Learning & development
The Learning & Development theme of the EYFS, including child development, Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and activities. Regular case studies showcase best practice from early years settings.
Children at a primary school in rural Derbyshire have been making the most of the weather to explore the properties of snow and ice. Marianne Sargent paid them a visit.
More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers some advice.
Well-chosen activities, heuristic play resources and a number-rich environment can help practitioners to support children's understanding of numbers and counting....
Self-care is an essential life skill, but it can also help children grow in confidence. Nicole Weinstein suggests some supporting resources.
How should the 'areas of need' in the Special Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice be considered in relation to the prime areas of learning? Kay Mathieson...
A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.
By Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, (Hodder Children's Books, hardback, £11.99)
By Britta Teckentrup, (Little Tiger Press, hardback, £8.99)
By Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb, (Puffin, hardback, £10.99)
By Samantha Meredith, (Caterpillar Books, boardbook, £4.99)
By Justine Smith and Angie Stevens, (Campbell Books, board book, £5.99)