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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.
National Strategies series: Part 3 - From the child
Children need poetry early on if they are to appreciate it throughout life. Viv Hampshire suggests some activities and books for making a start.
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.
One nursery combines learning through play with family involvement by making science boxes. Mary Evans finds out what it's all about.
Try using resources as suggested by Helen Bilton photo at coombes school, Reading, by Teri Pengilley
Prepare the children before a theatre outing, as Jean Evans hears.
The research and thinking about infant development available to early years practitioners is highlighted by Jools Page and Cathy Nutbrown from the University of Sheffield's School of Education.
Kate Hart Dyke used a favourite story to take her children on a nutritious learning journey.
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