Commotion A2 Cover Tray for Light Panel£39.99
Large clear shallow thermoplastic cover designed to fit over our A2 Light Panel 73048, providing an illuminated container for a range of art, craft, messy play, sensory or exploration activities. A2 Cover Tray for Light Panel can be used alone or with the A2 Light Panel that is sold separately. Supports the following areas of learning: • Understanding the World - light & colour• Understanding the World - exploration• Understanding the World - observation• Expressive Arts & Design - art• Personal Development - collaborative play• Enabling Environment - practical resources A2 Cover Tray for Light Panel specification:Size: 670 x 490 x 53mm. Internal depth 44mm.
Commotion Sand Timer Colour Bright Black - 30 Minutes£8.99
Our new range of excellent value robust sand timers offer the same traditional visual demonstration of the passing of time, but with a new rounded design including a shatterproof plastic barrier to protect the sleek modernised glass bulb inside. Easy to understand for young children, ideal for use in timed games or activities and for timing experiments in maths or science. Colour coded to match the other sand timers in our TickiT range, with clearly marked times on the end caps. Includes information sheet. Supports the following areas of learning: • Maths - time• Understanding the World - observation• Communication & Language - reasoning• Enabling Environment - practical resources Sand Timer Colour Bright Black - 30 Minutes SpecificationSize: 150 x 72mm dia. Single sand timer.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion A2 Light Panel - Tickit£109.99
The A2 Light Panel LED are an essential and versatile cross-curricular resource. With a new anti-trip magnetic connector and 3 light level settings they provide a cool, clean, bright illuminated background and are ideal for the investigation of light, colour and shape, or focused group work in a wide range of subjects. Slimline and with rounded edges, the panels are tough, portable and easy to wipe clean. Simple operation with a lock function to prevent them being turned off unintentionally. All TickiT Light Panels have an A+ energy rating and include a universal power adaptor (UK/ EU/ US/ AU compatible) with low voltage mains power supply, instructions for use and a TickiT Light Panel Guide. Digital versions of our light panel guide are available as follows: English Italian French Spanish German Swedish Polish Supports the following areas of learning: • Personal Development - sensory• Personal Development - collaborative play• Understanding the World - light• Understanding the World - observation A2 Light Panel Specification:Size: 635 x 460 x 8mm. Illuminated area: 585 x 410mm. Weight 3Kg.Age: Suitable for use with children under adult supervision.
Commotion Wash Hands Mirror for Kids£5.99
Washing your hands is the most effective way of preventing the spread of germs and infections in an early years setting. This wall mirror is designed to be positioned at child height above the wash hand basin and provides a great way of reinforcing the important hand washing message. The mirrors are made from safe acrylic plastic. Supports the following areas of learning: • Understanding the World - observation• Understanding the World - anatomy & health• Personal Development - PSHESpecificationSize: 200mm dia.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion How I Feel Today Mirror£5.99
Laser cut into the mirror surface is a message so that the user is prompted to consider a thought. The How I Feel Today message can be used to prompt a conversation, to discuss feelings or to encourage a positive self-image. Provided with double-sided sticky pads for easy fixing to a wall. Supports the following areas of learning: • Understanding the World - observation• Personal Development - self-awareness• Personal Development - PSHE• Communication & Language - talking & listening Education Resources Awards 2009 - FINALISTSpecificationSize: 200mm dia.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion Rainbow Wooden Nuts & Bolts£24.99
Beautiful solid beechwood nuts and bolts in seven different shapes and in the seven colours of the rainbow. Each nut has a corresponding matching bolt for pairing by colour and shape, and each shape has a different number of edges, increasing from 1 to 8. The chunky pieces are the ideal size for young children to manipulate and come in a natural finish to show the grain of the wood. Perfect for learning about colour and shape, for supporting counting and early numeracy, as well as improving manual dexterity and fine motor strength. Includes cotton bag. Supports the following areas of learning: • Physical Development - motor skills• Understanding the World - colour• Maths - shape & space• Communication & Language - descriptive language Rainbow Wooden Nuts & Bolts SpecificationSize: 65mm. Pk21.Age: Suitable from 12 months.
Commotion Wooden Lacing Shapes - Pack of 4£19.99
Four wooden blocks with holes and laces with wooden threader, ideal for developing manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Includes cylinder, cube, triangular prism and octagonal prism. Supports the following areas of learning: • Physical Development - motor skills• Physical Development - hand-eye coordination Wooden Lacing Shapes - Pack of 4 Specification:Size: 60 x 65mm. Pk4.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion Understanding Feelings Pack£26.00
The Understanding Feelings set has been designed to help children to learn about a range of feelings and to enable them to communicate more effectively with others. Using the components of the set children will be able to discuss, observe and better understand how they and others feel. Included in the set are 13 acetate faces all with different feeling expressions. These can be handled by the children - placed on a table, window or light panel. An A3 poster of these expressions includes a key to what they show. Also included are 3 blank white face-shaped boards for use with dry-wipe markers, 3 blank acetate faces and 3 face-shaped mirrors to observe self-expression. The set comes complete with a teacher’s guide with suggested activities and questions to pose. Supports the following areas of learning: • Understanding the World - observation• Personal Development - self-awareness• Personal Development - PSHE• Communication & Language - talking & listening• Personal Development - collaborative play 2016 PPS Silver Award Winner(Teacher Resources, Equipment & Tools category) What the PPS Award testers said: "We used the pack when discussing the transition to school and how new things were making the children feel. They took it in turns to say what makes them happy and used the blank ones to draw faces of themselves and how they look when happy or sad. The pack is easy to use and has good instructions." SpecificationSize of faces: 210 x 185mm. 13 expression faces, 3 mirror faces, 3 white dry-wipe faces, 3 clear acetate faces, teachers' guide and A3 poster.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion Wooden Fruit & Vegetable Match Pack of 28£19.99
14 pairs of smooth and tactile beech plywood square tiles, each colour printed on one side with beautiful clear photographic images of real fruit and vegetables. The chunky tiles are easy for small hands to grip, rotate and turn over. This versatile set provides endless opportunities for exploring the colourful world of fruit and vegetables and can be used in a number of ways: 1. As a matching game - turn all the tiles face up and match the whole fruit/vegetable with its corresponding slice image.2. As a memory game - turn all the tiles face down and try to remember where the matching fruit or vegetable pairs are located.3. For sorting into food groups - by colour, variety (fruit or vegetable), seeds / no seeds, texture, sweet/sour/savoury flavour or grouped in fruit or vegetable size order. Ideal for promoting discussions about healthy eating, how fruit and vegetables are grown and which climate they are best grown in, which are favourites and which ones haven't been tried yet. Children will enjoy playing whilst developing several aspects of learning, including descriptive language, mathematical language, collaborative play, fine motor skills, imaginative play and understanding the world. Includes colour identification guide in 7 languages. Supports the following areas of learning: • Personal Development - collaborative play• Physical Development - motor skills• Communication & Language - descriptive language• Communication & Language - reasoning• Understanding the World - the world• Maths - sorting 2019 Nursery World Awards(Bronze - Understanding the World category) What the NW Award testers said: Testers commented that they were versatile and could be used with different age groups. Two-year-olds pointed out their favourite fruits and vegetables but were not able to match the cut version to the whole version of the fruit. Children aged 30 months and over understood that when fruits are cut they look different. Other testers commented on how children enjoyed arranging and sorting them, using them for memory or matching games, and for learning about the colourful world of healthy eating. 2019 Teach Early Years Awards(3* Winner - Happy & healthy category) What the TEY Award testers said: This game features great tactile pieces and provides lots of other learning opportunities. Wooden Fruit & Vegetable Match Pack of 28 SpecificationSize: 70 x 70 x 10mm. Pk28.Age: Suitable from 12 months.
Commotion Wooden Sorting Fruit & Vegetable Crates£49.99
5 stackable wooden crates filled with 20 individual wooden fruit and vegetable pieces, all brightly colour coded to match their crate and with hand-painted details. Each crate contains 2 pieces of fruit and 2 vegetables with threading holes and the set includes 2 laces with wooden threaders and stops. An ideal resource for imaginative play or role-play, to learn about healthy eating, to improve coordination and motor skills, or can be used to develop sorting, shape recognition and matching skills. Supports the following areas of learning: • Expressive Arts & Design - imaginative play• Personal Development - collaborative play• Maths - counting & sorting• Understanding the World - colour• Communication & Language - talking & listening Wooden Sorting Fruit & Vegetable Crates SpecificationOverall size of stack: 500 x 150 x 74mm. Each crate: 100 x 150 x 74mm. Size of watermelon: 100mm. Length of thread: approx. 900mm. Pk27.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion Sand Timers Colour Bright Pack (1, 3, 5 Minute)£25.00 £26.99
Our range of excellent value robust sand timers offer the same traditional visual demonstration of the passing of time, but with a new rounded design including a shatterproof plastic barrier to protect the sleek modernised glass bulb inside. Easy to understand for young children, ideal for use in timed games or activities and for timing experiments in maths or science. Colour coded to match the other sand timers in our TickiT range, with clearly marked times on the end caps. Includes information sheet. Supports the following areas of learning: • Maths - time• Understanding the World - observation• Communication & Language - reasoning• Enabling Environment - practical resources SpecificationSize: 150 x 72mm dia. Pk3.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Commotion Shape Bean Bags Set of 12£19.00
The shape bean bags reinforce an understanding of shape through symbols, words and the shapes of the bean bags themselves. 4 shapes, 4 colours. Supports the following areas of learning: • Maths - shape & space• Physical Development - motor skills• Physical Development - hand-eye coordination• Understanding the World - colour Shape Bean Bags Set of 12. Specification Size: 130mm approx. Pack of 12.Age: Suitable from 3 years.
Daily Mind Wooden Doll House - Six Family Members£10.00
The Wooden Dolls for Doll House are created to help children with their own developmental stages through play. They are not just toys, they are tools for helping children develop the skills they need to communicate, learn and make friends. They are a great way to foster creativity, imagination, and social skills through play. Mini dolls are a great way to introduce kids to the ideas of the family values and this mindful toy offer the possibility to use it as role play to explain family situations. as each doll represents a family member. The Wooden Doll for Doll House is made of quality, environmentally friendly wood, and they're safe for children's play. They're light and easy to hold, making them a perfect toy for children of all ages. Children will learn about caring for others through their interactions with the Wooden Doll House. The Wooden Doll - Family Member could be as well a perfect gift for children in the autistic spectrum, any children (and adults!) can enjoy playing with wooden dolls. The dolls are designed to be a secure but playful environment that allows children with autism or other communication challenges to explore their world. The family members are ready to live in the doll house or just be part of your family, playroom and play on the floor and let creativity run wild. A set of six small Wooden Dolls will include the following: 1) Dad 2) Mum 3) Grandad l4) Grandmother 5) Girl 6) Boy. Material is made of wood. Dimensions are: 12 x5 cm
The School of Life Digital Connections£12.00
Foster Closeness at a DistanceConnecting with someone is not a question of being in the same space as them; it depends on sharing the right parts of each others imaginations and deeper selves. The best kinds of conversations can make people on opposite sides of the world feel closer than ever before. Digital Connections contains exercises, questions and prompts designed to coax people into the richest sorts of interactions. The tone is a mixture of humorous, kind, vulnerable and touching. These cards can help us to communicate online at the authentic and emotional level we long for and deserve.Example Cards: 'Don't feel a constant pressure to talk. Take 80 seconds (you can time it on a phone) to be together in silence. It can feel awkward at first, then unexpectedly close and warm. You can look at each other or gaze around, as though being just yourselves is now completely enough.' 'On a sheet of paper, write down the following: 1) something you regret 2) Something you want to forgive 3) Something you long to share 4) An area you want to improve in. Show each other your pieces of paper and discuss.' 'Draw how you're currently feeling in an abstract way - it might be a jagged squiggle, some carefully hatched squares, or a thoughtful zebra. Hold it up to your conversation partner and discuss.' 52 question cards with box | 91 x 67 x 20mm | Instructions included
The School of Life What Adults Don't Know About Art£15.00
Inspiring Young Minds to Love and Enjoy Art Everyone tells children that art matters but the truth is that very often it's hard to know why it really does. Museum visits can feel like a chore as does having to learn the names of the big artists we're meant to love but perhaps don't quite in the way we're supposed to. This is a huge pity because grasped the right way, art has a deep capacity to improve our lives and offer us a sense of joy and mental well-being. Here is a guide to art for children with a difference. In a tone that's kindly, informative, unstuffy and at times rightly irreverent, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to visit a museum without getting bored and why without even realising it we become experts in art by decorating our first bedrooms. This is the ultimate guide to the importance of art, told in a way that will enchant children and teach their favourite adults one or two vital things as well. Selected Chapters Include: You and Art The Big Question No One Answers Why Art Galleries are Boring Why a Work of Art is like a Tool Remembering Appreciation Hope Sadness Balance Hardback book | 153 pages | 222 x 155 mm | Colour illustrations