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Here at Little Ones we very carefully select our suppliers We’re super proud of who we choose to stock and we wanted to share with you why we they fit into Little Ones ethos to be kind to the planet, its people and resources. So lets shine a spot light on Curiosity Corner Sensory Dough. This is one of our best sellers and for good reason.

5 reasons why Curiosity Corner Sensory Dough is one of our favourite suppliers.

  1. The colours and the smells- I mean they are so beautiful and each scent is delicious, they range from blackcurrant, to butterscotch to aniseed. My fave is Fresh Meadow Green the mint smell is divine.
    Little ones: spring sensory dough activity kit, green
  2. Curiosity Corner Sensory Dough is a fellow UK small business and we love that.
    Little Ones: sensory dough ice cream
  3. Each 300g tin of dough will easily last for 6 months – this means 1/2 a year of play for less than £6!
    Little ones: bee sensory dough kit
  4. The dough is so super soft making it perfect for little hands – it squishes through fingers in an oh so satisfying way, it’s great with stampers and our dough accessories or brilliant for moulding and modelling for those older children.
    Little Ones: Sensory dough colour mixing
  5.  Each dough come in its own metal tin which is brilliant for play on the go – make it into a dough box and use when you want your littles ones entertained or do like the 5 minute mum says and simply take the tin with you on a plane journey. 
    Little Ones: sensory dough travel box


What I’m buying for a more playful summer?

When choosing my new resources for the holidays I always try and select new bits and bobs from different areas of play. Theis helps so we don’t end up with loads of the same types of toys, leading to the inevitable “i’m bored” comments.

Picture of brightly coloured sensory bases, including sensory dough, rice and chickpeas

Brightly coloured sensory bases

Areas of play

Creativity and sensory – stock up on art supplies and look for new ways to use them. Who doesn’t love a new pen or sensory dough.  I also like to add different base resources into the mix, so you could try adding a mirror and using Kitpas crayons or paint on that or use a big plastic sheet and decorate that instead of paper. Perhaps you could save up old recycling for decorating and junk modelling.

Small world play – add a few new bits to your little ones favourite type of small world play. This might be a few new animals, cars, people or maybe its furniture for a dolls house.

Imaginary or dramatic play- I love the wondercloths which can be used in so many new ways – think capes, or small world scene background. How about a new costume or a wooden ice cream set to play ice cream shops.


Wooden ice cream set with felt balls    Sensory dough set including treasure bags of loose part and rolling pins     Wooden heart and star wands with paint pots   Inspire my play tray with a child using kitpas bath crayons to draw on   Octopus peg doll   Little girl stacking up different shaped wooden cubes

Puzzles, games or kits – could you have a summer challenge of an epic puzzle for over the summer holidays or maybe a new sensory play kit is what your little one would love. For slightly older children a resource such as the knitting fork or braiding star offers a great ‘puzzle’ for creating wonderful braids and threads. I am also a big fan of orchard toys and their games – they offer so many different options to suit your little ones preferences.

Building – If your little one is into building could add a few new blocks into their existing collection? Maybe its a few smaller cubes or a stacking stone in a different shape, making the build a bit more challenging.

A final word

You don’t need to buy everything, you know your little one and what they like best so lean into – trust yourself.

Remember to check out your local charity shop or Facebook Marketplace for some of these items – they will be loads cheaper and better for the planet to buy second hand. If you are buying new please try and support small and independent businesses – it means the world to us.

How about a toy swap – If your little ones are anything like mine they love other children’s toys so why not capitalise on that and meet up with friends with children a similar age and do a toy swap over the summer.

I also recommend spreading out the newness – perhaps each week or at peak points  of tensions it could be a great way to help the calm return.

Wooden dog figures - Labrador, poodle, sausage dog and westie

Wishing your the most playful summer yet.

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