We are delighted to bring you our range of activity cards which can be used by anyone caring for young children at home or when out and about, to support and extend children's learning in a fun and easy way.
Packed with activity ideas suitable for age 2½ to 5 years, 3-5 years, and 5-7 years, this unique range of cards are proving extremely popular with parents and home schoolers. Feedback from both parents and nursery staff has been overwhelmingly positive:
"What a great idea! I often struggle with ideas to keep the kids busy at home but keen to make sure what they do is helping them with what they're learning at school too. These are ideal."
"I can't wait to try these activities out. So many of them are based around the things we do in our family everday, I didn't realise how easy it could be!"
"I love the quality of these cards, they feel strong like they won't tear easily and will withstand spills and muddy fingers."
We are delighted that both sets of Can-Do Child® cards, and the Easy Early Learning cards have been endorsed by the Good Toy Guide. Following independent testing by families, nurseries, and child carers their review says '...the cards are also ideal for parents and childminders who are looking for enjoyable activities that help their youngsters develop a wide range of soft skills, which are valuable throughout a child’s life for school, work and general wellbeing. The pack of cards is compact enough to travel with, and each card is high quality and durable so parents can take just a couple of cards for inspiration when out and about. There is also a handy guide on the back of each card that shows the skills the activity supports, which childminders will find really useful for writing their observations, and will help parents understand the value of each activity.' (Can-Do Child cards)
"Perfect for nurseries, educators, and child minders, working with busy parents to support and extend children's learning in a fun, accessible way. It's great seeing children engaging in a wide range of activities that boost their confidence and key transferrable skills. Many of the activities need very little preparation and we enjoyed seeing how this enabled the adults to be more spontaneous and react to the moods of the children". (Easy Early Learning cards)
EYFS, Phonic, Activity, and Ideas cards, age 2½-5 years
26 Aa-ZZ fun, phonic, activity and ideas cards covering all areas of the Eary Years Foundation Stage framework. Bite size, at-a-glance fun activities to support and extend children's learning in a fun and easy way.
52 activity cards packed with simple, practical activity ideas requiring little or no planning or extra money. Enjoy the everyday and nurture children's can-do character and skills such as problem solving, social skills, self-regulation, critical thinking, resourcefulness, and the ability to play and work well with others.
Sold as one set (total 78 cards) for age 2½-5 years. Actual card size: 15cm x 10.5cm
- Easily fits into daily routines
- Build's children's confidence
- Backed by top child development and parenting experts
- Dramatic results in all areas*
Also available are the Can-Do Child™ Activity cards for home and classroom settings, also endorsed by The Good Toy Guide.
Packed with simple, practical ideas and inspiration to enjoy the everyday whilst nurturing children's can-do character and skills such as resilience, self-regulation, problem solving, resourcefulness and much more.
58 cards, each with our 'at a glance' grid on the reverse showing the characteristics and skills children are learning through the activities.
Available for ages 3-5 years and age 5-7 years. Actual card size: 15cm x 10.5cm
The Can-Do Child book (this will open a new window)
"This book will help you to help children become happier, more independent, enterprising and resourceful. I thoroughly recommend it for both parents and professionals." Dr Lynne Kenney, Psy.D Practicing Pediatric Psychologist, international speaker and educator, co-author of Bloom
Published by ReThink Press 2017
Available from Amazon (paperback/Kindle) and all good bookshops.
*when used in conjunction with the Ben & Betty activity packs at nurseries, playgroups, childminders, or in the home.