Even the youngest children role play, but the activity takes on whole new meanings and imaginative potential with Reception pupils, explains Charlotte Goddard
How one setting provides the opportunity for children to make transient art, and what they get out of it. Meredith Jones Russell reports
To mark the publication of new guidance document Musical Development Matters, its author Nicola Burke explains its content and what she hopes it will achieve
Photography is more than a visual art form and can unlock conversations with children, explains Pete Moorhouse, who also offers some practical advice
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Use music and instruments from around the globe to help children understand the world, says Linda...
Best practice in helping young children to develop their creativity.
Music is important in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment. Linda Pound’s series examines how music can support early learning across all areas of the curriculum.
Leading experts on the new Specific Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design - and how to achieve best practice.
A four-part series on introducing music into the everyday practice of early years settings, by MERYC UK.
Communication, language and music are intrinsically linked, and it is important to understand this in the early years, writes Linda Pound
How experimenting with music aids children’s personal, social and emotional development and promotes self-regulation. Linda Pound explains, and offers practical advice for practitioners
Physical development and music go hand in hand, and the key to success is variety, explains Linda Pound in the second part of this series
From pottery to knitting, taking part in arts and crafts activities is easy thanks to the wealth of opportunities out there, writes Penny Tassoni
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