We all know the value of play and how vital it is to support sensory play.Sensory play stimulates our senses – touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. It helps children interact with and make sense of the world that surrounds them.I have come across a great local brand called Explore Nook that is absolutely brilliant. Designed by an Early Childhood educator passionate about designing natural toys that foster open-ended play opportunities for children.My favourite piece is the Water Wheel. The sensory learning experiences are endless and the learning benefits allowing children to learn about energy creation, cause and affect, gravity...

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Phthlalate Free Home & Children's Services

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Phthlalate Free Home & Children's Services

Do you know?

Most plastic toys are made in factories using chemicals such as BPA, Phthalates and PVC that has been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, development delays, and reproductive system damage. Scary... and wrong!

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