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.
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...
When it comes to best practice in Physical Development, it's important to understand the thinking behind both the 'principles' and 'programme' approaches. Dr Lala...
A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.
Penny Tassoni has plenty of activities with shapes and sizes to try at home
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)