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'Free-and-found' resources lend themselves to creative, child-directed outdoor play. Julie Mountain offers some guidance on sourcing them.
Pack-away nurseries need be creative to make their settings work. Nicole Weinstein asks three how they manage their storage solutions.
The outdoors offers opportunities to get creative with role play. Nicole Weinstein suggests how practitioners might provide resources to support, and build on, children's natural interests.
This natural material opens up opportunities for children to experiment and explore both real and imaginary worlds - and a mud kitchen makes a good central point.
A nursery's design, from the way spaces are laid out to how books are stored and the furniture and resources used, can make a big difference to children's learning and behaviour, says Nicole Weinstein.
A new climbing area is offering impressive challenge and variety, says King's Meadow Primary School's Sarah Obinna.
Getting children to work creatively with messy materials can assist with the development of descriptive language, explains Anne O'Connor.
The baby room environment can play a key role in helping babies to communicate. Nicole Weinstein explains how to balance interactive resources with quiet space.
The great outdoors naturally encourages exuberance and noise - but how can you harness this to help children communicate? Anne O'Connor explains.
Creating a rich communication environment is vital for language development, says Nancy Stewart.
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