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Use this colourful season to introduce children to a changing environment and encourage physical development, suggests Marianne Sargent.

The Forest Schools experience has brought many benefits to children at a setting in Scotland. AnnMarie Cunningham describes the process.

Introducing some waste-inspired activities can help children learn about reusing, recycling and disposal. Marianne Sargent suggests a range of approaches.

An activity based on the Noah's Ark story has provided a focused learning opportunity for girls and quieter children, reports Rebecca Fisk.

Cooking and playing with these colourful, exciting ingredients will help children build their knowledge of different tastes, says Marianne Sargent.

Encouraging children to explore the outdoors more freely proved to be a culture change in Poole, says Clare Schmieder, Early Learning Advisory Teacher (ELAT) within the Poole Early Years Team.

Big, noisy and colourful - these machines offer inspiration for activities that are both fun and educational. Marianne Sargent takes a closer look.

Outdoor environments can offer good opportunities for children to build and develop hand-eye co-ordination, if the right interventions are made. Julie Mountain considers the best approaches.

A resource package that reuses scrap and unwanted equipment is set to bring many benefits to nurseries. Ruth Thomson reports.

These dark spaces hold the promise of adventure for children and can promote fun, learning and creativity, says Marianne Sargent.