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Implementing a 'key caring' approach may seem daunting, but practitioners need to understand its benefits for everyone, explains Anne O'Connor.
Two Little Dicky Birds, By Judith Stevens
Movement play is vital to young children's cognitive development as well as physical skills, says Anne O'Connor
What a noise! Sound out the possibilities for developing listening and speaking skills with these ideas from Alice Sharp.
Practitioners need to identify and observe young children thinking to give them opportunities to move on further, says early years consultant Marion Dowling.
Two-way exchanges between babies and adults help build up language and brain development. Anne O'Connor considers how practitioners can create more opportunities for them.
Reassure new mothers on the recommended way of feeding their baby with advice from Annette Rawstrone.
Horsey, horsey, don't you stop Just let your feet go clippety clop Let your tail go 'swish' and the wheels go round Giddy up, we're homeward bound. It's important to introduce...
A project that boosted learning outcomes for babies also helped nursery staff make great strides in their practice, as explained by Donna Luck, Claire Stevenson and Veronica Lawrence, who devised the project.
Let the children take on a new identity with fun dressing-up activities from Alice Sharp.
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