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.
Ferre Laevers' Process-Oriented Monitoring System builds on his 'well-being' and 'involvement' scales to create a highly sensitive form of assessment. Jan Dubiel takes a look at how it works.
From early in their lives, children show an interest in science. They often notice things that we as adults take for granted, such as the clouds in the sky or...
Children are naturally curious - a fact practitioners and parents can use to encourage early scientific learning, says Penny Tassoni.
With foreign language learning being introduced in primary schools for Key Stage 2, practitioners have an opportunity to help children prepare. Opal Dunn considers...
The component parts of the human skeleton are a good starting point for educating children about staying healthy, says Marianne Sargent
With a view to introducing den play at her school, Louise Nicholls carried out a research project looking at the impact this type of play can have on young children....
By Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape, hardback, £11.99)
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