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We should take the precautionary principle in exposing young children to ICT before we know the long-term effects, argues Dr Richard House.
Do the activities first and tell the story later - Michael Jones describes an approach that engages children who may be harder to involve.
Endless opportunities for children's expression, development and learning across all curriculum areas are provided by music and movement activities suggested by Margareta Burrell
Characterisation and improvisation played a large part in this year's Christmas production, as children took the lead in developing their own version of the Nativity, says Tessa Fenoughty
A nursery farming project yielded a surprising amount of learning and enjoyment for children and their families. Laura Marcus reports.
Children aged five and under were the select audience for a series of concerts and workshops, with training for practitioners, as described by Stuart Bruce and Matt Carwardine-Palmer of Orchestras Live.
Most early childhood degrees include 'real-world' experiences in early years settings and a related final-year project or dissertation. Make the most of these learning opportunities by bringing your critical thinking skills with you on the placement.
Children enjoy acting out and putting themselves in a story even better than hearing one. Michael Jones describes an exciting role-play project.
A dual lesson in science and creativity arose from one children's centre's project in making and flying a balloon, as Annette Rawstrone hears.
Rewards across all areas of learning will be the result when you get young children together in a baking activity, says Judit Horvath.
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