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A well-developed vestibular system leaves us feeling physically and emotionally balanced, but it needs to be trained through a range of particular movements, explains Nicole Weinstein

Fine motor skills, including how to hold a pencil, are all now within the goal 'Moving and handling'. Jan White suggests experiences to help children become increasingly dextrous.

Alternating actions on either sides of the body, like drumming or riding a wheeled toy, need to be encouraged. Annette Rawstrone explains why.

All aspects of Physical Development need to be catered for under the revised EYFS, says Jan White.

Under the revised EYFS, learning experiences must be 'challenging and enjoyable'. Is this the ideal opportunity to revisit some tired routines?, asks Penny Tassoni.

Emotional Literacy has been identified as key to a child's development. But what is it, why is it so important in the early years and what can practitioners do to nurture it? asks Yasmin Mukadam.

Jill Taplin, co-ordinator for the North of England Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies Programme, answers questions about where Steiner Waldorf stands in relation to the revised EYFS and what it means as a career choice

Understanding proprioception leaves settings better placed to meet the physical developmental needs of young children, says Anne O'Connor.

The 'Know How' guide will see you through the progress check at two, says Susan Soar, development officer, National Children's Bureau.

Designed to be used in everyday practice, the revised developmental grids give guidance on planning and 'how' children learn, says Helen Moylett, principal consultant, Early Learning Consultancy