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The environment we provide for children should meet their needs to a point where they can direct their own play and learning, says Anne O'Connor.
Go back in time for children to get a sense of themselves and to explore concepts with activities across the early years curriculum suggested by Sheila Ebbutt.
In the first of an occasional series, Claire Stevenson, Donna Luck and Veronica Lawrence look at learning resources designed for children under three and the powerful effects of imagery.
Kate Hart Dyke used a favourite story to take her children on a nutritious learning journey.
In a safe environment where they feel secure, even very small children can enjoy constructive problem-solving and concentrate for surprising amounts of time, says Anne O'Connor.
After early years consultant Sandy Green was diagnosed with cancer, she wrote a story for her young grandchildren in the hope that it would make the changes, and the 'unknown', less alarming for them.
An early years project aiming to promote inclusion through the creative arts challenged everyone's thinking. Louise Jackson explains how.
Contrasts, and cause and effect, are just some of the concepts within the learning to be found in an investigation of 'wet' and 'dry' by Carole Skinner, Fran Mosley and Sheila Ebbutt.
Practitioners put their ears to the ground when thinking how to promote language development, as Nicola Hutton and Laura Leddy explain.
A unique initiative in Wales is helping practitioners to improve the way they interact socially with children, writes Karen Faux.
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