What is the difference between the learning through play cards, membership club and the courses?
The learning through play cards are a collection of 150 developmentally age appropriate activities, ideas and games. They are uniquely adapted to suit a range of abilities meaning the ideas can be made more challenging, or easier to suit your individual child. They are the first card on the market to provide this level of inclusion and differentiation to help all parents and their children learn and play at home. They can be used as a bank of ideas to put play into your day!
The membership club is a unique resource rich hub empowering you to understand what your child is learning, know exactly how to help your child and giving you the tools needed to use straight away! It’s is packed full of educational downloadable resources, playful learning ideas and video tutorials for you to follow, underpinned by the Early Years Framework and National Curriculum. You also join the members only exclusive community.
The courses are one off training courses designed for parents and professionals on key themes linked to child development, play, learning and education. They go into research, theory and provide strategies for you to implement straight away in your homes and settings.
My child is nearly the next age range, should I buy the age they currently are or the next age pack?
The age ranges are a guide to when the activities will first become suitable for your child. They are the first card on the market which are adapted to show how to make each activity more challenging or easier, so I would recommend purchasing the age they are currently. This will ensure they have had an opportunity to master the developmental skills for their age range, without any gaps in their learning, but also can be challenged to extend their learning. You will find that just because your child turns the next age that they still love to play the activities on the previous pack and you can then move onto the next pack once you’re in need of more inspiration!
My child is over 7, can I still use the ideas in the learning through play cards?
Yes, yes, yes! There is no upper age limit when it comes to play and learning through play is the best way to engage children of all ages with their learning.
My Mummy Teacher specialises in supporting children from birth up to Year 2 (aged 0-7 years), as it is based around the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework.
It is important to note however, that each child is a unique individual. Not all children progress or develop as expected by the National Curriculum and therefore some older children, children with gaps in their learning following the global pandemic, or children with Special Educational Needs will highly benefit from the activities provided in all ages of the learning through play cards! You may find that older siblings want to get involved and play with their young siblings too!
Parents and professionals of older children have also used many of the activities and ideas provided for after-school activities in a bid to reduce their child’s screen time whilst learning through play!
Should I do the activities on the cards more than once?
Definitely! Repetition is vital in supporting young children’s learning and development. Each idea is adapted to show you how to make the activity more challenging or easier so you can play over and over in lots of different ways!
Which pack should I buy to encourage siblings to play together?
If you are only purchasing one pack, I would suggest once they are over 1 buying the pack which is suitable for the youngest child in your care. This means all of your children will be safe to engage in the activities. Babies will need to have their own Newborn and 6 months + pack, but older toddlers and children can all play with the activities from 1+. Remember to check the arrows on the cards to show you how to adapt the activity so all your children can get involved!
Do I need to buy anything extra to complete the activities?
All of the activities are simple set ups, using items you most likely have at home already, such as, recycling materials, common toys like a toy car and household items such as pegs.
Orders are sent out via Royal Mail 2nd class, so within the UK please expect 3-5 working days from the day you receive your dispatch email to receive your playful package!
Postage costs within the UK are £2.50 as standard, with FREE UK delivery for orders of products over £40. Our Advent Calendar shipping within the UK is £3.50 as standard.
If you require your package to be posted out quickly, please get in touch via email when ordering and I will always try my very best to post as soon as possible.
Shipping costs for outside the UK are as follows:
Europe flat rate - Calculated at checkout.
Worldwide – Calculated at checkout.
If you are ordering outside of the UK, please remember we also offer a digital download version of our learning through play cards which can be used electronically or printed by yourselves to save on the postage cost!
Can I send an item as a gift?
Yes, we would love to send your items as a gift! They make an ideal newborn baby, birthday or Christmas gift! Simply tick the box at checkout to indicate it is a gift and we will hide the price. You can also add a special message inside the package free of charge if you let us know when you place your order. We don’t currently offer a gift wrapping service, but this is something we are working on to provide in the future.
Can I return the learning through play cards if I change my mind?
Yes, of course you can! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know why you would like to return your items and once received I will process a refund.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any digital downloads, courses or the membership cost.