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1-10 Natural Number Stacker
This inviting 1-10 Natural Number Stacker will be a valuable resource to teach early number concepts by helping children to make connections within and between numbers to ten. The bases measure 50mm and show four different representations for each number: numeral, standard 1-5 dice array, random dot array and 10-frame pattern.
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£2.95
2 Pack Mixing Wooden Spoons
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Messy play enables children to do all these things.
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£3.49
3 Pack Mixing Wooden Spoons
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Great for sensory play and early years activities ranging from messy play through to art projects. Messy play enables children to do all these things.
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£16.79
A4 Natural Wipe Boards (6pk)
The Natural Wooden Writing Board Set is a beautiful, natural resource that is ideal for writing and mark making activities. Slim, wooden, write-on- wipe-off, writing boards with rounded edges. An attractive addition to any mark-making or writing area. A4. Store in dry place. Pack of 6.
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£16.95
Agate Slices Pack of 6
Enjoy beautiful crystal colours with this assorted pack of Agate Slices. The thin slices allow the light to shine through which would be particularly effective when used on a light box. ​​​​​​​Enhance sensory play opportunities using the Agate Slices.
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£4.49
Beechwood Rings Pack of 10
Designed to open up a new world of discovery and play, this 56mm Pack of 10 Beechwood Rings is ideal for igniting the imagination in toddlers. Designed for heuristic play which is rooted in children's natural curiosity, these simple wooden rings create a treasure trove of play ideas that help to develop their playing and cognitive skills.
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£3.79
Bigjigs Large Rolling Pin Pack of 2
The Bigjigs Large Rolling Pin Pack of 2 are ideal for youngsters who like to bake and are perfectly sized for little hands, with easy to grip handles. Youngsters can bake up some treats in a Bigjigs play kitchen or be inspired to help adults do some real baking. Encourages creative and imaginative role play. The Large Rolling Pin Pack of 2 are made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
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£3.49
Bigjigs Small Pastry Board Pack of 2
Bigjigs Toys wooden Pastry Boards look great in a play kitchen and are just as useful to help youngsters learn to roll out pastry for real. The Bigjigs Small Pastry Board Pack of 2 are made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
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£8.95
Coconut Shell Discs - 250g
These Coconut Shell Discs are a very versatile resource that can cover many aspects of development. The Coconut Shell Discs can be used for loose part play, sensory exploration or transient art. The Coconut Shell Discs can be used for sorting and counting.
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£237.99
Cosy Complete Natural treasure Collection
The Cosy Complete Natural treasure Collection is a bumper pack of treasures in 4 baskets for fabulous rustic loose parts play and investigation
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£3.49
Dazzle Glitter Tube
The Dazzle Glitter Tube is a mesmerising long, tough acrylic tube filled with colourful rainbow glitter and small star shapes that creates a cascade effect throughout the wand when it is turned over. Creating a rhythmic flow and motion the shiny contents swirl and sparkle along the Glitter Tube. The Glitter Tube is a fantastic tool for tracking and focus skills, and will amaze children of all ages.
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£22.95
Emotion Stones
Emotion stones helps children to communicate their own feelings and empathise with others. This beautifully crafted set of tactile emotion stones is engraved with faces showing 12 common emotions: happy, sad, angry, frightened, worried, surprised, confused, bored, calm, proud, shy and embarrassed.
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£22.95
Finger Fidget Stones set of 12
These large sensory stones are designed to enable children to have sensory experiences by experimenting with the raised and indented shapes and patterns. The Sensory Stones are cast from a durable mix of resin and real stone, they can be used on their own or as part of a wider sensory experience incorporating messy play.
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£21.95
Giant Assorted Polished Gemstones 1 kg
This pack of Giant Polished Gemstones comes with an assorted range of colours, ideal for sensory exploration and creating natural mosaics. The Giant Assorted Polished Gemstones are multi-coloured smooth surfaces are highly reflective, providing a range of sensory stimuli from visual and tactile channels. This makes them an essential item in any Natural Materials collection.
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£31.19
Giant Natural Stacker
The Giant Natural Stacker is a super-sized stacker. The Giant Natural Stacker​​​​​​​ has chunky rustic wooden discs in natural grained wood that stack easily for little hands.
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£34.95
Guidecraft Treasure Blocks Primary
The Guidecraft Treasure Blocks Primary show off flat and dimensional finds like rocks, beads, flowers, shells and small toys. Transparent windows in primary colours allow kids to study their objects up close, in the light, and from front and back perspectives. Includes a set of 8 blocks
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£37.95
Guidecraft Wooden Treasure Blocks
Display or observe small objects and treasures through inset, transparent acrylic windows. The Guidecraft Wooden Treasure Blocks are sturdy hardwood frames have removable panels. Set of 8 blocks, additional objects not included.
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£29.95
Heuristic Play Basic  Set
The Heuristic Play Basic  Set is a beautiful collection of carefully selected heuristic resources, ideal for adding to treasure baskets. The Heuristic Play Basic  Set is also ideal for babies with interests in balancing, stacking, and rolling. Includes egg cups, barrels, balls and spools.
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£72.99
Heuristic Play Starter Set
The Heuristic Play Starter Set is a wonderful opportunity to nourish toddlers’ curiosity about the objects that make up the world around them. The resources which make up this Heuristic Play Starter Set are not objects traditionally thought of as toys for young children, but they provide equally valuable opportunities for stimulating and extending children’s learning.
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£22.95
Interlocking Sensory Stones
The Interlocking Sensory Stones are ideal for exploring matching and symmetry, these pairs of interlocking sensory stones are designed so that each pair interlocks in a different way, from concentric circles that can be continually twisted to shapes that can be interlocked in two, three, or four positions.
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£34.99
Jumbo Number Pebbles
The Jumbo Number Pebbles are perfectly sized for little hands to explore and play with, our Jumbo Number Pebbles are ideal for introducing numbers to young children. Each one is engraved and painted with a number making them highly appealing and tactile.
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£15.99
Large Tree Trunk Slices  Pack of 10
This pack of Large Tree Trunk Slices is a great resource to allow children to explore different textures as they have a bark outer. The Large Tree Trunk Slices  Pack of 10 can also be used for construction or loose parts play. Alternatively, you could write individual numbers, letters or phonemes to aid with number recognition, alphabet and phonics.
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£7.99
Loofah Sponges
This pack of Loofah Sponges is a great resource to allow texture exploration for children. They could also be used to enhance water play activities.
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£32.99
Match Me Sensory Leaf Tiles
These beautiful wooden Match Me Sensory Leaf Tiles offer an engaging, tactile way to explore pattern and shape in the natural world. The Match Me Sensory Leaf Tiles are perfect for matching games, developing language, creating rubbings, taking imprints, as well as being an appealing resource for treasure baskets.
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£10.95
Messy Play Soap Flakes Pack of 3
The Messy Play Soap Flakes are perfect for sensory exploration, soap flakes are the ultimate tactile ingredient for all of your messy play activities. The Messy Play Soap Flakes are recommended for their touch ability in the wet play area, why not try adding glitter or food colouring in with the soap flakes to create an exciting and versatile sensory experience.
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£14.19
Metal Gravy Boats 3pk
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Pack of 3 gravy boats in 225ml sizes. Great for water transportation and size recognition.
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£22.99
Metal treasure bag
This metal treasure bag filled with an array of different textures provides children with a wealth of metal objects to explore. Ideal for developing visual, auditory and tactile awareness.
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£13.95
Metal Tweezer Tongs 8pk
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Practice selecting, sorting and transporting materials with these metal tweezers. Develop hand and arm strength whilst carefully selecting a variety materials.
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£57.99
Metallic Small World Play Fairy House Set of 3
Create an enchanted garden with these shiny, appealing Metallic Small World Play Fairy Houses. ​​​​​​​A lovely abode for elves or fairies. Great for encouraging communication skills. In gold, silver and bronze, faceted with intricate detail. 
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£34.95
Mirror Pebbles
The smooth sensory mirror pebbles will fascinate as children build shimmering towers or sort them into size order. Robustly constructed from stainless steel, these 7 giant silver mirror pebbles have a pleasingly rounded discus shape with smooth seamless edges and are graduated in size from 50mm to 140mm diameter.
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£67.95
Mirror Tray Set of 3
A set of 3 giant wooden blocks with double sided acrylic mirror inserts. The Mirror Tray Set of 3 is ideal for shape recognition and reflective pattern recognition. This set can be used with the Hollow Blocks  for simple block building. The trays are perfect for sorting and collecting. The mirrored base gives these trays an engaging design. ​​​​​​​Children will love filling the trays with jewels and treasures and exploring their reflection. Why not use the trays for transient art activities.
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£15.95
Mirrored Magnetic Sensory Circle
We love this Mirrored Magnetic Sensory Circle tray. Super shiny and magnetic, the options are endless on how to use it.  You can also use eraser pens to use the sensory circle as a drawing board,the board is so flexible and has many uses in EYFS.
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£57.95
Mud Kitchen Bowl Pack
The  Mud Kitchen Bowl Pack is a super shiny set of metal bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes perfect addition to mud kitchens out and about or for messy play indoors. The  Mud Kitchen Bowl Pack is a great addition for your messy play setting.
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£36.95
Mystery Sensory Balls Pack of 6
A set of 6 reflective mirror balls that look identical but all have individual characteristics. Some wobble when rolled, or turn and won’t roll in a straight line, some feel funny when twisted, spun or shaken, and others make different shaker or rattle sounds.
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£49.99
Natural Counting Log
This simple Natural Counting Log has equal-sized holes into which children can count out the appropriate number of sticks from a pile. When placed correctly in the sections, children can easily see the difference between the numbers (cardinality). Each side of the Natural Counting Log shows a slightly different range of numerals (1–10 on one side and 0–9 on the other), making it helpful to teach number order and the value of zero.
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£29.95
Natural Focus Frames Set of 3
Encourage outdoor investigators and artists with this set of three wooden frames, which are ideal for focusing attention on an area for close inspection and inspiration. With three different sizes, the range of focus can be varied depending on the subject.
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£29.95
Natural Shape Viewers Set of 5
Encourage children to use the Natural Shape Viewers Set of 5 around the setting to find items of a similar shape or to focus attention on things they choose to investigate. The Natural Shape Viewers Set of 5 are designed to frame a particular item or area in the natural world and will enable children to really look at the detail. How many colours can they see in the tree bark?
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£29.95
Natural Threading Frames
These delightful Natural Threading Frames are made from sustainably-sourced birch plywood, the three lightweight wooden threading frames in this set are easy to manipulate as children explore threading the holes with a variety of lacing materials.
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£26.99
Natural Tinker Tray
The Natural Tinker Tray is beautifully made from FSC beech, this tactile and versatile natural wooden tinker tray is instantly appealing to young investigators. It is ideal for all kinds of collecting, counting, sorting and loose parts activities. The sections are just waiting to be filled with treasures to display and explore!
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£29.95
Natural Weaving Frames
These simple, notched rectangular  Natural Weaving Frames are a versatile weaving resource. Simply add a variety of wool, laces, ribbons or string to create mini-tapestries of colour and texture. The Natural Weaving Frames are an enjoyable way for children to practise their fine motor skills, the frames can be combined with natural materials to display their collections or create transient art.
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£23.95
Natural Wood Sorting Tray
The Natural Wood Sorting Tray is made from sustainably sourced and FSC approved beech wood, this tactile Natural Wood Sorting Tray is designed to encourage counting, sorting, and displaying intriguing objects!
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£42.99
Original Treasure Basket
The Original Treasure Basket contains every day items, perfect for children beginning to develop a deeper understanding of their senses. ​​​​​​​All the objects within the Original Treasure Basket have been carefully selected to provide a wider range of resources.
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£5.95
Oval Branch Offcuts Pack of 250g
This Oval Branch Offcuts Pack of 250g includes over 75 pieces of Oval Branch Offcuts in assorted sizes, ideal for sensory exploration. Each of the Oval Branch Offcuts has its own distinguishing characteristics such as markings, holes and crevices featuring a smooth finish with natural markings and grains, this asset can be used on its own or as part of a larger group of sensory resources.
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£3.95
Pine Cones Pack of 25
Pine cones are a fantastic tactile resource which is full of texture and makes a great hand held discussion topic. Great for tactile play,educational use,art work and so much more. Add wiggle eyes, pipe cleaners, feathers and a bit of imagination to turn these natural 3D shapes into fun Christmas characters.
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£2.57
Polished Stones Tiger Eye 1kg
These Polished Stones Tiger Eye are a unique and captivating addition to your sensory resources. Allow children to run their fingers over each smooth surface or roll them around in the light to appreciate the unique print. Each of these Polished Stones Tiger Eye can be used for exploration play or paired with adhesives to create art pieces such as natural mosaics.
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£11.49
Rainbow Wooden Eggs
The Rainbow Wooden Eggs are beautiful smooth solid beech wood eggs in the seven colours of the rainbow, with a natural finish to show the grain of the wood. The Rainbow Wooden Eggs are ideal for creating imaginative scenes, encouraging creative construction, rolling, balancing, counting and sorting, sequencing, pattern-making and learning about colour. 
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£189.99
Sensory Play On the Move Kit
Take sensory play inspiration wherever it is needed with this collection of innovative resources. This robust Sensory Play On the Move Kit will enable tactile exploration to flourish in your setting, both inside and outdoors!
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£24.99
Sensory Reflective Balls Silver Pack of 4
Reflective mirror balls provide a stretched version of reality that is distorted like a fish-eye lens giving a view which is other worldly. Made from hard wearing stainless steel, robustly constructed without being heavy and can be handled by young children with ease. Age: birth+.
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£24.95
Sensory Reflective Colour Burst Balls
The Sensory Reflective Colour Burst Balls are beautiful multi-coloured balls robustly constructed from hard wearing, hand finished stainless steel.The colour burst effect provides a spectrum of bright metallic shades on each ball, with a fascinating reflection that distorts like a fish-eye lens to give children an intriguing view of themselves and their surroundings.
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£47.95
Sensory Reflective Colour Burst Buttons
The Sensory Reflective Colour Burst Buttons are robustly constructed from stainless steel, these 7 giant colourful buttons have a pleasingly rounded discus shape with smooth seamless edges and are graduated in size from 50mm to 140mm diameter. Having a metal construction makes our Sensory Reflective Colour Burst Buttons highly durable and with a deluxe feel.
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£22.95
Sensory Reflective Gold Balls
The Sensory Reflective Gold Balls are robustly constructed from hard wearing stainless steel, these beautiful smooth, hand finished, gold tactile balls provide a stretched version of reality that is distorted like a fish-eye lens giving children a fascinating view of themselves and the world.
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£47.95
Sensory Reflective Gold Buttons
The Sensory Reflective Gold Buttons are robustly constructed from stainless steel, these 7 giant reflective gold buttons have a pleasingly rounded discus shape with smooth seamless edges and are graduated in size from 50mm to 140mm diameter. ​​​​​​​The Sensory Reflective Gold Buttons set comes as a delightful set of 7 gold button pieces.
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£37.95
Sensory Reflective Sound Balls Pack of 7
The Sensory Reflective Sound Balls  are robustly constructed from stainless steel, these 7 sensory reflective sound balls are graduated in size from 50mm to 110mm, each with different contents so that every ball produces a different sound and movement effect.
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£15.95
Sensory Reflective Sound Buttons - Pk3
The Sensory Reflective Sound Buttons are robustly constructed from stainless steel in mirrored gold, silver and colour burst finishes, these 3 smooth and seamless discus shaped sound buttons have different contents to produce a range of sound effects. The Sensory Reflective Sound Buttons have hand finished mirrored surfaces provide a distorted fish-eye lens reflection which is fascinating for children to observe.
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£23.95
Sensory Sound Eggs
This beautifully realistic set of six speckled eggs contains three pairs of eggs with matching sounds. Highly tactile and enormously appealing, the eggs are a simple and enjoyable way to help children develop early auditory discrimination skills. Children will delight in finding out which eggs go together and have the same sound and then muddling them up again to have another turn.
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£22.95
Sensory Stones
These large sensory stones are designed to enable children to have sensory experiences by experimenting with the raised and indented shapes and patterns. The Sensory Stones are cast from a durable mix of resin and real stone, they can be used on their own or as part of a wider sensory experience incorporating messy play.
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£26.95
Sensory Tray Stations 3 Pack
Entrance your children with these mirrored sensory trays. Place sensory items on them and watch the reactions. The Sensory Tray Stations are especially effective with babies and children in Early Years.
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£21.95
Sensory Treasure Basket Starter
Our exclusive amazing sensory massage kit is a delightful collection of massage products which will help relieve the stresses of the day. Therapeutic and stimulating the massage kit is a complete collection of sensory massagers and soft brushes which are delightful to touch and very tactile.
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£4.75
Set of Metal Measuring Spoons for Sensory play
Messy play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses and there are lots of materials you can use. Size: 4 spoons with lengths between 11-12 cm
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£16.95
Shiny Utensils Pack
This shiny utensils pack is a great addition to the play kitchen! Teach them to stir, scoop and squish with this 5 piece kit. Sometimes the simplest resources provide the richest learning opportunities for young children. Who wouldn’t want to scoop, mix with our Shiny Utensil  kit, the ultimate in all things shiny and silver.
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£2.39
Small Rolling Pin Pack of 2
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Messy play enables children to do all these things.
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£19.99
Threading Pebbles
Children love handling stones and these tactile threading pebbles invite sensory play and allow children to explore key skills such as counting,pattern making as well as hand-eye co-ordination skills. Children will use the threading pebbles to sort and sequence by shape,texture and colour.
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£64.95
Treasure Basket for Toddlers
The Treasure Basket for Toddlers is ideal for toddlers from 12 months to 2½ years, with items to encourage language, motor skills and develop connections. The Treasure Basket for Toddlers is a delightful addition to your sensory play area.
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£13.19
Wicker Balls Pack of 20
The Wicker Balls Pack of 20 are hand-woven from white wicker and dried naturally to form spheres. The Wicker Balls Pack of 20 can be added to treasure baskets as a sensory resource due to their natural texture. ​​​​​​​The pack contains 20 balls in three graduated sizes - 10cm, 7cm and 5cm.
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£11.95
Wooden Bowls Set of 3 (70mm dia)
These simple and curious natural smooth wooden bowls will spark your child's imagination and encourage them to explore ways to incorporate them into imaginative play and learn about the world around them. Quite simply, they support your child to discover and learn for themselves through a hands-on approach.
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£19.99
Wooden Community Figures - Pk10
The Wooden Community Figures - Pk10 is made up of smooth natural beechwood people figures with different characteristics and in a range of shapes and sizes. Ideal for small world play, discussing families and communities, learning about similarities and differences and for developing descriptive or imaginative language.
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£5.99
Wooden Discs - Pk10
These simple and curious natural smooth wooden discs will spark your child's imagination and encourage them to explore ways to incorporate them into imaginative play and learn about the world around them. Quite simply, they support your child to discover and learn for themselves through a hands-on approach.
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£13.99
Wooden egg cups pack of 10
These simple and curious natural smooth wooden egg cups will spark your child's imagination and encourage them to explore ways to incorporate them into imaginative play and learn about the world around them. Quite simply, they support your child to discover and learn for themselves through a hands-on approach.
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£2.29
Wooden Spatula 2 Pack
The Wooden Spatula 2 Pack is the perfect size for little hands to grip, this Wooden Spatula can be used in the play kitchen to lift out bacon and eggs from the Bigjigs Toys frying pan. Encourages creative and imaginative role play. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
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£5.99
Wooden Spool Set 10pk
Designed to open up a new world of discovery and play, this Wooden Spool Pack of 10 is ideal for igniting the imagination in toddlers. Designed for heuristic play which is rooted in children's natural curiosity, these simple wooden spools create a treasure trove of play ideas that help to develop their playing and cognitive skills.
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£32.95
Wooden Stacking Pebbles
Carefully stack and balance the smooth wooden pebbles before they tumble down! The play possibilities are endless with this versatile stacking toy, with no guidelines or rules, creative youngsters can stack the pebbles in as many ways as they can find.
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£3.99
Wooden Wheels 40mm Pack of 10
The word heuristic derives from the Greek word "eurisko" meaning "I discover" and describes an intuitive way of meeting challenges and solving problems. Our range of wooden heuristic play resources provides an opportunity to capitalise on toddlers' curiosity about the objects that make up the world around them and provides valuable opportunities for extending children's learning.
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£24.99
Woodland Trees Set - Pk10
Our TickiT® Wooden Woodland Trees are made from beautiful smooth solid beechwood with a natural woodgrain finish. In a range of different shapes, designs and sizes, the Woodland Trees Set is ideal for small world play, learning about the importance of trees in our ecosystem, identifying similarities and differences and for developing language and communication skills.
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Natural Play Materials & Heuristic Play for Children

Natural play materials encourage early years children to use their imagination and demonstrate their skills.
Exploring natural play materials can enhance their sensory development and also lead to children using their own creativity whilst learning. Our range is ideal for KS1 and early years children.
With heuristic play, this involves the sensory exploration of ‘everyday items,’
 The difference between this and playing with toys is that toys are often limiting in what they can do, meaning a car is meant to be rolled back and forth, while heuristic play with any household object allows your child’s creativity to take over. Having an open-ended object to play with stimulates innovation, creativity and imagination.
 

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