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The Big Picture - Time to get wiggling

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  • Friday, September 20, 2013
Pebbles Children's Centre in Basingstoke hosted the launch of the Giant Wiggle, a sponsored conga campaign in aid of Action for Children based on best-selling children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Free books from country star Dolly

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Scottish children in care are to receive free books for the first five years of their lives under a new scheme backed by country and western singer Dolly Parton.

In My View - Once in a lullaby

There is something truly wonderful about the fact that children and carers today still love to sing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. The first written version of this song appeared in a book of nursery rhymes back in 1744. That makes it a very old sheep indeed. In a world where huge technological changes are occurring on an almost daily basis, it's comforting to know that some things last.

Phonics urged as remedy for early literacy delay

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  • Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Phonics should be taught by all early years providers and schools and children's progress in developing phonic knowledge and skills should be regularly assessed, according to a new report from Ofsted.

Time to talk with your chatterboxes

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  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Nurseries, playgroups and primary schools are being invited to register and get involved in the annual Chatterbox Challenge by I CAN, running early in 2011.

Funny books awards

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  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates, (pictured), is the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 for books for children from birth to six.

EYFS Best Practice: All about ... the Reggio Approach

Find out about the principles behind the renowned early years centres in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and see how they have inspired practice at settings in the UK with early years consultants Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton (www.alcassociates.co.uk)

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