Beautiful play resources for little explorers
We are passionate about the value of open ended play, sensory experiences, outdoor exploration, stories and songs to spark children's imagination, curiosity and support their early learning and development.
The word heuristic derives from the Greek word “eurisko” meaning “I discover” and describes an intuitive way of meeting challenges and solving problems. Our range of heuristic play resources provides an opportunity to capitalise on toddlers’ curiosity about the objects that make up the world around them and provides valuable opportunities for extending children’s learning. The open-ended nature of heuristic play encourages children to explore and investigate in their own way, applying their own creative ideas and building on their own experiences.
Storysacks provide exciting, enjoyable play experiences – which can be enjoyed anytime, any place, anywhere. They spark an interest and enjoyment of books and reading that will last beyond their childhood years. They promote early literacy, communication and speech development and allow an outlet for creative and self expression through child’s own pretend play with the story related resources. Our storysacks and storysack subscription services contain props, puppets and fun activities that will help bring favourite stories and songs to life.
Having worked in early years for a number of years we have seen first hand the benefits of introducing open ended play resources and preloved treasures to enhance children's learning at home and in settings and schools. We work with both small independent creatives such as Draw Me Lincoln and larger early years suppliers including Tickit, Yellow Door, Schleich and Lanka Kade to bring you the very best play resources for under 7s.
"I have ordered from Little Acorns many times, the resources are always great quality & the customer service is outstanding!"
"Absolutely love Little Acorns. Jo and Jason are super helpful and go out their way to provide a great service. Every item is beautifully wrapped and you even receive a little gift too! All our products are loved by the children and are very well made. Great prices too!"
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