April 27, 2020
Great Pretenders is excited to introduce WEEK 4 of our 30 Days of Pretend Play, featuring Crocodile Creek. This week’s theme is butterflies!
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! I think? Who else is experiencing a Canadian spring? As the weather gets warmer, we would like to encourage you to take your learning outdoors to engage children in hands-on activities. From art activities to practical science, this weeks butterfly activities will engage your children in different ways as they explore the butterfly life cycle. We hope this weeks themed activities put a spring in your step and encourage more sunny days ahead!
Our 30 Days of Pretend Play is intended to help parents structure their days around open-ended play & encourage new ways of learning. This week we will be providing butterfly related lessons designed for grades K-2. Accessing the content is easy. Press the “add to cart” tab & continue with the checkout process. The FREE content will be directly emailed to you.
Along with providing FREE content, we are proud to partner this week with Crocodile Creek! Crocodile Creek, based in Durham, North Carolina is committed to designing high-quality, eco-friendly, innovative children’s products for the global marketplace. From their classic playground ball category, to back to school necessities, to an expansive puzzle category, we strive to inspire imagination and exploration for children. Since the company’s founding more than 30 years ago we continue our commitment to quality, safety, and bringing creativity to children’s product for all.
Butterfly reading list:
This week giveaway includes:
This weeks discussion questions:
2 Winners will be chosen on Friday May 1st using a random generator. Open to US and Canadian residents.
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June 29, 2020
We get a lot of questions (ok some questions – come on, reach out to us more people!)- about how we come up with our costume ideas. Well Kira and the peeps working in product development have a huge influence on these steps too. We meet, hash out some concepts, sketch and colour, then cut up shiny scraps of fabric and staple them to the sketch. Then the hard work begins as she translates these ideas into the costumes we all know and love.
June 25, 2020
It’s a generally accepted “best practice” for parenting- but if your house is anything like our house, these past few months have left us longing for new book discoveries. If we have to read the Gruffalo one more time…
We have gathered a list of our top 10 books featuring pretend play, dressing up & creative problem solving that have inspired new finds at the library (and bookshop)! If you are shopping for new presents and books- we also encourage you to reach out to your local toyshop.
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