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Children who read for pleasure are more likely to perform well at maths and English, according to new research by the Institute of Education (IOE).
The largest teaching union has slammed the phonics reading check for six-year-olds as a 'waste of money', after Government research found that the majority of teachers found it had 'little or no impact' on children's reading and writing.
An exclusive online resource for Nursery World subscribers focuses on supporting young boys
A fun and fascinating way to extend young children's exploration of textiles is through felt-making. It needn't incur much cost and there's lots of online advice if you fancy having a go.
How do you support language development? Take part in our survey and you could win free membership of the National Literacy Trust's Early Years Network.
A project that invites parents, carers and practitioners to share good practice is helping to inject creativity into early years education.
Debates about the effects of computers on young children should address what they are used for and how, says, John Siraj-Blatchford.
Adults should not impose their own preconceptions of what is natural or innocent on children's play, argue Sue Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle.
There is 'overwhelming' support among most early years practitioners for the EYFS framework, new research by the Institute of Education suggests.
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