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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Learning & Development: Cold Climates - Ice breakers

Children at a primary school in rural Derbyshire have been making the most of the weather to explore the properties of snow and ice. Marianne Sargent paid them a visit.

Areas of Learning

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Home learning - A parent's guide to ... bilingualism

More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers some advice.

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Make it count

Well-chosen activities, heuristic play resources and a number-rich environment can help practitioners to support children's understanding of numbers and counting....

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Me do it!

Self-care is an essential life skill, but it can also help children grow in confidence. Nicole Weinstein suggests some supporting resources.

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Prime movers

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...

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Learning & Development: Science - Full force

A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.