practice guide: Let's explore

Activities inspired by popular early years themes, from Nursery World's Let's Explore series.


Enabling Environments: We've explored ... fire

A 'monster' sighting at one nursery sparked a project looking at a range of themes.

Let's Explore... Books


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... Stick Man

Imagination is the only resource you'll need in abundance to enjoy activities inspired by this children's book, says Helen Bromley.


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

Go on a voyage of imagination with an appealing story book that lends itself to activities and learning across all areas of your early years setting, suggested by...


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... Darkness Slipped In

It doesn't have to be night time for you to explore both the fun and the fearsome sides of darkness, with activities suggested by Helen Bromley.


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... The King of Tiny Things

A storybook is the starting place for exploring minibeasts and the natural world in imaginative ways, with cross-curriculum activities from Helen Bromley.


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... foggy weather and glowing

Use a unique book by a popular children's author as a springboard for taking literacy activities outdoors and exploring various weather conditions, as suggested...


Enabling Environments: Let's explore ... Bog Baby

A charming book with varied themes that young children will identify with inspires activities across the curriculum from Helen Bromley.


Enabling Environments: Let's explore...Wendel's Workshop

Children will enjoy being as inventive as the mouse at the centre of a fascinating story with the provision of well-stocked resources and activities across the setting,...