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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EYFS best practice - All about… under-threes’ physical development

Why movement is important for the youngest children and how settings can best provide opportunities to practise it. By Carol Archer

Areas of Learning

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Mathematics - Bring to life

Practitioners must first overcome their own reluctance to approach maths and then encourage children to explore it in real-life and meaningful situations. By Caroline...

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EYFS best practice - All about… under-threes’ physical development

Why movement is important for the youngest children and how settings can best provide opportunities to practise it. By Carol Archer

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Speech & Language: Part 4 - To attention

A guide to attention, listening and understanding skills in children from birth to two. By Anne-Marie Tassoni and Penny Tassoni

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EYFS Activities: Sharing books… Puffin Peter

by Petr Horacek (Walker Books, 2011)

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… farming

Children’s interest in local farming led to a visit to their setting by one of the dads in his tractor, reports Annette Rawstrone