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Little Blue Magpie – the importance of Play!

Do you have a child or grandchild under 5? – if so, read on..

It seems a very long time since my daughter was under 5, but now she has a little one of her own., and what wonderful person and parent my daughter has turned out to be. She has always loved children and when she was younger used to come intro the museum with me at weekends to help some of our sessions that supported children with special educational needs. I was so proud of her, and never realised how her great interest back then would lead her to become a qualified and experienced early years professional – and such a super Mum to her little daughter Aszouri.

She’s has been through good times and bad and its all made her a stronger, more resilient, and a highly caring person. She is something very special, and believes, as I do, that children are the future, the planet’s future and that of mankind – and that every child deserves the same good start in life. A big part of that is her great understanding of how important play is in a child’s development as well as their exposure to nature.

So much so that she has put everything she knows into practice in raising little Aszouri, and now wants to share all her knowledge and resources gained with others. Above all, she says play should be fun! – and that’s certainly been the biggest part of Aszouri’s life!


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If you would like to find out more about the role Fun plays in Child Development you may want to follow @diary.of.a.british.mama on Instagram or explore the new Little Blue Magpie website. There you will discover some beautiful toys to encourage play in all forms, as well as a wealth of fab learning resources which support structured play:



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