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Pretend Play and the toys that encourage this…

Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:04:37 Europe/London

In today’s world the first question people ask when they meet you for the first time is what is your occupation. We have a need to know what people do every day with their time. If you ask a child what their occupation is the answer is full time ‘player’. The only thing your child needs to do every day is to play. From when they wake up in the morning until they finally go to bed your child passes their time playing. Playing with toys, playing with daddy’s and mammy’s and playing with friends. Your job has now switched also, your main job is to encourage and facilitate play for your child. The most interesting thing, I think about pretend play is when I watch my son playing with his garage. He moves the cars and makes noises as he pushes them , all his cars are called Daddy for some reason! Children pass through several different phases, at the moment Conor is engaged in cars and his pretend play is almost completely focused on his garage. Through pretend play children expand and work on their social and emotional skills. Without even thinking about it children are learning to share and learning how to interact with each other. They are swapping toys with each other and learning how to take turns with each other. Emotionally they are learning to cope when things are not going their own way. They are beginning to navigate tricky situations by using and improving their language skills. Watching a child engaging in pretend play you can see how a child interprets the world around him. Their life experiences can be reflected through their play. Conor , when he is in crèche makes cups of tea for everyone, a trait I think he has picked up from his granny as she is never without a cup of tea in her hand. Encourage your child to play, surround your child with toys that facilitate play and watch how your child begins to grow and develop through the medium of play.
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Sparking imagination through Den play.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:04:37 Europe/London

Here at EASE we are always looking for new materials that help to promote a child’s learning and maximise their play time. On the back of this we are delighted to announce that we have increased our selection of Dens!Read More
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Wooden Toy’s Available at EASE!

Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:04:37 Europe/London

Wooden toys are becoming more and more popular. Both parents and teacher are starting to recognise the pros of using wooden toys. Not only are they a timeless beautiful piece that appeal to a range of ages, on a practical level they are durable and easily cleaned, a must have feature for a busy mammy.Read More
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School……Starting it or going back can be a daunting idea!

Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:04:37 Europe/London

Sending your child back to school or deciding whether or not to enrol your child in school or a crèche can be a double edged sword. On one side we see the anxiety experienced by both parent and child when they are separated and how the life of the parent becomes busier with more need for planning and preparation. The juxtaposition of your change in lifestyle along with the fact that you know your child needs structure, routine and that your child will ultimately benefit from positive, outside of the home influences makes the move to school/ crèche a painful yet necessary one.Read More
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The wonder of the humble chair.

Saturday, 26 November 2016 13:00:36 Europe/London

The wonder of the humble chair.Read More
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New Website

Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:42:58 Europe/London

Check out our new website! Be the first to check out our new selection. We have added over 1000 brand new products to our range.Read More
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New Quote Facility

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:00:48 Europe/London

Generate your quotation easily and quicklyRead More
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Early Years Grant

Thursday, 20 July 2017 13:36:13 Europe/London

Early Years GrantRead More
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EASE Maths

Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:21:43 Europe/London

Introducing EASE Maths. The EASE Maths range has been designed and created alongside early years professionals and tailored with the Irish numeracy curriculum in mind.Read More
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New Catalogues

Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:39:27 Europe/London

It's here! The wait is finally over!Read More
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