I’m Siân, a primary teacher and mum to three boys aged 9, 7 and 4. We’ve created a collection of activities that document how we discover, learn, and have fun through play.

Given the freedom to explore and imagine, children discover the world around them, develop physically and intellectually, and gain confidence. This is why I don’t heavily plan the activities on the website, and the majority are play ideas devised by the boys.

Open-ended play allows children to express their creativity. Unlike closed-ended games, there is no “right” answer or way to complete and finish the project. This kind of play allows your child endless possibilities to make their own decisions and engage their creativity and imagination during playtime.

Whilst children are seemingly ‘just’ having fun, they are busy learning. To support this, I’ve included the National Curriculum Objectives at the end of the Key Stage 1 and 2 activities, and for the younger ages, I have included the Early Learning Goals.

We currently home educate our older two. This may mean more of the content has a curriculum focus, but the boys will still devise their own activities and we will focus on doing things practically.