We know that Early Years practitioners are always on the lookout for new ideas, or popular well loved activities with a twist, and this is exactly what the 50 Fantastic Ideas series provides! All of the activities are carefully planned and are accompanied by details of what you need, what you do and most importantly simple explanations of 'what's in it for the children?'
Full colour photographs illustrate all the ideas and make these books accessible and very easy to dip into for inspiration.
Quote Offer code 50OFFER at the checkout and receive 25% discount when ordering more than four books.
With leading EYFS consultant Alistair Bryce-Clegg as the series editor, 50 Fantastic Ideas cover all the popular Early Years themes from phonics to creative role play, and are a must for every Early Years bookshelf.
Forty pieces in red/blue/green/yellow
4 large cones 50cm, 4 small cones 32cm
4 large blocks 35x19x9.5cm
4 long rods 70cm, 4 short rods 40cm, 8 connectors
4 small hoops 35cm dia, 4 medium hoops 45 dia
4 large hoops 65cm dia
Durable material, multitude of set-ups and uses.
Slots in bricks and cones make different combinations of
equipment obvious and easy to achieve. Bricks can also
be used as stepping stones. Great for indoor and outdoor use.
Usable on the flat side as well as on the domed side and offers different possibilities for balance training's. Practice with the handles to help you balance and use the valve to adjust the pressure.
Dimensions 55 x 24cm
Durable & easy to clean. Complete with drawstring bag for storage. In this varied set of sensory balls there is something for everyone. Great for all types of throwing, catching and perfect for special needs.
This new design is easy for children to use and is an excellent first step to learning to ride.
Bikerunners are a great way for children who have not yet learnt to ride a bike to develop their confidence and sense of balance.
Suitable for children aged 2-4
Multifunctional bucket seat, great to teach children to balance. Can also be used with water, sand or whatever you want! Diameter 34 x 22cm. Available in Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Orange and Red. Please specify colour when ordering.
A unique and fun carousel that challenges the children’s coordination skills and ability to be a team player – as the wheels can take them in any direction. The children could be set a task by their teacher to “hit” a certain point on the ground – or they could simply navigate to their own favourite spot. Great fun for all and a unique experience. Delivered fully assembled.
Seat Height 310mm. Ages 2 – 5 years.
H520 x D1000 (floor level) (upper diameter 430mm)
The bugs will line up to live in this delightful Bug Hut! The blue and green plastic bottom and ends measure 8 by 5.5 inches, not including the cheerful red plastic handle. Soft mesh screening makes it easy to observe the creepy crawlies from almost any angle. One end features a clear plastic door with a little red knob. Put out a bug-size welcome mat--and explore the world of insects! It's light and easy to carry when it's time for show and tell !
Nurturing emotional wellbeing and social awareness is an important element of a child’s development, which can be encouraged in all areas of your setting with these robust and varied resources.
Families and Friends Wooden Character Set
Talk About… How we feel cards
Little People Sensory Play Set
Let’s Talk Behaviour
The Beat Baby Handbook
Green Beat Baby Plus
Blue Beat Baby Plus
This kit is supplied in a sturdy Gratnells tray with a lid for easy transportation. It is designed to fit into the Gratnells Rover Trolley.
A fun and safe way for children to travel as they turn the sturdy steering wheel, and make clickety-click sounds whilst rolling along. Go Wheelie encourages active and imaginative play whilst reinforcing balance and hand/eye co-ordination skills. Length 70cm.
8" light bell ball made from integral skin polyurethane foam with bell inside. Ideal for visually impaired, sensory, developing teamwork, listening, co-ordination and spatial awareness skills.
Hanging cave for children, for playing, reading and relaxing! Simply hang using the universal fitting set (55329) see below picture.
The big comfortable pillow is removable. Weight limit 80kg, 100% cotton, soft, comfortable and long lasting.
Measures 150 x 70 x 70cm.
Available in blue, yellow, green and pink. Please specify colour when ordering.
Also available for outdoor Hanging Cave for outdoor use.
Mini Viking Push Bike for One, a push bike with double front wheels that provide extra support during the development and training of children’s balance skills. Suitable for the very young. Propelled forward using the feet.
Dimensions H410 x W430 x D540mm
Suitable for ages 1-3
A challenging scooter that helps develop children’s motor skills and sense of balance. The two rear wheels provide added stability and make the scooter suitable for beginners.
Suitable for ages 2-4
Developing children’s motor skills should be fun. This is a good quality tricycle that provides children as young as 1-year old with lots of fun.
Suitable for ages 1-4
3 metre (approx. 9.85ft) tunnel made of durable polyester Dacron 600 x 300 weave with 600mm PU coating and flame retardant. With a sturdy spring steel construction that collapses down for easy storage. Easy wipe clean surface.
Excellent for developing cooperative play and great for muscle development. Special design allows you to add multiple tunnels together.
Push bike without pedals and with a passenger seat that encourages children’s role-playing. The double front wheels make it easy to maintain balance. Equipped with a bar so the passenger can hold on during the ride.
Suitable for ages 1-3
Tube of 13 different fabrics and materials with zip:
262 x 14cm: Ball: Storage Bag:Teachers' notes
Each of the different fabrics have a distinctive colour, pattern feel.
The inside material of the pipe is stitched to form an internal tube along which the children can feed the ball. Other objects may be inserted into the pipe, for example a small bell, comb or a toothbrush to give different tactile experiences. Sensi Pipe can be zipped to form a large band or can be used as a long ‘pipe'.
Sensi Pipe encourages tactile and three dimensional cognition, hand and eye co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills and stimulates imagination. This is a wonderful resource for every child but it particularly useful for special needs and the visually impaired. Another Spectrum ‘must have'product!
Set of 6 brightly coloured, rubber stepping stones. Great for outdoor or indoor play, to help with agility and balance.
Make a mini assault course, great for team building!
Set of 4 tables, one of each colour Blue, Red, Green and Yellow, adjustable in 3 heights from 46 -61cm high. Include a lower shelf and lid for storage.
Brightly coloured, great for messy Play, Sand and Water. The tables can be configured in a row or a circle for community play or by themselves for individual play.
Consists of: 4 angling rods (35cm) 4 angling stands (13cm) 12 fish (10cm) Features: Wooden, robust and durable An old favourite – super for hand and eye co-ordination, colour recognition and and concentration. But mostly good old fashioned fun!!
Great fun for indoors or out.
Includes bowling balls with finger grip and pins (17cm), 2 x Balls (diameter 15cm, weight 660g),
10 x Pins made from strong foam (dimensions 30 x 10cm, each weighing 425 grams).
Wooden, robust and durable
600mm x 500mm x 15mm
Innovative and exciting this wall maze will appeal to all, whilst developing and training muscles. Excellent for gross motor skills and co-ordination.
Fun and absorbing this will encourage flow motion and improve pre-writing skills. Can be used with hands or feet.
Plastic stand measuring 140 x 24 x 24cm, the square base can be filled with sand or water. Throw either balls or frisbees through the 78 x 35cm opening. Great for throwing exercises.
is an innovative, ride on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction and kid power! Its sleek, aerodynamic design allows you to reach an exhilarating speed of 10 km (6 miles) per hour. All you need is a smooth, flat surface. Fun for kids and big kids alike!
Recommended Ages: 3 years & up
The award winning Wheely Bug, doesn't simply move backwards and forwards in unlimited forwards, it moves in unlimited directions including round and round! Designed to offer hours of robust fun and help to improve self-confidence, spatial awareness and gross motor skills. The padded bodies can be easily wiped clean.
Small dimensions 40 x 23 x 30 cm
Small seat height 20cm