Friends of The Little Sensory Box
Here you will find recommendations and links to our favourite small independent businesses.
Latched launched in 2018 by mum Natalie after the birth of her first child Harper. Frustrated by what was available for breastfeeding mums she launched her collection with 3 items. Before Harper’s first birthday she was pregnant again and with two under two and a new business she expanded the collection to include maternity activewear fit for purspose. The collection now offers breastfeeding sports bras and jumpers, maternity & postnatal leggings, shorts and vests plus accessories to keep you moving. Visit Latched and use code LSB10 for 10% off.
PATTIE & CO
Pattie & Co. is run by London-based mum, Cat Price, who discovered the joys of muslin fabric when her son was born in 2016. Having previously been a stranger to the multipurpose magic of muslin, Cat soon found herself unable to leave the house without a set of muslin squares for burping, wiping, drying, shading, peek-a-booing and all the other activities that everyday life with a baby involves! But she soon discovered that many of the muslin products she bought quickly lost their shape, colour and softness.
Feeling frustrated at the lack of good-quality muslin available, Cat set out to make her own! Fast forward to today and Pattie & Co. offers a range of muslin squares, blankets, swaddles and bibs featuring joyful rainbow patterns. Everything is made from planet-friendly organic cotton for second-to-none softness and kindness to babies’ delicate skin. Discover the collection at Pattie & Co. and use code TLSB10 for 10% off your purchase.
Visit Pattie & Co
MOORE CRATE OCCASIONS
Moore Crate Occasions specialise in creating bespoke hand painted and personalised pine crates. Perfect for storing your child's sensory toys or the ideal toy storage organiser.
Choose from a small or large crate.
Visit Moore Crate Occassions and use code TLSB10 for 10% off your order.
Teddö Play offer a variety of highly engaging and very versatile Themed Educational Learning Sets for children 2-14 years old. Check out their various packs on Teddo Play. You can also get yourself a Free set of 40 adhesive magnets to use your Teddo Play Learning Cards on whiteboards, fridge or other magnetic surfaces. No code necessary, simply use the link above when purchasing any full learning set from their website.
BAGS OF IMAGINATION
At Bags of Imagination we lovingly design and hand crochet characters for story and rhyme time and creative play pieces ideal for invitations to play. Our story sets are great for encouraging active learning through role play and retelling of favourite stories and rhymes, engaging young children in imaginative play. Our characters are loved by families, nurseries, schools and other EYFS providers to encourage an early love of books, stories and reading.
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PLAY MAKES SENSE
Play Makes Sense creates phonics activity cards, to support children learn through sensory play. Each pack of cards contains over 40 activities and is bursting with everything you need to start playing and learning with your children.
Play Makes Sense was set up by Alice and Abbie to showcase the incredible benefits of learning through sensory play. They are qualified teachers with 10 years experience between them, leading both the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Alice and Abbie left teaching to have their own children, but they never lost their passion for play and learning. They have witnessed the amazing results of sensory play, both at school and at home, and they want to share it with you. They appreciate the pressures of being busy parents and coming up with new ideas for fun learning activities, so they created Play Makes Sense to do some of the hard work for you.
Head to Play Makes Sense to purchase your pack of cards.
BUSY BRAINS ACTIVITY PACKS
Busy Brains Activity Packs were created to help parents find simple, playful ways to support their children's development from birth to five. Written by a former deputy headteacher and mum of two young children, each pack contains 30 cards including a milestone card, details of the key developmental changes to look out for at each stage and plenty of fun activities to do together.
Designed to stimulate all areas of the growing brain, there are a wide range of play opportunities within each set covering creative, physical, musical, literacy, numeracy, social and scientific learning at the appropriate levels.
Head on over to Busy Brains Activity Packs for more information and don't miss the discount codes at the top of the shop page.