An Educational Summer Wish List: Half term went so quickly partly I think because we were away at Eurocamp in France. Its reminded me that Monkey is entering into his last half term in year one. Which means before I know it his last year at infant school. Trying to get ready for the new term ahead I have written a wish list of ideas for both boys from officestationary.co.uk. Many of which are ideal for summertime educational play.
- Play Tray Cover and Stand. We are big fans of tough spots. But more recently I haven’t had the time to create small world play such as our Dinosaur Island or Going on a Bear Hunt. The play cover and stand means I can set something up when I get a spare few minutes. It can they stay a secret until we have time to play…
- Hes getting to that lovely age where role play becomes really important. Monkey loved playing shops so much. Ours is now looking a little tatty so I have my eye on a new Puppet Theatre Shop. I am really attracted by the duel use of this one as it means Monkey can use it to put on puppet shows too.
- I also need to replace our Calculator Cash Register. Its the best one I have come across as the large buttons are perfect for little hands. Its like a giant calculator which holds life sized money and notes (available separately).
- Being away in France has really given me wanderlust and its something I would like to encourage in the boys. So its about time Monkey got his own Globe. I particularly like the 2 in 1 Earth and Constellation Globe. Where we live we dont get much light pollution so it would be ideal for him to learn all about the stars we see. Plus I am sure we will be getting up to some camping this Summer too.
- While away in France Monkey spotted lots of different bugs which he was fascinated with. Including hairy caterpillars and giant flying beetles. These Bug Tongs would have been perfect for him to get a closer look. They would go perfectly with the Bugnoculars!
- When Monkey goes into year 2 he will be learning all about the solar system. In fact I full expect to have a project over the Summer to create our own. I think the Inflatable Solar System would be great fun and a good way for Monkey to learn the order, shape and size of all the different planets. Coupled with the Solar System Activity Mat he will be all set to tackle his final year at infant school…. sob.
These are just a few of the items from Office Stationary. I had no idea what a large selection of educational supplies they offer. They have given me some great ideas for kids activities over the Summer too!
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