A lack of consideration for others is seen as the root of many social problems - hence the key role of the early years in developing empathy in children.
You can recreate a seaside experience by careful choice of resources, says Nicole Weinstein.
Enrich a child's language skills by talking about books, say Claire Bates and Helen Roscoe, Suffolk County Council Early Years and Childcare Service
Practitioners should work closely with parents of adopted children who will often have a history of upheaval and trauma, says Anne O'Connor.
Nursery World's Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Centre contains a wealth of ideas, advice and information for working with birth to five-year-olds under the EYFS framework, all linking into the four themes - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development. Each feature includes a downloadable PDF and links to other relevant articles.
Seeds, greens and legumes can be used to create a whole host of interesting and enjoyable learning opportunities. Marianne Sargent offers some food for thought.
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Nutrition is an ongoing challenge for nurseries. But groups are taking some innovative approaches to help encourage healthy eating among children and their families. Nicole Weinstein reports.