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.

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EYFS Best Practice - Learning from Froebel… the symbolic life of the child

How symbolism through play, music and stories encourages children’s creativity. By Professor Tina Bruce and Jane Dyke

Areas of Learning

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Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Taking the strain

Fortunately for those parents struggling to cope with their child’s behaviour, there are programmes to help, reports Annette Rawstrone

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EYFS Best Practice - Learning from Froebel… the symbolic life of the child

How symbolism through play, music and stories encourages children’s creativity. By Professor Tina Bruce and Jane Dyke

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Worlds of their own

Fantasy play is easy to cater for. Nicole Weinstein provides some practice tips for practitioners and ideas for resourcing

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… dragons

How a dragon’s visit amazed and inspired Reception children in Manchester. By Annette Rawstrone

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A perfect storm - Bercow: ten years on

Ten years ago, a landmark study was published on speech and language development. A follow-up report is being prepared for next year, with parents now invited to...