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Create night in the day, or wait until dark, for a host of imaginative activities indoors and outdoors that will help children explore their natural fascination with the night, suggested by early years adviser Judith Stevens.
Give children a sense of privacy and quiet to help them enjoy the time they spend in your setting's book area.
Offer the under-threes simple objects to manipulate and mark with and hone their skills, suggests Marie Richardson
Let children's imaginations fly high, while steering their learning with activities based on a favourite story book as suggested by early years adviser Judith Stevens.
Help children make a display of themselves with an artistic activity by Christine Henry and Valerie Walker.
With the right mix of 'ingredients', children will be able to explore their interest in baking and consolidate their learning across the EYFS curriculum, says Judith Stevens.
Making natural apple juice was the highlight of a family day at a nursery set on a farm that produced lots of other activities, described by Liz Morey. .
Let children explore a new line of thinking through play with ribbons, laces and cords, as Alice Sharp suggests.
Use an enjoyable story book to complement experiences that children have with resources found in the real world around them, following suggestions from Helen Bromley.