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: Books - Double act

We profile Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award winners John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, with tributes from judges and peers

Areas of Learning

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 6 - Pitch in!

Mathematical development and music go hand in hand, with the latter enabling us to take pleasure in exploring the abstract subject, says Linda Pound

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… transport

Taking young children on public transport will be exciting for them as well as developmentally beneficial, explains Penny Tassoni

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Learning & Development: Books - Double act

We profile Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award winners John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, with tributes from judges and peers

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… animation

How one setting’s children turned their own stories into animated films. By Annette Rawstrone

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EYFS Best Practice: All about… literacy

Effective literacy teaching involves much more than synthetic phonics, explains Annette Rawstrone