Friday, 22 April 2016

Twinkl: Learning Resources



I love doing activities at home with Blake, quite a few months ago now I purchased a tuff tray so that I can do activities at home with Blake that are fun, enjoyable and some times messy. I was asked by Twinkl to review their site recently especially their birth to two years range of educational resources. 

I'd not heard of Twinkl prior to this and was excited to check out their site and see what kind of thing they did. Twinkl is a website with a huge quantity of educational resources for teachers, parents, childminders and for those that home educate their children. 

As I have a 16 month old I have been looking at the birth to two's section for fun ideas to do with Blake. I love that there is such a wide selection of activities including: 

- Busy Bags
- Playdough recipes
- Edible play recipes
- Sensory Play 

I did  a sensory based activity the other day which I found on the website using Oats, water and spices. Blake had lots of fun and you can read all about it in my next post. 

I love sensory play and occasionally we take Blake to a messy play session local to us that runs on a Saturday morning. So I was glad to see loads of ideas on Twinkl as it's given me lots of ideas for sensory play at home as well as loads of other ideas.

Twinkl is free to register and use a lot of their resources, however there are different levels of membership giving you access to extra resources. It is £29.95 for gold membership and their top membership platinum is £44.95 for a year. 

I have been given the platinum membership for 6 months, giving me full access for the whole site. I wanted to do this review sooner but I've been looking through all the resources and having fun deciding what activities I want to try with Blake. I've downloaded the whole birth to two years resource pack as I know I'm going to get so much use out of it. I've also had a look through the site to see what they do for older children and I'm impressed. Twinkl is going to be so helpful to us for years to come as their learning resources are for children up to 11 years.

One feature I'm yet to try is the create section where you can use their templates to create your own learning items which you can share on Twinkl after for others to use. Once I've given it a go I'll have to give you an update on how I've got on. 

25 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this before. It looks fab. I'm so rubbish at crafty type stuff so this would be ideal for us x

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  2. I've been meaning to buy a tuff tray for ages now, but never got to do it. Their perfect for messy activities, aren't they? Love that you do all this with your little one :)

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  3. This sounds super interesting, my little girl loves sensory play and will certainly have a look at this x

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  4. Ooh I hadn't heard of Twinkl before but it looks great. I wish I had heard of the Tuff trays when my Beans were younger too, such a great idea. I love doing sensory play with my little people, such a great way of learning.

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  5. That looks like great fun for you little one.

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  6. This sounds very interesting! My daughter loves sensory stuff and loves getting messy so this would be right up her street! x

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  7. I've not heard of it before but it sounds great. We always do crafts with my 4 and we sometimes run out of ideas :)

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  8. I didn't realise that they had resources for children so young.

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  9. I have never heard of twinkl learning but I like that it is based around sensory resources. My sister has special needs and severe developmental delays and has problems with sensory skills so this would help.

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  10. I haven't come across Twinkl before, though admittedly not having children puts me at a disadvantage on this ha x

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  11. What a great idea for a site. I didn't realise that they catered for younger children also!

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  12. I am so rubbish at messy and creative my with my two - the mess gives me anxiety haha!

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  13. Ooooh I'm a big fan of messy play and craft activities (OH is NOT) will have to give this a look into and see what new things I can come up with :)

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  14. I've never heard of this but it sounds interest so off to take a look!

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  15. I did use Twinkl as a teacher, their stuff is amazing, had no idea they had a blogger program, need to enquire about that!

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  16. I use Twinkl at school and love their resources! It's great especially for seasonal dates, such as Mother's Day, Easter and Christmas! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  17. Good luck with twinkl I hope you have lots of fun with all those resources.

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  18. I am a childminder and I use Twinkl alot - fabulous isn't it

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  19. Oh wow, I've been using twinkl for years and the kids always get stuff from their teachers with the twinkl logo.

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  20. This sounds great but it's pretty expensive. I tend to get most of my play ideas from Pinterest - I'm obsessed

    Cat x

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  21. I keep saying I need to get a Tuff spot for sensory play. The resources sound great, hope you enjoy twinkl for lots more fun.

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  22. Sounds like it is a great resource! Hope you find it helpful and fun :)

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  23. I love Twinkl! I'm thinking of homeschooling Oscar so their site will come in really handy for that :)

    Louise

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  24. ooh I've not heard of Twinkl, sounds like a fantastic resource though! x

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  25. It sounds like a great resource to have, I have never come across it until now.

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