Hi I’m Hannah Hurworth. I am a fully-qualified, experienced teacher specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and mummy to three very energetic and curious children!
Welcome to my website and blog!
Keeping young children busy, and not causing chaos, can be a challenge at times but it doesn’t need to be complicated. I know that in busy households (like mine!) activities for children need to be simple but effective, without the need for much preparation or expensive resources. Learning through play is my passion and I’d love to share with you how much they are learning through the simplest play ideas.
Young children are learning all the time, through every experience and every time they play. Their learning journey starts at home, so play is worth understanding.
All children develop at their own rate, and although the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum monitors progress by age-related guidance, it is only a guide and some children will benefit from activities aimed at older or younger children; depending on their individual needs, learning style and interests. PlayWorth is for all children of all abilities and needs...I speak from experience when I say that older siblings will definitely want to get involved!
Follow the PlayWorth blog for information, tips, and simple but fun ideas that you can use to help keep young children busy and learning through play.
Have fun playing!
- Exciting update!To my followers on my original PlayWorth Blog; I apologise for my absence but I have been busy working on something very exciting… I am now a published children’s book author! My debut book ‘Born to Fly’ by H.J.Hurworth, is available to buy now on Amazon. It is all explained in my new bog post … Continue reading Exciting update!
- The power of imitation; how to teach a young child to write!Last week at a playgroup, my daughter spent a long time in the play kitchen area doing the washing up! She collected dishes, pretended to rinse them under a tap and then popped them away in the toy kitchen cupboards. This might not strike you as odd or interesting at first but you see, my … Continue reading The power of imitation; how to teach a young child to write!