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.
Sculpture is an excellent medium for creative expression, but staff and children alike will need help. Nicole Weinstein finds some advice
Frequent repetition of stories can help to develop a child’s vocabulary, explains Rebecca Wilson
From a zip wire to sledging, one setting in Scotland is uniquely adventurous. By Marianne Sargent
All young children enjoy swings, which is handy because they aid development. By Penny Tassoni
Babies and toddlers love finger rhymes, which also have developmental benefits, explains Penny Tassoni
Some anniversary reprints of much-loved children's books.
by Margaret McAllister and Holly Sterling (Frances Lincoln)
by Britta Teckentrup (Big Picture Press)
by Mo Farah, Kes Gray and Marta Kissi (Hodder Children's Books, paperback, £6.99)
by Meg McClaren (Anderson Press, hardback, £11.99)