Positive relationships

All aspects of the Positive Relationships theme of the EYFS, including child behaviour, attachment, the key person system, staff relationships, and working with parents. Regular features include Behaviour and Parent's Guides.

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Working with parents: Free to explore

Building on the success of Story Cafes, a new scheme combines reading with sensory experiences to engage families, says Lindsey Symington.

Working With Parents

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Working with parents: Free to explore

Building on the success of Story Cafes, a new scheme combines reading with sensory experiences to engage families, says Lindsey Symington.

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Positive Relationships: Home learning - A parent's guide to ball skills

Playing ball games advances a range of developmental skills. Penny Tassoni explains how to help children play and learn.

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Positive Relationships: Working Mum - Hot gossip

Parents love to talk about their childcare, and these conversations can sometimes lead to something more, says Working Mum

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Positive Relationships: Home learning - A parent's guide to ... music

Why is listening to - and making - music important for children? Penny Tassoni explains, and suggests some activity ideas


Behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Hard times?

Julia Manning-Morton looks at strategies and support in her final article on twos' behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Chaos theory

Physical exuberance needs to be encouraged, not limited, in two-year-olds, says Julia Manning-Morton.

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - All mine?

In part four of her series on the behaviour of two-year-olds, Julia Manning-Morton looks at possession and social rules.

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - 'Me' time

Developing self-awareness is about learning who you are. Julia Manning-Morton looks at how twos can be supported in this