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Foundation Stage Units are in the spotlight amid Government plans to greater align EYFS and Key Stage 1 goals. Anne O’Connor outlines how they work and examines their benefits and challenges
In part two of a series on winter, Julie Mountain looks at creating spaces that allow children to make the most of the great outdoors.
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.
How do you audit your outdoor provision and draw up plans for improvement? Workforce, environment, and practice are the key factors, according to Gail Ryder Richardson.
Countries differ in the premium they put upon the spaces that children have to play and learn, with the UK lagging behind, argues Helen Penn.
International awards honour architecture for children, says Ruth Thomson.
Children's experience of the outdoor environment can be enhanced through an imaginative use of ground surfaces and materials, reports Sue Learner.
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- Enabling environments (6)
- Curriculum (5)
- Equipment and resources (5)
- Communication and language (4)
- Supplement - nursery equipment (4)
- Provision (3)
- Supplement - nursery management (3)
- Outdoors (2)
- Learning & development (1)