Posts Tagged ‘montessori’

Sing a Song of Circles

One of our most popular pieces of equipment is the Geometric Cabinet with its beautiful mahogany finish and its six drawers containing 35 geometric insets. Read the rest of this entry »

Heffalump – are you sure that’s the right spelling?

I’m afraid that this week’s blog is going to be something of a hotch potch. I started off inspired by Shelley’s blog about poetry a couple of weeks ago. I was thinking how much I enjoyed poems with strange words in them as a child – and how I can still quote parts by heart even now. Read the rest of this entry »

World Water Day Revisited

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, this year 22nd March is World Water Day – quite appropriate at a time when drought measures are already being put in place in the South and East of the UK! Read the rest of this entry »


Despite the recent cold weather the days are starting to getting longer, so there’s no better time to get the children doing projects using a camera. Read the rest of this entry »


We are welcoming a new addition to the Artful Dodgers family – a Twitter account! Why not follow us and keep up to date with the latest special offers, new arrivals, events and important dates. Our monika is @OlisArtClub. Hope to see you there! Read the rest of this entry »

Once Upon A Time

At the moment, all thoughts are on Christmas, but in the blink of an eye it will be over and the New Year will be upon us. So what better time to talk about ‘time’ Read the rest of this entry »

Follow the yellow brick road

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Flower Festival at Houghton Towers near Blackburn. The theme was Fairy Tales and the work and creativity that had gone into preparing the 80-plus exhibits was incredible. Read the rest of this entry »

The Language of Colour

I always think of colour at this time of year – gardens are crammed with it and what sunshine we get heightens the effect. So, it’s an ideal time to use your colour tablets as a starting point for activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Water Play!

Frog PuzzleChildren and water – they really do go together, whether it’s paddling, jumping in puddles, pouring from jug to bowl or just dabbling! April is an ideal month to look at all kinds of water activities in the classroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour your classroom!

February can be one of the darkest and dreariest months! Days are still short, the weather is still cold and the only flowers cheeky enough to open their petals are snowdrops. So, there’s no better way to brighten things up than by talking about colour with your children. Read the rest of this entry »