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Hygge: Creating Happiness and a Cosy Family Feel

Hygge: Creating Happiness and a Cosy Family Feel

This months guest blog is by the fantastic Kimberly Smith from KSEY Consultancy. Lots of the members of my rep team are enrolled on her Hygge in the Early Years Accreditation™ course so I approached Kimberly for advice when creating a Hygge Collection for the website....

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone reading this blog. This year has been so exciting for Tinker Tray Play. I never even dreamed that my little Etsy store selling home made tinker trays and treasure baskets would grow into the shop I have today. My website is 5 months old now...

Tinker Tray Play Christmas Gift Guide

Tinker Tray Play Christmas Gift Guide

Top Ten Christmas Picks Christmas is just around the corner, so close I can almost hear the tinkling of the reindeer bells in the air... a perfect time for me to share some of my top picks and best sellers with you!1. Seasonal Subscription BoxesGive the gift of a...

Guest Blog by Rainbow Sensory Gifts – Easy Messy Play

Guest Blog by Rainbow Sensory Gifts – Easy Messy Play

I am going to start this blog post off by saying… I am not a blogger! I am a busy mum of two, who is trying to run a small business and keep everyone alive and happy! My early years teaching experience gives me invaluable insight to the benefits of play/sensory...

Getting to Grips with Loose Parts Play

Getting to Grips with Loose Parts Play

Written for, and published by The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). https://www.pacey.org.uk/news-and-views/pacey-blog/march-2019/getting-to-grips-with-loose-parts-play/ Anna Welch, owner of Tinker Tray Play, 26th March 2019. Children...

Treasure Baskets: A Heuristic How To

Treasure Baskets: A Heuristic How To

My first Treasure Basket encounter was as a new mum at a baby class run by my local children’s centre… and I didn’t get it. I remember wondering why on earth they were passing round baskets full of strange household items, and not toys. Surely funding constraints...

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