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.
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....
A giant puppet show came to Liverpool for three days this summer. The event inspired one nursery to explore the concept of size - by getting the children to make...
Parents play a crucial role in helping children learn to communicate - but there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, says Penny Tassoni.
Requiring only simple materials, block play nevertheless gives children the power to bring imaginary worlds to life. Michael Follett suggests handing over creative...
Hopping and skipping are challenging skills to master. Here, Dr Lala Manners looks at how they emerge and offers ideas for supporting their development.
By Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape, hardback, £11.99)
By Peter Brown (Macmillan, hardback, £11.99)
By Mairi Hedderwick (The Bodley Head, hardback, £19.99)
By Lucy Cousins (Walker Books, hardback, £7.99)
By Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton (Walker Books, hardback £11.99)