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If babies had words for their feelings, what would they say? Lisa Murray took their viewpoint to create a resource for parents.
In providing resources for playful learning we need to remember the process in which they will be used, not just the outcome at the end, says Anne O'Connor.
As children aged one to two discover how to use words, give an added dimension to the process with fun songs, as Alice Sharp suggests.
Try treasure baskets and discovery boxes for babies to become engrossed in self-directed play, in the second part of a series from Claire Stevenson, Donna Luck and Veronica Lawrence.
Children speaking different languages, or very little at all, learn to communicate happily at a nursery visited by Annette Rawstrone.
Children need poetry early on if they are to appreciate it throughout life. Viv Hampshire suggests some activities and books for making a start.
Early years staff are now taking part in an experiment that has so far only concentrated on parents. Katy Morton finds out what it's about.
A unique structured therapy programme is changing the prospects of nursery children with speech and language delay. Ruth Thomson reports.
The importance of leaving children to their own devices with imagination and the most basic materials is explored by Helen Huleatt of Community Playthings with Professor Tina Bruce, Lynn McNair and Sian Wyn Siencyn.
Observe how absorbed the children can become in particular schemas when you provide resources and activities suggested by Diana Lawton.
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